Das Armband aus Diamanten mit Perlen, herzförmig angeordnet und mit einer Krone wurde von den Brautjungfern anlässlich der Hochzeit and die zukünftige Herzogin von Connaught überreicht.
This bracelet with diamonds and two wonderful pearls was a gift of the bridesmaids to Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes of Prussia on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of Connaught.
The Times March 14, 1879 wrote: Immediately after the wedding the bridesmaids presented her Royal Highness the Duchess of Connaught with a very handsome and costly bracelet, specially designed as a memento of the auspicious event. It is composed of the finest brilliants and pearls, the centre representing two hearts united of large Oriental pearls, surrounded by rows of brilliants and surmounted by the Royal crown; the whole being encircled by a wreath of myrtle leaves springing from a marguerite; and the sides of the bracelet being formed of smaller marguerites entwined with myrtle-leaves.
The bridesmaids, the daughters of dukes, marquises and earls, according to Court precedence, have their names engraved on the beautiful jewel in the following form: Ela Russel, Georgiana Churchill, Adelaide Taylour, Blanche Conyngham, Victoria Edgcumbe, Cecilia Hay, Louisa Bruce, Mabel Bridgeman - March 13th 1879.
The bracelet was designed and made by Mr C.J. Hill (Catchpole and Williams) Oxford-street.
Another magazine wrote about the gift of the Bridesmaids:
The bracelet of pearls and diamonds " is of unique design consisting of two heart-shaped pearls, surrounded by rows of finest brilliants surmounted by a Royal Crown of whole pearls and brilliants. A wreath of myrtle leaves, also in brilliants, encircles the whole, and as the Royal bride's name is in German, "Marguerite," that flower has been interlaced in the centre, and smaller blossoms, entwined with leaves of pearls and diamonds, form the sides of the bracelet centre." Source: The Graphic Royal Wedding Number, March 20, 1879
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