Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kent Festoon Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was created circa 1900.  Later, Princess Michael replaced the band of diamonds along the base with a row of pearls.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds
Princess Marina
Princess Alexandra
Provenance:
  1. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent
  2. Princess Michael of Kent; inherited by her husband, Prince Michael, from his mother in 1968 and given to her on the occasion of their 1978 marriage 
Princess Michael
Princess Michael
Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • What is this tiaras provenance prior to Princess Marina?

Links:
Photos:  Munn
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kent Fringe Tiara

Creation:

Materials:  diamonds set in gold and silver

Provenance:
  1. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent; from the city of London on the occasion of her 1934 marriage to Prince George of the United Kingdom, Duke of Kent
  2. Princess Michael of Kent; inherited by her husband, Prince Michael, from his mother in 1968 and given to her on the occasion of their 1978 marriage
Princess Marina
Princess Alexandra
Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • What is this tiara provenance prior to Princess Marina?
Princess Michael
Princess Michael
Links:
Photos:  Munn

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vladimir Fringe Tiara

Princess Elena
Princess Marina
Creation:

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
  2. Princess Elena of Greece & Denmark; inherited from her mother in 1920
  3. Countess Elisabeth of Toerring-Jettenbach; from her mother
  4. Archduchess Helene of Austria; from her mother
Grand Duchess Maria
Archduchess Helene
Countess Elisabeth
Other Wearers:
  • Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent; on the occasion of her 1934 wedding to Prince George of the United Kingdom, Duke of Kent 
  • Princess Sophie of Windisch-Graetz; on the occasion of her 1990 wedding to Prince Mariano of Windisch-Graetz
  • Archduchess Maya of Austria; on the occasion of her 2005 wedding to Archduke Maximilian of Austria
Princess Sophie
Archduchess Maya
Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?

Links:
Photos:  National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kent Aquamarine Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was created by Georges Fouquet in 1908 but was later altered by removing the enamel sections turning the tiara from a kokoshnik style tiara into a button style tiara.  The five flower elements can be worn as brooches.

Duchess Katharine
Materials:  pearls, diamonds, and Siberian aquamarines


Provenance: 
  1. Duchess Katharine of Kent 

Questions:
  • What is this tiara's provenance prior to Duchess Katharine?
  • Does Duchess Katharine actually own this tiara or was it loaned to her?
original tiara

Links:
Photos:  Sotheby's

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sapphire Bracelet Tiara

Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
Princess Margaretha
Archduchess Marie Astrid
Creation:  This tiara was made by Jean Lantonnois in 1953.  It can be worn as a bracelet and the central element can be worn as a brooch.

Materials:  diamonds and a Ceylon sapphire

Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg; from Belgian nobility on the occasion of her 1953 marriage to Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg 
  2. Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein; inherited from her mother in 2005
Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
Princess Margaretha
Other Wearers:

Links:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sapphire Art Deco Tiara

Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
Creation:  This tiara can be worn as a necklace, the central element can be worn as a pendant and the side elements as brooches.

Materials:  sapphires and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg
  2. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg; inherited from her mother-in-law in 2005
Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Questions:
  • Which jeweller created the tiara?
  • When was the tiara created?

Sapphire Necklace Tiara

Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
Creation:


Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Materials:  sapphires and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg
  2. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg; inherited from her mother-in-law in 2005

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Turquoise Tiara

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
Princess Tessy
Creation:  This tiara was created circa 1830.

Materials:  turquoises and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • When was this tiara created?
  • What is the provenance of this tiara prior to Grand Duchess Maria Teresa?

Links:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Diamond Bracelet Tiara

Queen Rania
Queen Rania
Creation: This tiara was created by Boucheron and can be worn as a bracelet.

Materials:  diamond

Provenance:
  1. Queen Rania of Jordan

Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?

Arabic Script Tiara

Queen Rania
Queen Rania
Creation:

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Rania of Jordan

Questions:
  • Does this tiara belong to Queen Rania or was it borrowed for the state visit to The Netherlands and a portrait, both in 2006?
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?