The Portugese Royal Parure - Emerald & Diamond Parure
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This antique parure consisting of a tiara which converts into a necklace with matching earrings, ring and brooch, was made for a member of the Portuguese Royal Family at the beginning of the last century. It has passed down to Lady Colin Campbell by descent. Made of Brazilian emeralds and old-cut and rose-cut diamonds set in yellow and white gold, it is a true classic.
"Ten years ago, the earrings, ring and brooch could only be worn in the evening or to things like Royal Ascot, the Arc de Triomphe or weddings during the day, but now that the fashion has changed and one can wear jewellery like that during the day with casual or casual chic clothes, I have been getting rather a lot of mileage out of them. The tiara also converts into a necklace, which means that that one piece has a dual purpose," Lady Colin Campbell says. "This is true of many good old pieces. Princess Margaret's tiara, for instance, could be dismantled to make a necklace and brooches as well. In an ideal world, one would have had both the necklace and the tiara, but since I do not, whenever I wear this parure, I either skip a necklace altogether, or wear something that goes with it but isn't actually a part of the parure."
The parure consisting of tiara/tiara frame/necklace with matching earrings, ring and brooch in stones of a similar quality and size starts at £335,000.
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From Lady Colin Campbell in Association with Haute Joaillerie