The Princess received several significant jewels as wedding gifts from the people of Scotland.
The gift from the Women of Glasgow was the "Thistle of Scotland
forming a corsage ornament in emeralds and diamonds. It was made by
Edwards and Sons, Court Jewellers, Buchanan Street, Glasgow."
Source: Christie's. Catalogue of Highly Important Jewels. October 7, 1970.
It was described in The Times 25 November 1921 as "a beautiful,
single-stone square-cut emerald". In the 1970 Christie's sale
of the Princess Royal's jewels, a ring fitting this description was
sold for £9000 to Middlemas. "A fine rectangular emerald
mounted as a single-stone ring, with diamond five-stone shoulders
to the plain hoop."
"Comprising a necklace, designed as a series of ten graduated
bezel-set cabochon emeralds with old mine-cut diamond cluster spacers;
a bracelet and pair of ear-pendants en suite, emerald collets circa
1890, diamond florets circa 1860, necklace 38.0 cm., bracelet 18.5
cm., in a late 19th century red leather fitted case (accompanied by
two additional emerald links)" auctioned by Christies on 16 November
1999 Geneva for $60,211 (USD).
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