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February 25, 2012

Queen Emma of the Netherlands' Ruby Parure Tiara

Queen Beatrix
Queen Maxima
Creation:  This tiara was made by Mellerio in 1889, the original design for the tiara was with sapphires instead of rubies.

Materials:  diamonds and rubies
Queen Emma
Queen Juliana
Queen Wilhelmina
Provenance:
  1. Queen Emma of the Netherlands; from her husband, King Willem III in 1899
  2. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; inherited from her mother in 1934
  3. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; inherited from her mother in 1962
  4. Orange-Nassau Family Foundation; set up by Queen Juliana in the 1960s

Other Wearers:
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 
  • Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

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