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February 27, 2012

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands' Pearl Button Tiara

Queen Beatrix
Queen Maxima

Creation:  The five pearl buttons were brooches that belonged to Queen Sophie of the Netherlands and they first appeared on the tiara in 1966. 

Materials:  diamonds and five pearls

Provenance:
  1. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands;
  2. Orange-Nassau Family Foundation; set up by Queen Juliana in the 1960s
Princess Armgard
Princess Margriet
Queen Juliana
Other Wearers:
  • Princess Armgard of Lippe-Biesterfeld; at a pre-wedding gala of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus in 1966
  • Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Mrs. van Vollenhoven;  most notably at her 1967 wedding to Pieter van Vollenhoven
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands; most notably at her investiture as queen in 1980
  • Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

Questions:
  • Is the base of this tiara the same as Queen Sophie's Strawberry Leaf Tiara or was it created new in 1966? 

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2 comments :

  1. Don't know how old the base is, but this base was used as a complete tiara by Maxima when she attended the wedding of Haakon & Mette Marit while she was still WA's fiancé, and it was used as a mount for the diamond stars during her own wedding.

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  2. Also Princess Simone of Lippe Biesterfeld has worn this tiara during pre-wedding events for princess Beatrix or princess Margriet. Princess Simone was the wife of prince Aschwin brother of prince Bernhard

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