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Re: Mrs Greville & her black diamonds
Over the years I have collected a number of press items about Mrs Greville's black diamonds. These references were in articles about unusual gemstones, and the expensive nature of black diamonds was usually emphasised. But, so far, I haven't seen references to Mrs Greville wearing black diamonds to a social function.
There is, however, a reference to her sister-in-law wearing a parure of sparkling black gemstones. Whether those items were made with black diamonds or belonged to Mrs Greville is impossible to say without further information.
Thanks Xavi24 for the reference to the Spanish royals having a parure made of black diamonds. I am intrigued at how the royal ladies attended such ceremonies in grand court attire.
Queen Ena during a court ceremony on Holy Thursday 1911.
In modern times I think it is the jewellery house of de Grisogono which made black diamonds fashionable.