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October 22, 2014

Duchess of Kent's Festoon Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was created circa 1900.  Later, Princess Michael replaced the band of diamonds along the base with a row of pearls.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds
Princess Marina
Princess Alexandra
Provenance:
  1. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent
  2. Princess Michael of Kent; inherited by her husband, Prince Michael, from his mother in 1968 and given to her on the occasion of their 1978 marriage 
Princess Michael
Princess Michael
Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • What is this tiaras provenance prior to Princess Marina?

Links:
Photos:  Munn

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