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July 4, 2022

Duchess of Otrante's Amethyst Tiara

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Creation:  This tiara was made by Koch circa 1910.

Materials: amethyst and diamonds set in platinum
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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

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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
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Countess Elsa
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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
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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

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Creation: This tiara was made circa 1912-1925 and the center can be worn as a brooch.

Materials: diamonds and pearls set in platinum
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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
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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
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as a brooch
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Countess Gunnila
Links: 
Photos: Bukowskis

June 6, 2022

Princess Sibylla of Sweden's Diamond Bracelet Tiara

Princess Birgitta
Princess Christina
Creation: This tiara can be worn as a bracelet.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Princess Sibylla of Sweden née Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
  2. Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern; from her mother
Princess Sibylla
Princess Birgitta
Princess Desiree
Other Wearers:

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

Links:

May 30, 2022

Countess Karin Bernadotte's Swag Tiara

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Creation: 

Materials: multi-colored gemstones and diamonds
swag tiara multi colored sweden countess karin bernadotte bettina
Countess Karin
swag tiara multi colored sweden countess karin bernadotte bettina
Countess Karin
Provenance: 
swag tiara multi colored sweden countess karin bernadotte bettina
Countess Karin
swag tiara multi colored sweden countess karin bernadotte bettina
Countess Bettina
swag tiara multi colored sweden countess karin bernadotte bettina
Countess Bettina
Other Wearers: 
  • Countess Bettina Bernadotte
swag tiara multi colored sweden countess karin bernadotte bettina
Countess Bettina
swag tiara multi colored sweden countess karin bernadotte bettina
Countess Bettina
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Are the gemstones at the top amethysts, citrines, and sapphires?
  • Wast his tiara a gift to Countess Karin from her father-in-law, Prince Wilhelm of Sweden?
  • Does Countess Bettina currently own this tiara or is she loaned it by one of her half siblings?

May 23, 2022

May 16, 2022

Countess Estelle Bernadotte's Diamond Tiara

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Countess Estelle
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Countess Jill
Creation: 

Materials: diamonds
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Countess Jill
diamond tiara sweden countess estelle bernadotte
Countess Estelle
diamond tiara sweden countess estelle bernadotte
Countess Estelle
Provenance: 
  1. Countess Estelle Bernadotte of Wisborg née Manville
  2. Countess Jill Bernadotte of Wisborg née Rhodes-Maddox; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1984
diamond tiara sweden countess estelle bernadotte
Queen Louise
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Did this tiara originally belong to Queen Louise of Sweden?

May 9, 2022

Countess Marianne Bernadotte's Diamond Garland Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Cartier circa 1920.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Countess Marianne Bernadotte of Wisborg née Baroness Marianne De Geer af Leufsta
Countess Marianne
Countess Marianne
Questions: 
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?

Links: 
Photos: Cartier

May 2, 2022

Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Diamond Spike Tiara

diamond spike tiara carina axelsson sayn wittgenstein berleburg
Creation: This tiara was made by Kreuter & Co. and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials: diamonds
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Princess Carina
diamond spike tiara carina axelsson sayn wittgenstein berleburg
Princess Carina
Provenance: 
diamond spike tiara carina axelsson sayn wittgenstein berleburg
Princess Carina
diamond spike tiara carina axelsson sayn wittgenstein berleburg
Princess Carina
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Does Princess Carina own this tiara or is a loan from a member of her husband, Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg's, family?
  • Did Princess Katharina of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein née Countess von Podewils-Dürniz wear this tiara at the 1998 wedding of Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgensstein-Berleburg and Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth?
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Princess Katharina
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