Schmuck und Juwelen des Herzogs und der
Herzogin von Kent
Jewellery and Treasures of the Dukes of Kent
Above Marina Princess of Kent, born Princess of Greece-
Denkmark. She wore the diamond
fringe tiara present of the citizen of London, (I read
onced that she wore the fringe tiara of her grandmother
Grand Duchess Wladimir, but didn´t find this again)
Wedding gifts given to Marina, the late Duchess of Kent
The one room completely shine of jewels and expensive showpieces.
Below spotlights the gift of King George is placed, a necklace
of 36 big and excellent diamonds, which look like as one
only fire shine. In view of that the gift of Queen Mary
shows, a diamond set consist of a tiara with two enormous
sapphires in the middle and diamonds on the sides, three
neck jewels, two brooches, a necklace and a pair of earrings.
The Duke of Kent gives to his bride, a several beautiful
and expensive jewellery of diamonds, pearls and rubies.
The one is a tiara, with diamonds and whose middle part
can be exchange by rubies. He also gives a bracelet of diamonds
and rubies, a necklace of diamonds with a big ruby and pearl
The King and Queen further gives to their daughter-in-law
a long diamond necklace and a big brooch with rubies in
the middle and diamonds on the sides. A third tiara with
diamonds and pearls the bride will receive from her parents,
and the fourth in Russian model from the City of London.Source:
SVENSKA DAGBLADET November 28th 1934 (Swedish newspaper,
The Illustrated London News, Wedding Number, No. 4989,
Vol 185, December 1, 1934, pages 884-885 has wonderfully
clear and large pictures of some of the royal jewellery
given as wedding gifts, including the Cambridge sapphire
and diamond parure.
The photograph clearly
shows the Cambridge tiara with the seven high upright diamond
& sapphire motifs. In addition to the tiara, the parure
from Queen Mary consists of a pair of sapphire and diamond
bracelets, the long sapphire & diamond cluster necklace
with the detachable pendant drop, three sapphire & diamond
brooches and a pair of cluster and drop earrings.
(Munn, Tiaras, page 188, plate 169 Princess Marina is wearing
the tiara, the necklace with the pendant, two of the brooches
and a bracelet from the Cambridge sapphire appearing exactly
as they did in the Illustrated London News photograph).
One of the wedding gifts - the pearls once owned by the
Duchess of Teck were given by Queen Mary.
"James Ogden arranged the diamond clasps so that she
can wear them as a long or short necklace." - so says
the caption in Royal Weddings in Vogue 1934
Katherine Duchess of Kent
wearing a Aqamarine Tiara
Marina Duchess of Kent and the Duke are very closed to
Princess of Louise, Duchess of Argyll, after the death of
the Princess, a lot of her jewels are given by her last
will to the Kents such as the large
emerald with diamonds made as a brooche and the diamond
Marina Duchess of Kent
wearing large diamond stars - Queen Alexandras famous stars??