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September 8, 2015

Princess Nori's Diamond Tiara

diamond tiara mikimoto japan princess nori sayako bangja korea

Creation: This tiara was made by Mikimoto circa 1923.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Sayako Kuroda née Princess Nori; on the occasion of her 20th birthday in 1989
  2. Imperial Household Agency; after Princess Nori's marriage in 2005
diamond tiara mikimoto japan princess nori sayako bangja korea
Princess Nori
diamond tiara mikimoto japan princess nori sayako bangja korea
Princess Nori
Questions:
  • Is this tiara the same tiara worn by Crown Princess Bangja of Korea nee Princess Masako of Nashimoto on a different frame or just a replica of that tiara?
  • If it is the same tiara, how did it come to belong to Japanese Imperial Family before it was given to Princess Nori?
  • If it is not the same tiara worn by Crown Princess Bangja, who owned the tiara prior to Princess Nori?
diamond tiara mikimoto japan princess nori sayako bangja korea
Crown Princess Bangja
diamond tiara mikimoto japan princess nori sayako bangja korea
Princess Nori
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1 comment :

  1. These two are not the same tiaras. In Japan, princesses who are born to the Imperial Family creates their own tiaras when they turned to adult, 20years old, and princesses who are marry into the Imperial Family create their own when they got married.
    Korean Imperial Family had have its own property. 

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