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Gem set and diamond bracelet, 1920s

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March 24, 08:41 PM GMT


3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details


Gem set and diamond bracelet


collet-set with a series of variously coloured cushion-shaped and oval sapphires and zircons and one hessonite garnet, spaced by links millegrain-set with circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 175mm, French assay marks

Possibly a wedding gift to Lady Edwina Ashley from Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1922. 
The wedding gifts received by Lady Edwina Ashley and Lord Louis Mountbatten were widely reported by, amongst others, The Times on the 18th July 1922. The groom gave his bride superb jewels, including a diamond and pearl tiara of five stars (which their daughter Patricia, Lady Mountbatten was to wear to her own wedding), a diamond and turquoise demi-parure, a diamond brooch of the Royal Navy insignia and interestingly 'a bracelet of precious stones surrounded by diamonds', which could possibly be the present bracelet. Edwina was to give Louis 'a Rolls Royce motor car'.