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April 13, 2016 12:22 pm  #1


TBF-QM-25 The Delhi Durbar Bracelet

25. The Delhi Durbar Bracelet

   This “diamond chain bracelet with…three cluster plaques”[1] was made by Garrard for Queen Mary in 1911 as part of the original Delhi Durbar Parure, containing three of the original Cambridge emeralds.[2] It was first worn by Queen Mary, to the Delhi Durbar in 1911, and in subsequent official portraits wearing the parure.[3] The Queen inherited it in 1953 and wears it regularly with the rest of the Cambridge emeralds.

1. Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 90
2. Royal Collection: Dress for the Occasion: Emerald, diamond, platinum and gold bracelet http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/dressfortheoccasion/object.asp?exhibs=BPSO2006jewelleryitem=21 [Accessed 7 June 2012]
3. Roberts, The Queen’s Diamonds, p. 170 (RCIN 2917139)
 

 

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