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November 14, 2011

Queen Elisabeth of Greece's Emerald Parure Tiara

Queen Anne Marie
Queen Anne Marie
Creation:  This tiara started with Queen Elisabeth of the Hellenes using one of Queen Olga's emeralds to create a bandeau.  Next she had two more emeralds added and finally she had five of the emeralds placed in a kokoshnik style tiara with diamond "E"s surrounding the emeralds.  Queen Frederika had the top diamond border removed and had the tiara adapted so that it could be worn as a necklace

Materials:  diamonds and five cabochon emeralds
Queen Elisabeth
Queen Elisabeth
Queen Elisabeth
Provenance:  
  1. Queen Elisabeth of the Hellenes
  2. Queen Frederika of the Hellenes; after her husband, King Paul, succeeded the throne in 1947
  3. Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes; after her 1964 marriage to King Constantine II
Queen Frederika
Queen Frederika
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • What jeweller created this tiara?

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