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February 19, 2012

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands' Ruby Peacock Parure Tiara

Queen Beatrix
Queen Maxima
Creation:  This tiara was made in 1897 by Schurmann & Co. using rubies that belonged to Queen Sophie.  The central part of the tiara can be removed and worn as an aigrette.

Materials:  rubies and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
  2. Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Dowager Duchess of Parma; from her grandmother in the 1950s
Queen Wilhelmina
Princess Irene
Princess Irene
Other Wearers:

Questions:  
  • Does Princess Irene still own the parure or has she given it to the Orange-Nassau Family Foundation?

Links: 
Photos:  UK Press

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