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September 10, 2015

Empress Michiko of Japan's Diamond Scroll Tiara

Empress Michiko
Crown Princess Masako
Creation:

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Empress Michiko of Japan; on the occasion of her 1959 marriage to Emperor Akihito of Japan
  2. Crown Princess Masako of Japan; from her mother-in-law on the occasion of her 1993 marriage to Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan
Empress Michiko
Crown Princess Masako
Empress Michiko
Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara? 
  • Was this tiara made from Empress Kōjun's tiara?
Empress Kōjun
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1 comment :

  1. Probably it was created originally for Empress Kojun by Mikimoto in 1924, at the time of her marriage to Emperor Showa.
    Empress gave it to her daughter-in-law at the time of the marriage of Crown prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko. Then Mikimoto remade that tiara, now it is called 'Crown Princess's first tiara' and belongs to Crown Princess Masako.
    Although this tiara is the highest-ranked tiara of the crown princess, it have not been seen in public since 2003, even in the inauguration of Dutch King in 2013, which was the Crown Princess Masako's first official service in a last decade.

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