In contrast, Vincent Meylan has worked directly from the Van Cleef and Arpels archives, and he gives a very specific date of 15 December 1954 for the date the Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte commissioned the tiara. Source: Vincent Meylan, Van Cleef & Arpels page 84.
The Luxarazzi site http://www.luxarazzi.com/2012/11/josephine-charlottes-emerald-peacock.html?m=1 does not reference Vincent Meylan's book so presumably the information was put online before the book was published. The tiara-mania site, on the other hand, was published on 28 November 2013 after the 2012 publication of Meylan's book; yet, the author does not cite it, or provide any evidence to refute the date given by Meylan.
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