Victoria and Albert's next daughter, Princess Helena, seen here in her glad rags for the Devonshire House Ball of 1897. She's wearing a diamond tiara with a large, dark central gem stone, it could be the 'real thing' or possibly something made especially for the Ball
The Manchester Tiara was made by Cartier, Paris, in 1903 to the order of Consuelo, Dowager Duchess of Manchester. Cartier’s records note that she supplied over a thousand brilliant-cut diamonds and more than 400 rose-cut diamonds, while Cartier supplied further rose-cut diamonds and the paste stones which make up the scrolls at the end of each side. Photo taken by Kalin Kalpachev.