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June 12, 2014

Duchess of Castro's Ruby Dragonfly Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made circa 1900.  The dragonflies are set en tremblant and can be removed to be worn as brooches.

Materials:  rubies and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Duchess Camilla of Castro; bought at auction at Sotheby's in 1999
Duchess Camilla
Duchess Camilla
Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Was this tiara created by Chaumet or another jeweller?
  • Who owned this tiara prior to Duchess Camilla?

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2 comments :

  1. Hmm - hardly tiaraMANIA when you don't post for weeks on end!!

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  2. I love this dragonfly tiara! Oh so very pretty...fit for a Fairy Princess or Queen. :)
    Thank you for this wonderful collection!

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