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February 19, 2012

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands' Antique Pearl Tiara

Queen Maxima
Creation:  The tiara was made circa 1900 using four pearls that belonged to Princess Amalia of Soms-Braunfels, wife of Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange, and designed to look like a tiara owned by Queen Anna of the Netherlands.

Materials:  diamonds and 7 pear shaped pearls
Queen Wilhelmina
Queen Juliana
Provenance:
  1. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands;
  2. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; inherited from her mother in 1962
  3. Orange-Nassau Family Foundation; set up by Queen Juliana in the 1960s
Queen Beatrix
Queen Beatrix
 Other Wearers:
Princess Margriet
Queen Maxima

2 comments :

  1. I don't know who made it but it certainly is beautiful. My favorites are diamond and pearl tiaras.

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  2. Princess Irene is not called dowager dutchess of Parma, they were divorced long before...
    Just Princess of the Netherlands, princess of Orange Nassau

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