Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ruby Necklace Tiara

Queen Sofia
Queen Sofia
Queen Sofia
Creation:  This tiara was made by Van Cleef & Arpels and is actually several strands of necklaces, one or two of which can be worn as a tiara.

Materials:  rubies and diamonds set in gold

Provenance:
  1. Queen Sofia of Spain; from Stavros Niarchos on the occasion of her 1962 marriage to King Juan Carlos of Spain

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Infanta Margarita
Infanta Margarita
Infanta Margarita
Creation: 

Materials:  pearls and diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria & Hernani

Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • What jeweller created this tiara?
  • What is this tiara's provenance prior to Infanta Margarita?

Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Infanta Eulalia
Infanta Eulalia
Creation:  This tiara was created by Del Mazo.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds
Infanta Eulalia

Provenance:
  1. Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Duchess of Galliera; from her sister-in-law, Queen Maria Christina of Spain, on the occasion of her 1886 marriage to Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera

Questions:
  • What happened to this tiara after is was stolen along with many of Infanta Eulalia's other jewels in 1935?

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Turquoise Tiara

Queen Victoria Eugenie
Queen Victoria Eugenie
Creation: 

Materials:  turquoises and diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Emerald Bandeau

Queen Victoria Eugenie
Queen Victoria Eugenie
Creation: 

Materials:  emeralds and diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meander Bandeau

Queen Victoria Eugenie
Infanta Beatriz
Creation: 

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain
  2. Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Princess di Civitella-Cesi; from her mother

Questions: 
  • What jeweller created this tiara?
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Does this tiara still exist?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Aquamarine Parure Tiara

Creation:  The original pearl tiara was created by Ansorena.  Queen Victoria Eugenie had the tiara adapted to use aquamarines instead of the pearls but the setting was too fragile for the much larger aquamarines so Infanta Beatriz had it changed once more into the current setting.
Queen Victoria Eugenie
Queen Victoria Eugenie
Materials:  diamonds and Brazilian aquamarines

Provenance:
  1. Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain
  2. Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Princess di Civitella-Cesi; from her mother on the occasion of her 1935 marriage to Alessandro Torlonia, Prince di Civitella-Cesi
  3. Countess Sandra Lecquio di Assaba & Olimpia Weiller; inherited from their mother in 2002
Infanta Beatriz
Olimpia Weiller
Olimpia Weiller
Other Wearers:
Princess Sibilla

Questions:
  • What jeweller adapted the tiara for Infanta Beatriz?

Links:

Pearl & Diamond Loop Tiara

Queen Sofia
Queen Sofia
Creation:  This tiara was made by Cartier.

Materials:  diamonds and pearls set in platinum
Queen Maria Christina
Princess Maria Mercedes
Princess Maria Mercedes
Provenance:
  1. Queen Maria Christina of Spain
  2. King Alfonso XIII of Spain; inherited from his mother in 1929
  3. Princess Maria de las Mercedes, Countess of Barcelona; from her father-in-law on the occasion of her 1935 marriage to Infante Juan of Spain, Count of Barcelona
  4. Queen Sofia of Spain; inherited from her mother-in-law in 2000
Infanta Pilar
Doña Simonetta
Other Wearers:
  • Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz; most notably at her 1967 wedding to Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre
  • Doña Simonetta Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon; at her 1990 wedding to José Miguel Fernández y Sastrón

Questions:
  • What year was this tiara created?
  • Did Queen Victoria Eugenie ever wear this tiara?

Diamond Garland Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made by Cartier in 1927.

Materials:  diamonds set in platinum
Queen Victoria Eugenie

Provenance:
  1. Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain 

Questions:
  • Does this tiara still exist and if so who currently owns it?

Links:

Marichalar Meander Tiara

Infanta Elena
Infanta Elena
Creation:

Materials:  diamonds set in platinum

Provenance:
  1. Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo; from her mother-in-law on the occasion of her 1995 marriage to Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada

Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • What jeweller created this tiara? 
  • What is this tiara's provenance prior to Infanta Elena?

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