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Re: Origins of the amethyst parure
Does he give any source for this? It would be interesting to know as I don't really know that much about this set.
Britishroyaljewels wrote a post on Instagram last week about the origins of this parure. https://www.instagram.com/britishroyaljewels/
According to him, the parure was bequeathed to Queen Mary by Princess Catherine of Württemberg, but the parure (or the stones) was originally owned by Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. Princess Catherine was a cousin of Queen Mary's father, and the families were close.
I would like to draw attention to the fact that our fellow poster, Franck, was the first to identify what happened to Queen Mary's amethyst parure after her death.
I recollect that Franck initially posted it on the RJWMB, but I cannot find the thread now.
Since that board let its subscription lapse several times, it is now an uphill battle to find things.
I am doing this post as a matter of ethics to remind everyone of the earlier posts, but I do not have the time to trawl through thousands of RJWMB posts.
Luckily, Franck posted about his find once on this board.
In November 2022 I mentioned Franck's find in 2 instagram posts. Franck gave the details of his find in the comments.
These posts are https://www.instagram.com/p/CkaCM5Ivff4/
I have done this post only to jog readers' memories on the sequence of events.
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