When Lady Diana married Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981, she would sport, on the first of many occasions, the Spencer Tiara. A Spencer family heirloom that is said to date back to the 1800s, the diamond and silver tiara features different elements created by various jewellers over the years. In 1919, the centre element was a wedding present from Lady Sarah Spencer to Lady Cynthia Hamilton, wife of Albert, Viscount Althorp, Diana’s grandfather. The centrepiece would eventually be remounted to add four matching pieces in 1937. The tiara is o en mistaken as a royal item because of the frequency with which Diana wore it. As it was only on loan to the princess while she remained part of the Windsor family, the tiara went back to Diana’s father following her divorce and was passed on to her brother. For a time it was on display as part of a travelling exhibit on Diana’s life and is meant to eventually make its way back to the vaults at Althorp.