Tomorrow marks the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Grace of Monaco, the glamorous American Actress who became the Princess Consort of the small Mediterranean Principality, so we are featuring her Top 9 jewels, ending with her Cartier Diamond Necklace.
Featuring 64 brilliant and baguette diamonds set in a modern three-strand design, the necklace was made by Cartier in 1953, and bought by Prince Rainier III for actress Grace Kelly as an engagement gift, along with two engagement rings.
Princess Grace was first pictured in her Cartier Diamond Necklace at her pre-wedding gala, and then wore it in a series of iconic portraits, a State Visit to France, a State Visit to the Vatican, and a series of Banquets, Balls and Galas up until the untimely end of her life, making it one of her most iconic jewels, often paired with her Diamond Tiara and Bains de Mer Tiara.
After Princess Grace’s death, the Cartier Diamond Necklace passed into the ‘Palais Princier Collection’, and has been exhibited around the world. It has been worn her elder daughter, Princess Caroline, and was worn most recently by her granddaughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, for a Gala following her Civil Wedding earlier this year.