Oben ein Bild des herrlichen Diamant Diadems, der Herzogin von Devonshire
Her Grace Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (March 31, 1920 - September 24, 2014), née Deborah Freeman-Mitford, was the last of the noted Mitford sisters. She married Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire in 1941.
The formidable Duchess turning a pensive gaze towards the viewer, wears the diamond diadem together with a quantity of the Devonshire pearls, and the Zenobia costume from Worth, Paris, which Louise, 8th Duchess of Devonshire, wore at the famous Devonshire Diamond Jubilee House Ball in 1897. The occasion was a costume party held at Chatsworth to celebrate the eightieth-birthdays of the 11th Duke and Duchess.
The tiara rests on a band of pairs of stylized buds between collet-set diamonds, surmounted by a sequence of palmettes outlined by diamond borders linked at the base to lotus flowers graduated toward the back, totalling approximately 1900 diamonds.
An article written by Duchess Deborah in the Sunday Telegraph of March 17, 2002, described her own behaviour when wearing so much glitter:
Devonshire Parure Cameo Intaglio| Bandeau Stomacher Necklace Brooch Coronet Comb Bracelet in Enamel Carved Gems Renaisance
Devonshire Parure aus geschnittenen Edelsteinen, Kameen, Edelstein Gemmen, Gold Emaile im Stil der Renaissance
Devonshire Parure |Stomacher Devante de Corsage setted with ancient Carved Gems, engraved Cameo, Intaglio
Duchess of Devonshire Tiara Diadem Brooches with Diamonds |Cavendish Family Jewels| Duchess Evelyn | Duchess Mary |Duchess Deborah
Zenobia Costume and Headdress Louise Duchess of Devonshire| Double Duchess |Royal Noble Jewel History
Double Heart Sapphire and Diamond Brooch | Countess Cornelia Craven | Deborah Duchess of Devonshire | Historic Royal and Noble Jewelry
Emerald and Diamond Necklace |Duchess of Manchester | Consuelo Yznaga | Montagu | Vicountess Manderville
Cartier Diamond Tiara Diadem | Jewels Helene Duchess of Manchester | Large Diamond Drops Corsage Brooch