Countess Spencer’s Tourmaline Brooch

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Cynthia, Countess Spencer, who passed away on this day in 1972! The daughter of the Duke of Abercorn who married the 7th Earl Spencer and was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother for 35 years, Lady Spencer is perhaps best known for being the grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales and also possessed the spectacular Jewellery Collection of the Spencer Family, the highlight of which are the Honeysuckle Tiara and Spencer Tiara but today we are featuring another important family heirloom; the Spencer Tourmaline Brooch/Pendant!

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Duchess of Argyll’s Diamond Shamrock Tiara

Today marks the 110th Anniversary of the Birth of the infamous Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, who was born on this day in 1912! The glamorous Heiress who married & divorced an American Golfer before becoming a Duchess and being the victim of a notorious divorce case, the Duchess had an amazing jewellery collection, so we are featuring her Cartier Diamond Shamrock Tiara! Continue reading