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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

June 28, 2021

Duchess of Aosta's Emerald Tiara

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Creation: This tiara was made circa 1850

Materials: emeralds and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Princess Maria Carolina of Orléans, Duchess of Aumale, née Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  2. Prince Henri of Orléans, Duke of Aumale; inherited from his wife in 1869
  3. Princess Hélène of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Aosta née Princess of Orléans; from her great-uncle and godfather on the occasion of her 1895 marriage to Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta
  4. Sybil Cholmondeley, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, née Sybil Sassoon
  5. Unknown Owner; sold at auction at Christie's in 1990

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Lady Clementine Churchill
emerald tiara princess helene orleans savoy duchess aosta clementine churchill
Lady Clementine Churchill

Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?
  • How did the Marchioness of Cholmondeley acquire the tiara?

Links:

Photos: Christie's

June 21, 2021

Duchess of Genoa's Diamond Floral Tiara

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Creation: This tiara was made by Musy circa 1860. The flowers can be removed and worn as other jewelry.

Materials: diamonds set in gold and silver

Provenance:
  1. Princess Elisabeth of Savoy-Genoa, Duchess of Genoa née Princess of Saxony
  2. Princess Isabella of Savoy-Genoa, Duchess of Genoa née Princess of Bavaria; from her mother-in-law
  3. Princess Maria Adelaide Massimo di Arsoli née Princess of Savoy-Genoa; from her mother
  4. Princess Maria Adelaide's Children
  5. Albion Art Institute: bought at Cambi Auction House for 85,000 EUR in November 2014

Questions:
  • Which of Princess Maria Adelaide's children inherited this tiara?

Links:
Photos: Albion Art Institute

June 14, 2021

Queen Margherita of Italy's Tortoiseshell Tiara

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Creation:  This tiara was made circa 1880.

Materials: tortoiseshell

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Margherita of Italy née Princess of Savoy
  2. Queen Marie Jose of Italy née Princess of Belgium
  3. Unknown Owner; bought at auction at Christie's in 2007 along with the rest of the parure for 15,600 GBP

Questions: 
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?

Links: 
Photos: Jewellery of the House of Savoy

June 7, 2021

Queen Margherita of Italy's Pearl Bracelet Tiara

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Creation: This tiara was made by Musy in 1869 and can be worn as a bracelet.

Materials: pearls and diamonds set in gold

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Margherita of Italy née Princess of Savoy; from her husband, King Umberto I, on the occasion of the birth of their son, King Victor Emmanuel III
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Queen Margherita
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Princess Maria Gabriella
Other Wearers: 

Questions: 
  • Who currently owns this tiara?
Photos: Jewellery of the House of Savoy

May 31, 2021

Grand Duchess Maria Anna of Tuscany's Ancona Tiara

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Creation:  This tiara was made circa 1817.

Materials: pearls and diamonds
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Grand Duchess Maria Anna
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Princess Camilla
Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Maria Anna of Tuscany née Princess of Saxony; on the occasion of her 1817 marriage to Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany
  2. Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscanyinherited from his wife in 1832
  3. Princess Maria Isabella of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Countess of Trapani, née Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Tuscanyfrom her father
  4. Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Countess of Casertafrom her mother
  5. Prince Ferdinand Pius of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabriafrom his mother
  6. Princess Lucia of Savoy, Duchess of Ancona & Genoa nee Princess of Bourbon-Two Siciliesfrom her father
  7. Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, née Crociani; bought at auction in 1999
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Princess Lydia
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Princess Camilla
Other Wearers:
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Princess Lydia
pearl tiara ancona grand duchess maria anna tuscany savoy princess camilla bourbon two sicilies
Princess Camilla




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Princess Camilla





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