Crowning Jewels from One of Britain’s Richest Women on Sale at Christie’s in London

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LONDON (AP).- Still can’t get enough of Britain’s aristocratic headgear? Following hot on the heels of the royal wedding hatwalk, the crowning jewels of the country’s once wealthiest woman are being offered for sale — a Victorian pearl-and-diamond tiara, bracelet, and brooch which auction house Christie’s hopes will fetch as much as 1.9 million pounds ($3.1 million). The opulent jewels once belonged to Hannah Primrose, a socially and politically active heiress whose husband Archibald Philip Primrose would eventually become Britain’s prime minister. Born into the powerful Rothschild family, Hannah reputedly became the country’s richest woman when her father died in 1874, leaving her the then-immense sum of 2 million pounds in cash, a turreted mansion in England’s Buckinghamshire, and a huge stash of jewels. She married