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November 10, 2011

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom's Sapphire & Diamond Coronet

Queen Victoria United Kingdom sapphire diamond coronet tiara
Creation:  This tiara was designed by Prince Albert and made by Joseph Kitching in 1842 for £415.

Materials:  kite and cushion cut sapphires set in gold and diamonds set in silver
Queen Victoria United Kingdom sapphire diamond coronet tiara
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria United Kingdom sapphire diamond coronet tiara
Queen Victoria
Provenance:
  1. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
  2. Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1901
  3. Queen Mary of the United Kingdom; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1925
  4. Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood; from her parents on the occasion of her 1922 marriage to Henry Lascelles, Earl of Harewood
  5. George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood; inherited from his mother in 1965
  6. David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood; inherited from his father in 2011
  7. London Jewellery Dealer
  8. Unknown Owner; after this owner applied to take the tiara out of the United Kingdom, the Culture Minister issued a temporary export ban preventing it from leaving the country with the hope that the tiara will be purchased by a British museum like the Victoria & Albert or by Queen Elizabeth II for the Royal Collection
Princess Mary
Princess Mary
Princess Mary
Other Wearers:  

Questions:  
  • When was the tiara sold by the Lascelles family?
  • Who is the current owner of the tiara?
Patricia Lascelles
Andrea Lascelles
Links: 
Photos:  The Royal Collection/Wartski

2 comments :

  1. What a beautiful tiara! I LOVE it! Who owns it now?

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  2. I'm afraid it was sold a few years before the Earl's death.

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