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Re: Peeresses Tiaras at Coronation. Countess of Pembroke
Thanks Beth, I wonder if the tiara and subsequent jewels was like her dowry from her father the 5th Marquess of Anglesey? I wonder how is it we have missed such a grand tiara in our scheme of things and that same has never been reported on. Maybe it may show up at the next Coronation!!!
Superb photos, thank you Maridje! It is amazing what detail can be seen in them.
Unfortunately, I have not found any information so far about the gemstones.
What does seem clear is that these jewels were first photographed on Beatrice Paget, Countess of Pembroke. One of the things which struck me is that a totally different set of jewels was worn by the previous Countess of Pembroke for the 1902 coronations.
The earliest photo I have of Beatrice Paget wearing this tiara and the necklace is from 1935
Earlier photos show her with a bandeau -- two different ones.
Opening of Parliament 1921
Opening of Parliament 1927
The only reference I have to Beatrice Paget, Countess of Pembroke wearing coloured jewels is from when her new mother-in-law presented her at a Court just after her wedding. At the time she wore sapphires, but I doubt if she had the grand tiara then (as the style looks later to me), but I could be mistaken as I am not up on jewellery styles. Does anyone know a possible date range or era for the large tiara?
Presentation at Court in May 1904.