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November 30, 2011

Empress Farah of Iran's Noor-ol-Ain Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made in 1959 by Harry Winston using the 60-carat Noor-ol-Ain diamond, one of the largest pink diamonds in the world, and other loose gemstones from the Iranian Imperial Jewels.
Empress Farah
Empress Farah
Materials:  324 pink, yellow, and colorless diamonds set in platinum
Empress Farah
Empress Farah
Provenance:
  • Empress Farah of Iran; on the occasion of her 1959 marriage to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran
  • National Treasury of Iran; ownership of the Iranian Imperial Jewels reverted to the state of Iran after the 1979 revolution and can still be viewed by the public at the Museum of The Treasury of National Iranian Jewels

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