The date is important to me 15 December 1954 means that the then Heditary Grand Duchess received the cross and the pendant for her Wedding from her Father King Leopold III. She must have received at the same time Queen Astrid emerald earrings immortalised ? for ever on her last Portrait.
: The tiara-mania site
: provides a link to the Luxarazzi site, so
: it is possible that the author was relying
: on the latter for information. More
: importantly there is nothing on the
: tiara-mania site to indicate that the author
: has undertaken independent research based on
: the sources held by Van Cleef and Arpels,
: the firm which made the jewel.
: 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
: 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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