When Queen Mary bought the tiara from Princess Nicolas of Greece, Duchess Vladimir’s daughter, she had the last of her Cambridge emeralds made into drops and set in the tiara (above). These emeralds are interchangeable with the pearls, and both styles are worn by Queen Elizabeth II.
DIAMOND DIADEM TIARA, CIRCA 1919. Designed as a diadem composed of a series of graduated chevron panels, centring on an oval plaque set between arched shoulders, embellished throughout with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, inner circumference approximately 210mm, signed Paris, Londres and numbered, later fitted case by Antrobus 6-8 Old Bond Street, London, W1.
Classic fringe tiaras: (1) Princess Mary's Fringe, formerly the property of Mary, the Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood. (2) Princess Marie-Chantal's Fringe, from the Greek royal family. (3) Habsburg Fringe, from the Liechtenstein princely family. (4) Queen Mary's Fringe, from the British royal family. (5) Kent City of London Fringe, now worn by Princess Michael of Kent. (6) A fringe formerly belonging to Queen Maria of Yugoslavia.