A quick and dirty guide to feudal nobility, proper forms of address, etc, by history buff Jerry Quinn.

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Manchester Tiara. Once owned by Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester in 1903. Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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Princess Marina's Girandole Earrings. This gorgeous pair is made in a classical girandole design, which was developed in France in 1700s and named after the crystal-pendant candelabras of the time. It went out of fashion in early 19th century but then underwent a period of a renaissance during the revival of Rococo styles in late 19th century.

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Literary Folk Figure. A onetime member of the British nobility, she is remembered as a Paris flapper of the Lost Generation who gained immortality as Lady Brett Ashley in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises".

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Manchester Tiara, Victoria and Albert Museum. This is a large, heavy tiara, measuring 4 inches high all around.

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U.K. artist paints grime rappers to look like British nobility - LA Times Painting by Reuben Dangoor

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The pearl and diamond tiara is arranged as a series of graduated pinnacles of diamonds, each surmounted by a pearl. 1900s by unknown maker.

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The Manchester Tiara by Swamibu, via Flickr - currently in the V&A museum. See Diamonds 1 for more pins

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