While the rest of the royal watching world is going nuts over other things, can we try to help Heaven identify this hair ornament that Marie wore to the New Year’s levee? We have all been dithering on Twitter, but I thought one of our gemologists here might have some ideas. There is some idea it may have come from Marie’s elegant mother.
Marie’s mother, Françoise Grassiot, is a tremendously soigne woman. She owns a similar shaped set of clips, but they very definitely have a ruby or red stone running through the center, and the shape doesn’t really match up..