| THE LOTUS FLOWER TIARA | This was seen on the Queen Mother in her early years as Duchess of York and was subsequently retired from her regular tiara rotation. It was made from one of her wedding gifts, a necklace of a Greek key pattern with pendant diamonds and pearls given by her husband,H.M. King George VI of Great Britain (1895-1952). Garrard dismantled it and created this tiara instead | H.M. Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain (1900-2002) wearing THE LOTUS FLOWER TIARA |
The Gloucester Turquoise Tiara, circa 1850. Also known as the Teck Turquoise Tiara. It was a gift from Queen Mary’s mother Princess Mary Adelaide, the Duchess of Teck. In 1935 Queen Mary gave it to her daughter-in-law Alice, the Duchess of Gloucester, as a wedding gift.
The Queen Mother at an evening engagement wearing the ring later given to Camilla Parker-Bowles as an engagement ring. The necklace had been a gift to Princess Alexandra of Denmark from her future husband the Prince of Wales and worn on their wedding day in 1863. The diamond brooch was a wedding day gift to the Queen Mother from her husband King George VI.
The Norwegian emerald parure is one of the loveliest, with the dark, rich green of the rain forest. Its origins goes back to Napoleon with the neo-Classical design common for that time. The original owner was reportedly the Empress Josephine, making its way first to Sweden through Princess Josephine of Leuchtenberg.