An exceedingly beautiful woman, Mrs. Hays Hammond, as becomes the wife of one of the richest men in the world - at one time Mr. Hays Hammond was earning £100,000 a year as consulting engineer of South African diamond mining companies- possesses some of the most magnificent jewels in the world. They made quite a sensation at the Coronation, which her husband attended as special Ambassador for the United States. Each of Mrs. Hays Hammond's jewels has a history. She has a necklace of rubies, for instance, which was a cherished jewel of Marie Antoinette, and an amethyst ring which Queen Elizabeth gave to Sir Walter Raleigh. An extremely brilliant and accomplished woman, Mrs. Hays Hammond was Miss Natalie Harris; of Mississippi, prior to her marriage to the mining magnate in 1880. She is exceedingly popular in American society, and very proud of the country of her birth, and of her beautiful summer residence at Gloucester, Mass.
Mrs. Hays Hammond E. H. Mills