Re: Queen Alexandra hiring jewels for her crown
Posted by Beth on August 6, 2017, 4:28 pm, in reply to "Re: Queen Alexandra hiring jewels for her crown"
Thanks Nellie. Much appreciated. I hope Bob still has the newspaper item. I would love to read it. |
I suspect that either Carringtons, or other jewellers who may have purchased some of the stones, would have used the royal connection to command a higher price for the diamonds.
I suspect that the overwhelming majority of the diamonds in the crown would have been hired, as removing and then re-instating diamonds, especially small ones, in jewels is a cumbersome procedure. It would be more efficient to have hired at least all the small diamonds.