Fellows to sell jewellery once owned by Princess Margaret

Our upcoming auction of Antique & Modern Jewellery on Thursday 11th December will offer the rare opportunity to own a stunning piece of jewellery with royal provenance. 

 The auction will feature a pair of early 20th century diamond stick pins (lot 98), previously owned by the style icon Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. However, the real highlight is a collection of jewellery formerly owned by H. R. H. Princess Margaret.

Born on the 21st August 1930, Princess Margaret Rose was the second daughter of Prince Albert, Duke of York and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Margaret was fourth in line to the throne until 1936, when her uncle Edward VIII abdicated to marry the America divorcee Wallis Simpson. Her father became King George VI, making Margaret second in line to the throne and younger sister to the new Queen of England, Elizabeth II.  

In her youth, Margaret was considered a beauty, with an 18-inch waist and vivid blue eyes. It was said that she enjoyed socialising with high society, often seen in the press at balls, night clubs and parties. One of the items featured in Fellows’ auction – a mid-19th century silver and gold diamond bracelet (lot 100) – was worn by Princess Margaret as she greeted The Beatles at the premiere of their new film ‘Help’, on the 29th July 1965, as the image below shows. 

 This auction will also feature two other pieces of jewellery formerly owned by the princess. Lot 99 is an incredibly elegant Cartier Art Deco platinum diamond wristwatch, with a typically 1920s hexagonal-shape case. The third piece is an exquisite Belle Epoque platinum and 18ct gold, diamond and ruby cluster ring (lot 101). This ring was originally gifted to Mary of Teck, wife of George V and grandmother to Princess Margaret, who eventually inherited this sparkling piece. 

To view the full catalogue, including these three lots formerly owned by Princess Margaret, please visit our online catalogue here

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