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Der erste Markgraf von Westminster kaufte die Arcots Diamanten für 10 000 Pfund, als Teil eines Geburtstagsgeschenks für seine Frau.
Der Pariser Juwelier Lacloche setzte die beiden Arcots in ein Diadem im Bandeau-Stil, zusammen mit Brillanten und nicht weniger als 1421 kleineren Diamanten.
1959 verkaufte der 3. Herzog von Westminster das Diadem um die enorme Erbschaftssteuer zu finanzieren.

The first Marquess of Westminster bought the Arcots for £10,000 as part of a birthday present for his wife.
The famous halo westminster tiara...... The large round center diamond was thought to be the Hastings Diamond. The Arcots are on either side. The Arcots and the other diamonds remained in the possession of the Grosvenor family for many years. In 1930 the Parisian jeweler Lacloche mounted the Arcots in the Westminster Tiara, a bandeau style piece, together with the round brilliant and no less than 1421 smaller smaller diamonds.
The tiara was pieced to form a design of pavè-set scrolls with arcading, and with clusters of marquise-shaped diamonds between the sections, tapering slightly at the sides, with baguette diamond banding framing the large center stone and with diamond baguettes dispersed singly throughout the tiara.
In her memoirs, Loelia, Duchess of Westminster, third wife of the second Duke of Westminster, wrote about the Arcots, "fixed by themselves on the safety-pin they looked extremely bogus, so that a friend who saw me that evening remarked, 'What on earth does Loelia think she's doing, pinning those two lumps of glass on herself?'"
In June of 1959 the third Duke of Westminster sold the Westminster Tiara to help meet the cost of heavy death-duties. Harry Winston paid £110,000 for it at auction - then a world record price for a piece of jewelry. Mr. Winston had the two Arcots recut in order to obtain greater clarity and brilliance, the larger to 30.99 metric carats and the smaller to 18.85 metric carats.
THis is such an important tiara from the perspective of design and quality. It has a beautiful design and there is a perfect balance in appearance on the two sides. It must have taken quite a while to select the stones used in the tiara. In some of the tiaras in the other royal families, the tiara may look great from afar. But when photographed closely, we could see that some compromise has been taken. Stones did not match exactly on the opposite side, or if ever they matched, poorer quality stones (yellowish or with inclusions) had to be used.

The second version, without the arcots, also wearable as necklace below......

Arcot, a town near Madras, became famous for its capture and defense by Clive in 1751 during the war between the rival claimants to the throne of the Carnatic. In 1801 it passed into British hands following the resignation of the government of Nawab Azim-Ud-Daula, who had given the diamonds to Queen Charlotte in 1777.
The Hanoverian rulers of Great Britain amassed a large collection of personal jewelry and Queen Charlotte, the consort of King George III, was surely no excpetion. She received many jewels, the most notable being the diamonds she was given by the Nawab of Arcot. These included five brilliants, the larest of which was a 38.6-carat oval-shaped stone and was later set in a necklace with the two smallest stones, The Arcots were set in a crown for George IV and later in the crown of Queen Adelaide, the consort of his successor, William IV.
The Queen died in 1818 and under the terms of her will the Arcots were ordered to be sold to Rundell & Bridge who in 1804 had been appointed jewelers and silversmiths to the Crown by King George III.

El primer Duque de Westminster adquirió la espinelas Arcot en £10,000, como parte del presente de cumpleaños de su esposa. En 1930 el joyero parisiense Lacloche montó los Arcot en la Tiara Westminster, estilo bandeau, junto con brillantes y no menos de 1421 diamantes más pequeños.
En junio de 1959 el tercer duque de Westminster se vió forzado a vender la misma a fin de saldar deudas contraidas. Harry Winston pagó £110,000 en subasta para obtenerla - el importe pagado marcó un record mundial por una pieza de joyeria. El Sr. Winston realizó nuevos cortes en dos de las espinelas Arcot, a fin de conferirles mayor claridad y brillantez: el más grande cuenta ahora con 30,99 carats y la más pequeña con 18,85 carats.
Esta es una tiara importante no sólo por su diseño sino por su calidad. Se tomó tiempo en su creación. A diferencia de otras tiaras, en cuyo análisis detallado surge la diferencia de calidad/tamaño/asimetría de las piedras usadas, esta es casi perfecta.
La tercera espinela Arcot puede ser engarzada como en un collar, tal como puede apreciarse en la fotografía.


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