Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, who was born on this day in 1900! The Scottish Aristocrat who unexpectedly became the popular wartime Queen and then the beloved Queen Mother for half a century, we have featured many of her jewels over the years and to mark the day today, we are featuring the Strathmore Rose Tiara!
Crown | Greville Tiara | Oriental Circlet Tiara | Delhi Durbar Tiara | Fringe Tiara | Turquoise Parure | Lotus Flower Tiara | Strathmore Rose Tiara | Cartier Halo Tiara | Teck Crescent Tiara | Cartier Bracelet Bandeau | Aquamarine Pine Flower Tiara | The Queen Mother’s Tiaras
When Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married the Duke of York in 1923, the Earl of Strathmore gifted his youngest daughter the spectacular Strathmore Rose Tiara, which could also be worn with five sapphires in place of the diamonds in the centre of each of the wild roses. Like many of the other wedding gifts, the Tiara went on display at St James’ Palace, open to the public.
The new Duchess of York notably wore the Strathmore Rose Tiara for a series of portraits in the early to mid 1920s, paired with the Teck Flower Brooch and her Cartier Bracelets, which were widely reproduced around the time of her husband’s accession in 1936.
In 1935, the Duchess wore the sapphire version of the Strathmore Rose Tiara paired with her Sapphire Brooch for the Royal Variety Performance in 1935, which was its final public appearance for decades.
In 2023, the Princess of Wales wore the Strathmore Rose Tiara for the South Korean State Banquet.
Crown | Greville Tiara | Oriental Circlet Tiara | Delhi Durbar Tiara | Fringe Tiara | Turquoise Parure | Lotus Flower Tiara | Strathmore Rose Tiara | Cartier Halo Tiara | Teck Crescent Tiara | Cartier Bracelet Bandeau | Aquamarine Pine Flower Tiara | Teck Diamond Hoop Necklace | Queen Adelaide’s Fringe | Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Necklace | Greville Festoon Necklace | Greville Emerald Necklace | The Queen Mother’s Tiaras