Según escribió en sus redes sociales, Vicent Meylan, experto en piedras preciosas y autor de un libro sobre joyería, la reina María recibió este broche como regalo de bodas con el entonces futuro rey Jorge V, en 1893, el presente le fue entregado por sus suegros, los reyes Eduardo VII y Alejandra de Dinamarca.
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On the 6th of July 1893, princess Mary of Teck married Prince George, duke of York, older son of the prince of Wales, grandson of Queen Victoria. As they were both destined to become, one day, king and qu’en of England, the presents they received on the occasion were quite grand. That turquoise and diamond brooch Queen Elisabeth was wearing tonight for her solemn adress to the nation was part of these presents. It was a gift to princess May from her father and mother in laws, the future Edward the VII and Queen Alexandra. Princess May was not that found of coloured stones, she loved diamonds and pearls, but during the first years of her marriage she was seen quite often wearing turquoise and diamond jewelry ( picture 3) In fact her own parents, the duke and duchess of Teck had given her as a wedding present, a parure of turquoises and diamonds. It consisted of as tiara, a pair of brooches, earrings and a necklace. If seems queen Mafg did not like pointy tiaras so she had her turquoise tiara remodelled in a more flat, but still very splashy, flat bandeau (picture 4)The necklace was also transformed and a second necklace was added. In 1935, she gave the new parure as z wedding present (picture 5) to her future daughter in law, lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott who was just about to marry queen Mary’s third son, the duke of Gloucester. The parure was worn during 50 years by duchess of Gloucester, sometimes with two necklaces (picture 6). It is still the property of her son. However, Queen Mary kept the brooch which had been given by the future king Edward VII. When she died in 1953, it was inherited by Queen Elizabeth who never wore it in public untill 2014. #royaljewels #queenelizabeth #turquoise
De acuerdo con el joyero, la abuela de Isabel II no era muy aficionada a las gemas de color y más bien, prefería los diamantes y las perlas, pero cuando se convirtió en princesa de Gales comenzó a usar turquesas, tras recibir como regalo este adorno con turquesas y diamantes.