Cambridge Lovers Knot Tiara and Collingwood pearl earrings👑💕
The tiara was commissioned from Garrard in 1913/1914 by Queen Mary, Queen Consort of King George V. Mary wanted to have a tiara created based on the design of her maternal godmother Princess Augusta of Hesse, the Duchess of Cambridge's 'Lover's Knot Tiara', whence comes the name.
In 1981, the day before Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, Her Majesty gave her soon-to-be daughter-in-law a red leather box, and inside lay the tiara. The Cambridge Lovers Knot became her signature, however, the princess found it quite heavy and headache-inducing. Following Charles and Diana's divorced in 1996 the tiara was returned to the Queen, and it was widely believed it would remain in the royal vaults unseen for years if not decades. Thankfully, the Duchess surprised us all at the 2015 Diplomatic Reception when she arrived wearing it.
About the earrings: the diamond and pearl earrings were a wedding gift from Collingwood Jewellers to Diana (the jewellers favoured by the Spencer family). They are part of Diana's private collection and probably William gifted them to Kate at some point - a perfect match for the Lovers Knot tiara❤️
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