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November 24, 2014

Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom's Turquoise Tiara

Turquoise Tiara Garrard Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret United Kingdom
Creation: This tiara was made by Garrard circa 1900. Queen Elizabeth had the top diamond border removed.

Materials: diamonds and Persian turquoises set in gold and platinum
Turquoise Tiara Garrard Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret United Kingdom
Provenance:
  1. Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom; from King George V and Queen Mary on the occasion of her 1923 marriage to King George VI of the United Kingdom
  2. Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom, Countess of Snowdon; from her mother on the occasion of her 21st birthday in 1951
Turquoise Tiara Garrard Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth
Turquoise Tiara Garrard Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret United Kingdom
Princess Margaret
Turquoise Tiara Garrard Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret United Kingdom
Princess Margaret
Questions:
  • Did this tiara belong to Queen Mary before she gave it to Queen Elizabeth?
  • Was this tiara inherited by Princess Margaret's children in 2002 or did it return to the Queen's Collection like the Lotus Flower Tiara?
Turquoise Tiara Garrard Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret United Kingdom
Princess Margaret
Turquoise Tiara Garrard Queen Elizabeth Princess Margaret United Kingdom
Princess Margaret
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Photos: Munn

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