Today marks the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who was born on this day in 1900! The vivacious Heiress who married Prince Philip’s ambitious uncle and lived an uninhibited life before serving with distinction in WWII and becoming the last Vicereine of India, Lady Mountbatten had a fascinating life and quite a lovely jewellery collection. We have already discussed many of her jewels, including the Mountbatten Tiara, her Pearl and Diamond Tiara, Pearl Star Tiara, and Art Deco Diamond Necklace but today we are going to feature her famous Emerald Necklace.
Sad news out of London today; Lady Elizabeth Anson, the Royal Party Planner who was the daughter of a Princess Anne of Denmark, sister of the late Lord Lichfield and the Queen’s cousin has passed away from cancer at the age of 79. While we had originally been saving to feature this Tiara to mark Lady Elizabeth’s 80th Birthday next year, we find this a fitting time to share Princess Viggo’s Diamond Tiara:
Today marks the Anniversary of the death of Princess Beatrice, who died on this day in 1944. The youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, she possessed some beautiful jewels, including Queen Victoria’s Sunray Fringe Tiara and Queen Victoria’s Strawberry Leaf Tiara, including her Diamond Pampilles.