20 November 2012

Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara

Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara
There are a few different diamond fringe pieces in the Queen’s collection, and they can be hard to tell apart. Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara – made by Garrard in 1919 from a necklace given to Mary as a wedding present by Queen Victoria – is often mistakenly identified as a tiara of Hanoverian diamonds from George III. Queen Mary gave this piece to Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) in 1936; it was then loaned to Princess Elizabeth (the current Queen) and Princess Anne for their wedding days. It was inherited by the Queen on her mother’s death in 2002, and can also be worn as a necklace.

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Appearances:
17 February 2012: New Zealand Diamond Jubilee Portrait 
1973: Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips (on Princess Anne)
1947: The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

Photo: Royal Household