Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Queen Marie Henriette
Princess Clémentine
Creation: 

Materials:  pearls and diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium
  2. Princess Clémentine, Princess Napoléon; inherited from her mother in 1902

Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • What jeweller created this tiara?
  • Does this tiara still exist?
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Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made circa 1830.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds set in gold and silver
Countess Marie

Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Baden
  2. Princess Josephine of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; inherited from her mother in 1860
  3. Countess Marie of Flanders; inherited from her mother in 1900
  4. Duchess Henriette of Vendôme; inherited from her mother in 1912
  5. Princess Marie Louise, Princess Généviève, or Prince Charles d'Orléans; inherited from their mother in 1948
  6. Albion Art Institute

Questions:
  • What jeweller created this tiara?
  • Which of Duchess Henriette's children inherited this tiara? 
  • How was this tiara acquired by the Albion Art Institute?

Links:
Photos: Albion Art

Ligne Aquamarine Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was created by Holemans in 2009.

Materials: 16 aquamarines including a 73.28 central aquamarine and 360 diamonds set in white gold
Princess Isabella
Provenance:
  1. Princess Isabella de Ligne de La Trémoïlle; on the occasion of her 2009 wedding to Prince Edouard de Ligne de La Trémoïlle
Photos: Holemans/Getty Images

Monday, August 18, 2014

Turquoise Parure Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made circa 1830 and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials:  turquoise and diamonds set in silver and gold

Provenance:
  1. Countess Marie of Flanders
  2. Queen Elisabeth of Belgium; from her mother-in-law
  3. Queen Marie José of Italy; from her mother on the occasion of her 1930 marriage to King Umberto II of Italy
  4. Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy; inherited from her mother in 2001
  5. Unknown Owner; sold along with the rest of the parure by Christie's in 2007 for $236,640
  6. S.J. Phillips Ltd; currently for sale

Questions:
  • What jeweller created this tiara? 
  • Are there any pictures of this tiara being worn?

Links:

Photos:  Christie's/S.J. Phillips Ltd.

Diamond Bandeau

Queen Elisabeth
Queen Elisabeth
Creation:  This tiara can be worn with two different brooches at the center.
Queen Elisabeth

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Elisabeth of Belgium

Questions:
  • What jeweller created this tiara?
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Who inherited this tiara from Queen Elisabeth?
  • What kind of gemstones are at the center of the two brooches?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Emerald Necklace Tiara

Queen Astrid
Queen Astrid
Creation:  This tiara can be worn as a necklace.

Materials:  emeralds and diamonds
Queen Astrid
Princess Lilian
Princess Lilian
Provenance:
  1. Queen Astrid of Belgium; from her parents-in-law, King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, on the occasion of the birth of her first son, King Baudouin of Belgium, in 1930
  2. King Leopold III of Belgium; inherited from his wife in 1935

Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • What jeweller created this tiara?
  • Who inherited this tiara from King Leopold?

Stockholm Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made by Andersson and the pearl can be worn as a brooch or a pendant.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds set in platinum
Queen Astrid
Queen Astrid
Provenance:
  1. Queen Astrid of Belgium; from the City of Stockholm on the occasion of her 1926 marriage to King Leopold III of Belgium
  2. King Leopold III of Belgium; inherited from his wife in 1935
Princess Lilian

Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • Who inherited this tiara from King Leopold?

Links:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Diamond Tiara

Princess Claire
Princess Claire
Princess Claire
Creation:

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Princess Claire of Belgium; from King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium on the occasion of her 2003 marriage to Prince Laurent of Belgium

Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • What jeweller created this tiara?

Links:

Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Princess Claire
Princess Claire
Creation:

Materials:  pearls and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Princess Claire of Belgium

Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • What jeweller created this tiara?

Links:
Photos:  PPE

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Diamond Necklace Tiara

Queen Fabiola
Queen Fabiola
Creation:  This tiara was made by Wolfers and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Fabiola of Belgium; from Antwerp's diamond industry on the occasion of her 1960 marriage to King Baudouin of Belgium
Queen Fabiola
Queen Fabiola
Questions:
  • Who will inherited this tiara from Queen Fabiola?

Links: