Sri Lanka | This collection of nine silver (some with gold) hairpins are set with pink sapphires, emeralds and clear stones known locally in Sri Lanka as Matara 'diamonds' (white zircons) | Late 19th to early 20th century | POR || Such hairpins were worn by women in the 'Low Country' regions of Sri Lanka from the 18th through to the early 20th century.
Diamond tiara, belonging to the Percys of Northumberland. Designed as at least five large foliate and scroll motifs, with smaller diamond spacers. This other tiara came in use during the Coronation of Elizabeth II when it was worn by Duchess Helen's daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, nee Montagu Douglas Scott. See next pins.