Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Tiara or Two...

So my husband says, "Where are you wearing THAT?!"  I says, to clean my closet, go to the loo or even for a grand night out.

A tiara or two...

The Cartier tiaras all belonged to Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe who sounded like a dame of the best sort.  Her husband, the Duke of Roxburghe had their butler bring them breakfast and divorce papers upon a silver tray.  The Duke tried to get the Duchess kicked out of the castle and she holed up in a room for six weeks despite the Duke turning off the water, electricity, food... The townspeople, who were very fond of the Duchess, brought her food which she lifted up to her room via a bucket and rope out the window.

This tiara can also be worn as a necklace.  The diamonds are tremblant - as am I : )

The tiaras had been packed away in newspaper in 1953 after their divorce and sealed with a wax seal... how amazing is that?!  Must have been so much fun opening those yellowed packets of newspaper to find a glittering Cartier tiara! 

The Duchess of Roxburghe's tiaras on Sothebys employees...

xo, Juliana

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