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August 15, 2022

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands' Wedding Gift Tiara

sapphire wedding gift tiara queen wilhelmina netherlands hoeting
Creation: This tiara was made in 1900/1901 by J.A. Hoeting with gemstones supplied by Vita Israël.

Materials: sapphires and diamonds set in white gold
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Queen Wilhelmina
sapphire wedding gift tiara queen wilhelmina netherlands hoeting
Queen Wilhelmina
Provenance: 
  1. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; from the people of the Netherlands on the occasion of her 1901 marriage to Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  2. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; inherited from her mother in 1962 and had the tiara broken up to create other jewelry which were then placed in the Orange-Nassau Family Foundation
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Queen Wilhelmina
sapphire wedding gift tiara queen wilhelmina netherlands hoeting
Queen Wilhelmina
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August 8, 2022

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's Nocturnal Creatures Tiara

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noctural creatures tiara maria nilsdotter crown princess victoria sweden
Creation: This tiara was made by Maria Nilsdotter circa 2020.

Materials: lemon quartz and pearls set in silver
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Crown Princess Victoria
noctural creatures tiara maria nilsdotter crown princess victoria sweden
Crown Princess Victoria
noctural creatures tiara maria nilsdotter crown princess victoria sweden
Crown Princess Victoria
Provenance: 
noctural creatures tiara maria nilsdotter crown princess victoria sweden
Crown Princess Victoria
noctural creatures tiara maria nilsdotter crown princess victoria sweden
Crown Princess Victoria
Links: 
Photos: Maria Nilsdotter

August 1, 2022

Queen Désirée of Sweden's Malachite Parure Tiara

malachite cameo tiara queen desiree sweden
Creation:  This tiara was made by Simon Petiteau in the 1820s or 30s.

Materials: malachite cameos set in multiple shades of gold

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Désirée of Sweden née Clary
  2. Queen Joséphine of Sweden née Princess of Leuchtenberg; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1860
  3. Queen Sophia of Sweden née Princess of Nassau; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1876
  4. Nordic Museum; donated to the museum after Queen Sophia passed away in 1913
malachite cameo tiara queen desiree sweden
malachite cameo tiara queen desiree sweden
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?

Links: 
Photos: Nordic Museum

July 25, 2022

Countess Estelle Bernadotte's Diamond Bandeau Tiara

diamond bandeau tiara countess estelle bernadotte sweden
Countess Estelle
Creation: 

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
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Countess Estelle
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Countess Christine
diamond bandeau tiara countess estelle bernadotte sweden
Countess Estelle
Other Wearers: 
  • Countess Christine Bernadotte of Wisborg née Glahns

Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?

July 18, 2022

Countess Marianne Bernadotte's Pearl Tiara

pearl tiara countess marianne bernadotte sweden
Creation: 

Materials: pearls and diamonds
pearl tiara countess marianne bernadotte sweden
Countess Marianne
pearl tiara countess marianne bernadotte sweden
Countess Marianne
pearl tiara countess marianne bernadotte sweden
Countess Marianne
Provenance: 

Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
pearl tiara countess marianne bernadotte sweden
Countess Marianne
pearl tiara countess marianne bernadotte sweden
Countess Marianne
Links: 

July 11, 2022

Countess Sonja Bernadotte's Ruby & Sapphire Tiara

ruby sapphire cufflink tiara countess sonja bernadotte sweden
Creation:  This tiara was made with gemstones from a pair of cufflinks that belonged to King Gustaf V of Sweden.

Materials: rubies, sapphires, and diamonds
ruby sapphire cufflink tiara countess sonja bernadotte sweden
Countess Sonja
ruby sapphire cufflink tiara countess sonja bettina bernadotte sweden
Countess Bettina
Provenance: 

Other Wearers: 
  • Countess Bettina Bernadotte
  • Countess Sandra Bernadotte née Angerer; at her 2009 wedding to Count Björn Bernadotte
ruby sapphire cufflink tiara countess sonja bettina bernadotte sweden
Countess Bettina
ruby sapphire cufflink tiara countess sonja sandra bernadotte sweden
Countess Sandra
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Which of Countess Sonja's children inherited this tiara in 2008?

July 4, 2022

Duchess of Otrante's Amethyst Tiara

amethyst tiara koch duchess madeleine fouche d'otrante
Creation:  This tiara was made by Koch circa 1910.

Materials: amethyst and diamonds set in platinum
amethyst tiara koch duchess madeleine fouche d'otrante
Duchess Madeleine
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Countess Birgitta
Provenance: 
  1. Hedvig Madeleine Fouché d'Otrante, Duchess d’Otrante, née Douglas
 
Other Wearers: 
  • Countess Brigitta Fouché d'Otrante née Tham
amethyst tiara koch duchess madeleine fouche d'otrante
Questions: 
  • Who currently owns this tiara?
Photos:  Precious Gems - Jewellery from Eight Centuries

June 27, 2022

Countess Madeleine Kogevinas' Pearl Floral Tiara

pearl floral tiara countess madeleine bernadotte kogevinas
Countess Madeleine
pearl floral tiara countess madeleine bernadotte kogevinas
Countess Madeleine
Creation: 

Materials: pearls and diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Countess Elsa von Rosen
  2. Countess Madeleine Kogevinas née Bernadotte; from her mother
pearl floral tiara countess elsa von rosen bernadotte
Countess Elsa
pearl floral tiara countess madeleine bernadotte kogevinas
Countess Madeleine
pearl floral tiara countess madeleine bernadotte kogevinas
Countess Madeleine
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?

Links: 

June 20, 2022

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium's Diamond Festoon Tiara

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Princess Elisabeth
diamond festoon tiara belgium brabant princess elisabeth
Princess Elisabeth
Creation: 
 
Materials: diamonds
 
Provenance: 
  1. Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant; from her parents King Philippe and Queen Mathilde on the occasion of her 18th birthday in 2019
diamond festoon tiara lady evelyn vestey
Lady Evelyn Vestey
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Is this the same tiara owned by the Vestey family and worn by Lady Evelyn Vestey?
 
Links: 

June 13, 2022

Countess Gunnila Bernadotte's Pearl Lily of the Valley Tiara

pearl lily of the valley tiara countess gunnila bernadotte sweden
Creation: This tiara was made circa 1912-1925 and the center can be worn as a brooch.

Materials: diamonds and pearls set in platinum
pearl lily of the valley tiara countess gunnila bernadotte sweden
Countess Gunnila
pearl lily of the valley tiara countess gunnila bernadotte sweden
Countess Gunnila
Provenance: 
  1. Countess Gunnila Bernadotte of Wisborg née Countess Wachtmeister af Johannishus
  2. Unknown Owner; auctioned at Bukowskis for 343,000 SEK/$38,000 USD in 2016

Other Wearers: 
  • unknown model
pearl lily of the valley tiara countess gunnila bernadotte sweden
Countess Gunnila
pearl lily of the valley tiara countess gunnila bernadotte sweden
unknown model
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Did this tiara originally belong to Countess Gunnila's mother, Countess Märta "Hörke" Wachtmeister af Johannishus née Baroness de Geer af Leufsta
pearl lily of the valley tiara countess gunnila bernadotte sweden
as a brooch
pearl lily of the valley tiara countess gunnila bernadotte sweden
Countess Gunnila
Links: 
Photos: Bukowskis