Princess Mary's parents, the Duke and Duchess of Teck gifted a collection of 1850 turquoise pieces to their daughter upon her marriage in 1893 to George, Duke of York. This included a 'high' tiara of diamonds and turquoise stones. As seen in it's original state worn by Mary, it's rather imposing. However, around 1912, Mary had the piece altered by E Wolf and Co, possibly working for Garrard, and had it 'lowered'. Image courtesy of Ursula's Royal Magazin site, a must for any jewel fan.
An ornate belle epoque diamond and natural pearl tiara, circa 1890. Worn here by Ethel, Baroness de Forest at a Spencer House shin dig in 1906. Designed as seven diamond open-work motifs, each topped with an upright, pear-shaped pearl, with diamond spacers.
Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria, born Princess Marie of Edinburgh, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria), 1875 – 1938). Queen Consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of King Ferdinand.
A family portrait of Princess Mary, Countess Harewood, with her two sons, George, who inheirted the title of Earl from his father, George's first wife, Marion, and her younger son Gerald at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.