Elisabeth die Königinmutter trug das Armband mit dem Nationalemblem
von Süd Wales.
Die Damen von Süd Wales machten Alexandra Prinzessin von Wales,
anlässlich der Hochzeit mit Edward dem Kronprinzen von England,
ein kunstvolles und kostbares Kleinod zum Geschenk.
Es ist eine zweiteilige Brosche und ein passendes Armband mit Smaragden,
Gold, Perlen und Diamanten.
Als Zentrales Element ist der Lauch, das Waliser National Emblem, als
Mittelpunkt - eingebunden im Rahmen aus Diamanten, das Spruchband mit
dem Motto in Walisisch: O Ddeheudir Cymru Iddeu TywysogesMay God preserve our own Princess.
Die Blätter des Lauchs sind aus Smaragden gebildet, die Wurzeln
in Gold mit einer grossen barocken Perle, gefertigt wie ein Medaillon,
dessen Fläche kleine Diamanten eingesetzt sind. Die Knospen aus
Das Orginalset mit Brosche
als Geschenk der Ladies von Süd Wales >>
The wedding present from the Ladies of South Wales to Alexandra Princess
of Wales had two elements. National Token from South Wales to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
A meeting of the ladies treasurers of the several counties of South Wales took place on Thursday, the 11th inst., 5, Buckingham Gate, the residence of the Countess Dowager of Dunraven.
There were present— the Countess Dowager of Dunraven in the chair, Lady- Frances Pratt, Lady Jane Walsh, Lady Catherine Allen, Lady Mary Williams, Lady Llanover, and Mrs. Saunders Davies.
The designs of five of the principal jewellers in London were submitted for selection, and Messrs. Hunt and Roskell were the successful competitors. The objects chosen for the token consists of two beautiful ornaments the finest jewellery (emeralds, diamonds, and pearls), the one being a bouquet of trefoil, oak, wheat, and mistletoe (the Bardic emblems of the four quarters of the year), with a jewel of the badge of the Principality (the Leek), the leaves of emeralds, the stem and fibres of pearls, on a pave (or ground) fine brilliants, with three pendants, the centre an enamel St. David (the patron saint of Wales, and archbishop of Caerleon).
On one side the banner of Wales (the red dragon) in rubies, on green and white field emeralds and diamonds; on the other side the arms Wales (the lions) also represented jewels, the frames of the pendants richly studded with gems. The other ornament is bracelet of emeralds and diamonds representing in the most artistic designs the emblems of Wales, entwined with ribbon bearing Welsh motto brilliants. The amount the order is £2000.
The BRACELET was set with Diamonds and Emeralds: A Leek in Pearls
being introduced into the design; the surrounding jewelled band presenting
the legend in the Welsh language:
"GOD PRESERVE OUR OWN PRINCESS"
Also, a BADGE in Diamonds and Emeralds with the Leek; surmounted
by a Bouquet composed of the bardic emblems of the seasons, Trefoil,
Oak, Wheat and Mistletoe. This also bears a motto in Welsh:
"FROM SOUTH WALES TO THEIR PRINCESS"
From the press in the year 1957: ....for the St. John County Ball in aid of the Devon St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade, which took place at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay. Between four and five hundred guests were received in the large ballroom by the County President of St. John, the Earl of Fortescue, who is Lord Lieutenant of Devonshire, with Countess Fortescue looking charming in a pastel brocade dress, and Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Superintendent-in- Chief St. John Ambulance Brigade, who looked very chic in a long black satin evening dress with the deep pink ribbon of the Order of the Grand Cross of the British Empire and her impressive row of decorations, with a fine diamond necklace and other jewels.
The ballroom was decorated with clusters of coloured balloons and the very attractive and inspiring St. John posters painted by Anna Zinkeisen. In the foyer of the hotel, a tombola was arranged with a great number of prizes, which had all been presented for the occasion this realized a good sum for the Brigade, as did a raffle for a number of other attrac tive prizes.
At midnight there was a parade, compered by Mr. Eric Payne, of magnificent jewels valued at a quarter of a million pounds, which had been very kindly lent for the occasion by the Crown Jewellers, Messrs. Garrard Co. of Regent Street, who had sent them down by train with members of their staff.
They were worn and displayed by six very kind ladies who live in the neighbourhood. Lady Twysden who looked exceptionally chic in a midnight blue satin sheath dress, wore a sapphire and diamond, and a ruby and diamond set, both of great value and exquisite workmanship. Mrs. Hugh Goodson looking most attractive in silver and white brocade, showed a superb aquamarine and diamond set . The Mayoress of Torquay in a white evening dress displayed a fine diamond set including a magnificent tiara, and others who wore lovely sets of jewels in the parade were Mrs. J. E. Astley, Mrs. Llewellyn, and Mrs. Wynne-Griffiths.
Others who came to the ball to help this very good cause were the Mayor of Torquay, Sir Henry and Lady Imbert-Terry, Brig. Sir Ralph and Lady Rayner, Sir William Twysden, Sir William and Lady Williams, Brig, and Mrs. C. E. A. Browning, Lt.-Col. Bacon the Chief Constable of Devon, who was chairman of the ball committee, Lady Crookshank, Lady Sebright, Brig, and Mrs. Hudson, General Dening, Major T. W. Gracey, County Commissioner of St. John, and Mrs. Gracey, whom earlier in the evening I had met working hard putting finishing touches to display boards, and Major Grant who organized the ball. I was sad to have to leave the glorious sunshine of Torquay................
The Magnificent Emerald, Diamond and Pearl BROOCH PENDANT graciously loaned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother together with the Fine Jewels worn for the Parade at the St. John County Ball will be on view in the PERSIAN ROOM at the IMPERIAL HOTEL TORQUAY on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 1957 between 12 noon ano 1.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. Mr. Cecil Mann, M.V.O. and Mr. Eric Payne of the Crown Jewellers MESSRS. GARRARD & CO.. LTD. 112 REGENT STREET, LONDON W.l will be present to answer any enquiries A Collection will be taken on behalf of the Devon St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade ...Torquay Times, and South Devon Advertiser
The bracelet was frequently worn by Queen Elizabeth both while Queen
and Queen Mother. The bracelet worn
by the Queen Mother >>
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