A few more images of the impressive Delhi Durbar tiara. Made by Garrards 1911 especially for the 'Durbar', a ceremonial gathering to pay homage, held in Delhi on 12 December to makr the sucession of King George V as Emperor of India.
During the years that Queen Mary wore the Delhi Durbar tiara her inventiveness, and the jeweller's skill, meant that there were no fewer than six different varitions of the piece. My thanks to whoever made this compilation.
A 1908 belle epoque tiara by Chaumet. Made for the Marquis de Talhouet, a classic scrolling foliate tiara, with large circular diamonds at the center of each scroll and topped by a larger, cushion-cut diamond.
The Pakenham Circlet of honeysuckle motifs of diamonds set in silver and mounted in gold. May have been made for the widow of the Baron Longford, who was elevated to the Irish title of Countess in her own right. (From Munn's Tiaras Past and Present)
H & D Diamonds is your direct contact to diamond trade suppliers, a Bond Street jeweller and a team of designers. Tel: 0845 600 5557 - The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara with Cambridge Emeralds. Picture courtesy of Geoffrey Munn.