The Duchess of Manchester

Helena Zimmerman, Duchess of Manchester vintage everyday: Stunning Portraits of 40 Beautiful Women from the Belle Époque

Eleonore Grand Duchess of Hesse (wife of Grand Duke Ernst, grandson of Queen Victoria) wearing the Hesse diamond tiara

Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, second wife of The Grand Duke of Hesse wearing the Hesse Diamond Tiara. She was mother of Grand Duke George Donatus (md Princess Cecilia of Greece and Denmark) and his brother Ludwig of Hesse.

The huge belle epouqe diamond tiara, 1903, by Cartier, for the Duchess of Manchester, Helen, nee Zimmerman, an American 'Dollar Princess'. Featuring a series of seven large, heart-shaped double scrolls, twisted at the base, then curling into upright motifs. Within each heart are three circular diamonds, and then topped with a pair of leaves and a larger diamond.

a close up of Helena, Duchess of Manchester, showing the large 'flaming heart' motifs and 'C' shaped terminals of the tiara

Lady Margaret Villiers as Duchess d’Orleans; one of the 200 guests in fancy dress at the the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball, 1897.

Fancy Dress 1897: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball

Lady Margaret Villiers, dressed as Monsieur’s wife Madame, Duchess d’Orleans (and sister of Charles II). One of the 200 guests in fancy dress at the the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball,

Grand Duchess Cecilie of Hesse, nee Princess of Greece and Denmark, wife of Grand Duke Georg Donatus, sister of the present Duke of Edinburgh, wearing the Hesse star tiara.

This is the Hesse star tiara (worn by Princess Cecilie of Hesse) but I can as yet find no evidence it was worn to such an event. Worn At: Hessian Coronation --- 2014 Bavarian National Day Banquet"

May Goelet, the Duchess of Roxburghe

Mary Goelet, Duchess of Roxburghe Photo taken in Known as "May" within her family circle, she married Henry Innes-Ker, Duke of Roxburghe in The daughter of prominent New Yorkers Ogden Goelet and Mary Wilson.

Connaught Kokoshnik Scroll Tiara. Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught

Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, born Princess of Prussia.

Princess Alice daughter of Queen Victoria of Britain,  Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse - Hesse Tiara

Princess Alice daughter of Queen Victoria of Britain, Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse and the Rhine - Hesse Diamond Tiara, Germany diamonds).

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