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November 30, 2011

Empress Farah of Iran's Seven Emeralds Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made in 1958 by Harry Winston using loose gemstones from the Iranian Crown Jewels.

Materials:  294 pink, yellow, and colorless diamonds and seven cabochon emeralds set in platinum
Empress Farah
Empress Farah
Provenance:
  1. Empress Farah of Iran; on the occasion of her 1959 marriage to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran
  2. 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
Empress Farah
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