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September 19, 2022

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands' Borneo Diamond Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made in 1898 by Van Arcken & Co. The five ornaments could be removed to be worn as brooches.  It was broken up in the 1960 to create a set of brooches, pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.
Queen Beatrix
Queen Maxima
Materials: diamonds set in gold
Queen Beatrix
Queen Beatrix
Provenance: 
  1. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; from the Sultan of Kutai on the occasion of her accession to the throne 1898
  2. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; from her mother
  3. Orange Nassau Family Foundation
Queen Beatrix
Queen Maxima
Other Wearers: 
Queen Maxima
Princess Laurentien
Links: 
Photos: De Juwelen van het Huis Oranje-Nassau

September 5, 2022

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands' Diamond Festoon Necklace Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Vita Israel circa 1889 and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials: diamonds
Queen Wilhelmina
Queen Juliana
Provenance: 
  1. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; from her father, King Willem III, on the occasion of her 9th birthday in 1889 as part of a set of convertible jewelry
  2. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
  3. Orange Nassau Family Foundation
Queen Beatrix
Princess Margriet
Princess Irene
Other Wearers: 
Queen Maxima
Queen Maxima
Links: 

August 29, 2022

Queen Emma of the Netherlands' Pearl Star Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Van Kempen & Sons in 1879 using older pieces of jewelry made by Rundell, Bridge, & Rundell.  Sometime before 1898, the bottom section was removed and the top section continued to be used as a tiara. 

Materials: pearls and diamonds
Queen Emma
Queen Emma
Provenance: 
  1. Queen Emma of the Netherlands née Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont; from her husband, King Willem III of the Netherlands on the occasion of their 1879 marriage
  2. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; from her mother
  3. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; from her mother
  4. Orange Nassau Family Foundation
Questions: 
  • Does the top section of the tiara still exist intact?
  • Was the bottom portion used to create the Stuart House Parure?
Queen Wilhelmina
Queen Wilhelmina
Links: 

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
sapphire wedding gift tiara queen wilhelmina netherlands hoeting
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
Links: 

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

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Countess Estelle
Creation: 

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
diamond bandeau tiara countess estelle bernadotte sweden
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

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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?