There are some pieces of jewellery that may be easily altered by the owner, affording great versatility. Some have stone settings that may be swapped for other coloured stones. This is done easily with the use of a snap catch or a small screwing mechanism. Other pieces of jewellery may be attached to a frame to wear as a tiara or be worn off the stiff frame as a dangling necklace. Whatever the options, these pieces of jewellery make it seem as if the owner has many different ones when in reality it is just a single piece. It allows for greater variety in any Princess' collection and thus curbs boring monotony at a thriftier cost.
The Duchess of Lancaster has a tiara and necklace where the central stone elements may be swapped for varying coloured gemstones. Note the tiara above....
..and in this picture a red stone has been added to the centre. The necklace in this photo has a similarly removable central element...
...as this detailed picture from the jeweller shows. Here the ruby element has been removed.
Lady Arcwhite recently unveiled her brand new tiara that also has removable coloured elements. There are 5 such gem stone centers to this tiara.
This tiara details shows the Arcwhite tiara without its 5 ruby centers. The tiara was discussed in detail in its own post last week.
See it here:
Another new tiara was recently bought by the Duke of Swann that also has removable stone elements.
This jeweler archive photo shows the new Swann Tiara with its removable aquamarine centers. We have yet to see some lucky "Duchess of Swann" wear the spectacular pieces in the vast Swann Collection.
Lady Arcwhite has a necklace that can convert into a small tiara. Here we see the necklace version...
...and here set on its frame, the necklace becomes a tiara.
The Famous Sconey Fringe from the collection of the Dowager Grand Duchess of Hanoveria has also had its own feature. It can also be worn as either a necklace or tiara.
For the full feature on this tiara follow the link below.
There are more pieces of alterable jewellery in the Royal collections of the world but the ones discussed here will have to suffice for today's post.