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September 13, 2021

Princess Lilian of Belgium's Diamond Floral Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Cartier in 1938 and the center flower can be worn as a brooch. 

Princess Lilian
Princess Lilian
Materials: diamonds set in platinum

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Lilian of Belgium, Princess of Réthy, nee Baels
  2. unknown owner; sold at Christie's in the 1980s in an altered form
Marguerite Lebrun
Princess Maria Gabriella
Princess Lilian
Other Wearers: 
Princess Lilian
unknown model
Questions: 
  • Was this tiara only a loan from Cartier?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
altered version
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique/Christie's

August 30, 2021

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium's Turquoise Tiara

turquoise tiara queen elisabeth belgium cartier
Creation: This tiara was made by Cartier in 1912 using turquoise possibly given to Queen Elisabeth by King Leopold II.

Materials: turquoise and diamonds

Provenance: 
turquoise tiara queen elisabeth belgium cartier
Queen Elisabeth
Questions: 
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique

August 23, 2021

Princess Clémentine Napoléon's Diamond Wreath Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made circa 1910 by Altenloh.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
Princess Clémentine
Questions: 
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique

August 16, 2021

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium's Diamond Tiara

diamond tiara queen elisabeth belgium
Creation: 

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
Queen Elisabeth
diamond tiara queen elisabeth belgium
Queen Elisabeth
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?

August 9, 2021

Duchess of Aosta's Savoy-Aosta Tiara

Princess Anne
Princess Astrid
Creation: 

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Princess Anne of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Aosta née Princess of Orléans; on the occasion of her 1927 marriage to Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
  2. Archduchess Margarita of Austria-Este née Princess of Savoy-Aosta; from her mother
  3. Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este, Prince of Belgium; from his mother
Princess Anne
Princess Maria Beatrice
Princess Margherita
Other Wearers:
Princess Astrid
Countess Anna Theresa
Questions:

August 2, 2021

Duchess of Aosta's Diamond Bandeau Tiara

Princess Olympia
Princess Olympia
Creation: This tiara can be worn as a necklace.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
Princess Helene
Archduchess Isabella
Princess Helene
Other Wearers: 

Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?

Links: 

July 26, 2021

Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy's Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Creation: The tiara was made by Petochi using jewels that belonged to the Italian royal family.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds

Princess Maria Gabriella
Princess Maria Gabriella

Princess Maria Gabriella

Provenance:

  1. Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy; from her parents, King Umberto II and Queen Marie Jose of Italy
Marie Elizabeth
Other Wearers:
  • Marie Elizabeth Zellinger de Balkan; at her 2002 wedding to Olivier Janssens
Photos: Jewellery of the House of Savoy

July 19, 2021

Duchess of Aosta's Knots & Stars Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made in 1964 using diamonds from the original Knots & Stars Tiara that belonged to Princess Helene, Duchess of Aosta.

Materials: diamonds
Princess Claude
Princess Claude
Provenance: 

Other Wearers: 
Princess Silvia
Princess Silvia
Questions:
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?

Links: 

July 12, 2021

Princess Yolanda of Savoy's Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Petochi circa 1922.  Some of the diamonds can be removed and worn as other jewelry.

Materials: diamonds
Princess Yolanda
Princess Yolanda
Princess Yolanda
Provenance:
  1. Princess Yolanda of Savoy, Countess of Bergolo; from her parents, King Victor Emmanuel III and Queen Elena of Italy, on the occasion of her 1922 marriage to Giorgio Carlo Calvi, Count of Bergolo
  2. Unknown Owner; sold at Christie's after Princess Yolanda passed away
  3. Martin du Daffoy
  4. Unknown Owner; bought from Martin du Daffoy in 2017 

Questions: 

  • Which of Princess Yolanda's children inherited the tiara?
  • How did Martin du Daffoy acquire the tiara?
  • Who currently owns the tiara?

 
Links: 

Photos: Martin du Daffoy

July 5, 2021

Duchess of Genoa's Clover Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made circa 1900.

Materials: diamonds set in silver and gold

Provenance: 

Questions: 
  • Is this tiara worn by Princess Lydia of Savoy-Genoa, Duchess of Pistoia, née Princess of Arenberg an earlier version of the tiara?
Duchess of Pistoia
Links: 
Photos: Dorotheum