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March 13, 2017

Countess Spencer's Diamond Tiara

Spencer Tiara Princess Diana Wales
Creation:  This tiara was made from various pieces that were put together by Garrard in the 1930s.  The central and end portions were given to Cynthia Spencer by Lady Sarah Spencer when she married in 1919.  Garrard created four additional elements and mounted all of the pieces together as a tiara.

Materials:  diamonds set in silver and gold
Spencer Tiara Jane Fellowes
Jane Fellowes
Spencer Tiara Victoria Lockwood
Victoria Lockwood
Spencer Tiara Sarah McCorquodale
Sarah McCorquodale
Provenance:
  1. Cynthia Spencer née Hamilton, Countess Spencer 
  2. John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer; inherited from his mother in 1972
  3. Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer; inherited from his father in 1992
Spencer Tiara Princess Diana Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Spencer Tiara Princess Diana Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Other Wearers:
Spencer Tiara Princess Diana Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Spencer Tiara Princess Diana Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Questions: 
  • When were the central and end elements created? 
  • Which jewellers created the central and end elements?
  • Did the end elements belong to Frances Browne née Manby, Viscountess Montagu?

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