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June 10, 2014

Queen Maria Theresa of Sardinia's Pink Tourmaline Tiara

Queen Maria Theresa Sardinia Italy Savoy Pink Tourmaline Parure Tiara
Creation: The parure was originally designed so that the pink tourmalines were interchangeable with garnets and possibly coral, jet, and turquoise.

Materials: pink tourmalines and diamonds
Queen Maria Theresa Sardinia Italy Savoy Pink Tourmaline Parure Tiara Clothilde
Princess Clothilde
Queen Maria Theresa Sardinia Italy Savoy Pink Tourmaline Parure Tiara Clothilde
Princess Clothilde
Provenance:
  1. Queen Maria Theresa of Sardinia née Princess of Tuscany and Archduchess of Austria
  2. Duchess Elisabeth of Genoa, Marchioness Rapallo née Princess of Saxony; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1855
  3. Queen Margherita of Italy née Princess of Savoy-Genoa; inherited from her mother in 1912
  4. Queen Elena of Italy née Princess of Montenegro; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1926
  5. Queen Marie José of Italy née Princess of Belgium; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1952
  6. Princess Marina of Naples née Ricolfi-Doria; inherited from her mother-in-law in 2001
Queen Maria Theresa Sardinia Italy Savoy Pink Tourmaline Parure Tiara Marina
Princess Marina

Other Wearers:

 Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • Are there any pictures of this tiara being worn prior to Princess Marina of Naples?
  • Are there any pictures of this tiara being worn with any of the alternate gemstones?

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