Re: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Diamond and emerald earrings
Posted by Franck on June 16, 2017, 12:19 pm, in reply to "Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Diamond and emerald earrings"
You are incredible !
I think that Mrs Greville was wearing her small emerald and diamond necklace !
Can we see the brooch ?
: Many have speculated that the diamond and drop
: emerald earrings which QEQM wore with her
: large emerald necklace were part of the
: jewels which Mrs Greville left to HM.
: I recollect some previous board discussions
: on this topic where it was noted that the
: Greville Boucheron emerald earrings written
: about by Vincent Meylan had cabochon drops.
: To my eye, it seemed that the earrings worn
: by QEQM were not cabochons and so I assumed
: they were another pair, possibly not
: connected with Mrs Greville.
: Recently, I began to wonder when (thanks to
: the great kindness of another person) I saw
: a clearer version of the photo of Mrs
: Greville at the Devonshire House ball.
: Mrs Greville at the Devonshire House Ball.
: (This detail is taken from another image and
: so it is not brilliant)
: Then during the week I found another photo
: of Mrs Greville from the same occasion which
: shows clearly that the emerald drops formed
: part of a large brooch, possibly used as a
: Because I can see metal around these emerald
: drops, I suspect they are faceted stones.
: Despite the fact that I cannot find a really
: clear photo of QEQM's earrings, I think the
: emeralds in them are also faceted stones.
: I also think the shape of HM's emeralds is
: the same as Mrs Greville's.
: Whether Mrs Greville had 2 pairs of emerald
: earrings or QEQM converted another piece of
: jewellery is a mystery but I believe that
: the emerald drops worn by QEQM are part of
: the Greville inheritance.