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Re: Please see link with claim of the 27 tiaras acquired from Cartier
Dimitry' your suggestion sounds credible. But both Kings Edward and the then PoW are known to have been Cartier's biggest patronizers.
If I remember correctly, 27 tiaras were ordered from Cartier for the coronation of Edward VII, not that he personally commissioned them or bought them. They were ordered by individual customers, but for the same occasion.
I don't think it's something impossible for a King to have done, remember prices were not as inflated for jewels in those times as they are today, maybe he acquired 27 Cartier peices not being necessarily tiaras.
And I'm sure gifts are given by the monarch on his crowning/ coronation day to his nearest and dearest.
Maybe he gifted the ladies who attended to his Queen Cartier peices and his female relatives along with his Queen was in receipt of peices from said Cartier too.
Isn't it reported that Queen Alexandra had not one but 2 grand diamond necklaces from Cartier only seen in paintings and mostly gifts from said King Edward VII.
I don't know nor do I have other evidence but I'm sure this is not the first time I heard about this particular king collecting jewels on mass from Cartier.
Many thanks for posting the video link Dave.
I wasn't doubting your word.
I was questioning whether there is any evidence to support the claim that Edward VII purchased 27 tiaras.
So, the video does say that Edward VII purchased 27 tiaras.
But where is the evidence to support that statement?
I find it interesting that a photo of the Halo tiara was used.
That tiara was not purchased until 1936.