Di­a­monds are for­ever

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MORE than 800 di­a­monds adorn the hand­some Ed­war­dian tiara that be­longed to Lady Delia Peel (née Spencer)—diana, Princess of Wales’s great-aunt—which will be sold at Ch­effins of Cambridge on Novem­ber 30.

The el­e­gant head­piece was given to Lady Delia by her fa­ther, the 6th Earl Spencer, on the oc­ca­sion of her mar­riage, in 1914, to the Hon Sid­ney Peel, grand­son of Prime Min­is­ter Sir Robert Peel. In­ge­niously, the tiara can be divided and re­formed, by means of hid­den clasps, into a choker neck­lace and bracelet set.

It will be of­fered for sale, along with a hard­back copy of Lady Delia’s bi­og­ra­phy by Priscilla Napier and a re­pro­duc­tion of The Times re­port of her wedding, with an es­ti­mate of £30,000– £40,000. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ch­effins.co.uk.

This Ed­war­dian tiara was worn by Diana, Princess of Wales’s great-aunt

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