Cambridge Sapphires | Royal Jewels of Princess Augusta Caroline | Wedding gift from the Duchess of Cambridge
In 1843 the House of Brunswick celebrated an brilliant gathering, the wedding ceremony of Princess Augusta Caroline and the Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz at the new chapel at Buckingham Palace in the evening.
The King of Hanover appeared in a rich hussar uniform and the Duke of Cambridge was dressed in a field marshal's uniform.
After the registration of the marriage the party was go lowed to the state apartments and supper was served in the state drawing room on a long range of tables, decorated with golden plates, figures and details.
The Duchess of Cambridge presented her daughter with a complete set of jewels, including tiara, necklace earrings and other ornaments of diamonds and sapphires a most costly and splendid gift.
The necklace with sapphires and diamonds>>
The Duchess of Kent was entirely jewelry of brilliants.
The Duchess of Gloucester jewelry of turquoises and diamonds.
The Marchioness of Ailesbury presented a handsome ring composed of a single pearl of large size set in brilliants.
The King of Hanover a medallion of him surrounded with diamonds
The leading nobility have given several costly presents a bijou from a fashionable Marchioness having coat 250 guineas.
She was the sister of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge and aunt to Queen Mary.
Princess May of Teck - later Queen Consort Mary, was very closed with her godmother the Duchess of Cambridge as well with her aunt Augusta, so she inherit much of her jewels after the death of the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. On this way the important sapphires came back in the english royal family again.
Sapphire-Diamond Parure was the wedding gift of Queen Mary to her daughter-in-law Princess Marina of Greece Duchess of Kent>>The tiara in the close up with seven ornaments, was offered as necklace with an half diamond riviere on backside in total length of 40cm. It was auctioned by Sotheby’s Geneva May 1993 and in 1998 from Christie’s.
Thank you to my dear Volker, Uwe and Mags
Sources: Observer July 1843;The Manchester Guardian1843;The Times;Sotheby’s Genf Mai 1993, Christie’s Genf Mai 1998;
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