The Greville Chandelier Earrings

mimi-greville-chandelier-earriangsMrs. Margaret Greville, was a British society host and philanthropist. Upon her death in 1942, she bequeathed all her jewels to The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth. Included with the gems, was a diamond necklace thought to have belonged to Marie Antoinette and a pair of diamond chandelier earrings.

Mrs. Greville ordered the earrings from Cartier in 1918. Each earring is made up of 16 diamonds of varying cuts- pear shaped, half-moon, square, trapeze, baguette, baton and emerald-cut. The earrings were given as a wedding present to Princess Elizabeth when she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.
Picture: The Royal Collection

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