King George V gave his daughter a truly magnificent parure of sapphires
and diamonds as his wedding gift. It consisted of Queen
Victoria's diamond and sapphire tiara, her diamond and sapphire cluster
necklace with Prince Albert's 1845 brooch as a detachable oval pendant
and a bracelet of sapphire and diamond clusters.
Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles wore this parure at her first dinner
party and dance where she and her husband entered her parents as the honoured
guests at Chesterfield House. King George wrote in his diary "Dear
Mary looked charming and wore my sapphires."
This sapphire and diamond cluster necklace and pendant were also
the property of Queen Victoria and made ca 1850. Described in the
Christie's 1970 auction catalogue as "an important sapphire
and diamond necklace, composed of fourteen graduated sapphire and
diamond clusters of quatrefoil design, each held and intersected
by a diamond double-leaf motif." Cushion shaped diamonds
and sapphires mounted in silver and gold in a length of 43cm. It
was sold at the auction without the pendant for £8000 to Botton.
The pendant was created from a sapphire and diamond brooch which
Prince Albert gave to Queen Victoria for her birthday on 24 May
1845. Queen Victorias
Sources: The Times Field, Leslie. The Queen's Jewels.
1987.Christie's. Catalogue of Highly Important Jewels. October 7,
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