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December 2, 2011

Queen Astrid of Belgium's Nine Provinces Tiara

Queen Mathilde
Queen Mathilde
Creation:  This tiara was made in 1926 by Van Bever.  Originally a bandeau with 11 diamond spikes, Queen Astrid had arches added over the diamond spikes.  It can still be worn without the arches, with the arches but without the diamond spikes, just as a bandeau, as a necklace, and as a bracelet.
Queen Astrid
Queen Astrid
Queen Astrid
Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Astrid of Belgium; from the people of Belgium on the occasion of her 1926 marriage to King Leopold III of Belgium
  2. King Leopold III of Belgium; inherited from his wife in 1935
  3. Queen Fabiola of Belgium; after her 1960 marriage to King Baudouin of Belgium
  4. Queen Paola of Belgium; after the 1993 assent to the throne of her husband, King Albert II of Belgium
  5. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians; after the 2013 assent to the throne of her her husband, King Philippe of the Belgians
Queen Fabiola
Queen Fabiola
Other Wearers:

1 comment :

  1. Because of it's slanted base, I think it looks best worn as a headband or necklace. The rest just look odd somehow.

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