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October 30, 2011

Duchess of Fife's Diamond Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was probably designed by Oscar Massin because it is almost exactly like his tiara for the Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris, the only difference being the shape of some of the diamonds.  The pear shaped diamonds in the middle are hanging so that they move freely

Materials:  diamonds mounted in gold and set in silver
Princess Louise
Princess Louise
Provenance:
  1. Princess Louise, The Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife; from her husband, Alexander Duff, Duke of Fife on the occasion of their 1889 marriage
  2. Princess Alexandra of Connaught, Duchess of Fife; inherited from her mother in 1931
  3. James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife; inherited from his aunt in 1959
  4. David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife; inherited from his father in 2015

Other Wearers: 
Princess Alexandra
Caroline Carnegie
Links:
Photos:  The Royal Collection/Munn

1 comment :

  1. The Fife Tiara hasn't been seen in some time and it's suspected that it's been sold.........horror upon horrors if that's true

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