The Jewels of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire
‘The Jewels of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire’ in MELBOURNE
Deborah Mitford was the youngest of the famous Mitford sisters, authors, socialites and creators of scandal. Although the sisters were not originally known for their wealth or jewels, this changed when Deborah married Lord Andrew Cavendish who later became the 11th Duke of Devonshire. Deborah then started wearing various well-recognised family jewels, as well as more personal pieces that illustrated her very “wonderful and ordinary” character.
I will discuss the life of the fabulous ‘Debo’, recounting her background, her triumphs and her tragedies and Adrian will then talk about the family heirlooms and the more modern creations that became part of her collection. Your $35 ticket includes two illustrated presentations, tea or coffee and a delicious scone.
You will also discover Deborah’s penchant for chickens – in reality, and in her jewels.