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In the photo above, Grace wears the brooches at the neckline of her gown. At some point, a pair of ruby and diamond earrings and a ruby and diamond ring were added to the set to make it into a small parure. Many think that Grace’s husband, Prince Rainier, was the person who supplied the extra pieces. The Grimaldis retained possession of the tiara after Grace’s untimely death in 1982, although Grace remains the only person to have been photographed wearing the piece as a tiara. Today, you’re much more likely to see her daughters, Caroline and Stéphanie, wearing the brooches in various configurations. I’m crossing my fingers that one day we’ll see the current Princess of Monaco, Charlene, wearing this particular tiara.
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