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January 17, 2022

Queen Maud of Norway's Pearl Necklace Tiara

pearl necklace tiara queen maud norway
Creation: The tiara was made circa 1896 by Rowland & Frazer and can be worn as a necklace.
 
Materials: pearls and diamonds
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Queen Maud
pearl necklace tiara queen maud norway
Queen Maud
Provenance: 
  1. Queen Maud of Norway nee Princess of the United Kingdom; from the Royal Warrant Holders of England on the occasion of her 1896 marriage to King Olav V of Norway

Questions: 
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
pearl necklace tiara queen maud norway
Links: 

January 10, 2022

Princess Mahivesh of Egypt's Diamond Necklace Tiara

diamond necklace tiara egypt princess mahivesh toussoun boucheron

diamond necklace tiara egypt princess mahivesh toussoun boucheron

Creation: This tiara was made circa 1930 and was heavily altered by Boucheron in 1947.  It can be worn as a necklace.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Mahivesh Toussoun of Egypt née Mahivesh Aziza Shirin; from her aunt, Princess Scheherazade Fazil, on the occasion of her 1931 marriage to Prince Said Omar Toussoun
  2. Unknown Owner; sold in the 1950s

Questions: 
  • Did Boucheron also make the original tiara?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?
  • Is Princess Mahivesh wearing the original version of the tiara in the picture below?
diamond necklace tiara egypt princess mahivesh toussoun boucheron
Princess Mahivesh
Links: 

January 3, 2022

Princess Karima of Egypt's Diamond Necklace Tiara

diamond necklace tiara princess karima halim egypt cartier
Princess Karima
diamond necklace tiara princess karima halim egypt cartier
as a necklace

Creation: This tiara was made by Cartier circa 1930 and can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, or set of brooches.

Materials: diamonds set in platinum

Provenance: 

  1. Princess Karima Halim of Egypt
  2. Princess  Emina Tousson of Egypt; inherited in 1971
  3. Unknown Owner; sold at Christie's in 1980 for 75,000 USD
  4. Unknown Owner; sold at Sotheby's in 2010 for 185,650 USD
  5. Unknown Owner; sold at Sotheby's in 2015 for 287,277 USD


Questions: 

  • Who currently owns this tiara? 

Links:

December 13, 2021

Queen Emina of Egypt's Diamond Necklace Tiara

diamond necklace tiara egypt khediva queen emina ilhamy turkey ottoman princess neslisah sultan

Creation: This tiara can be worn as a necklace and was made in the mid-1800s using diamonds given from Empress Catherine the Great to Sultan Ahmed III as a peace offering in 1711.

Materials: multi-colored diamonds set in silver and gold
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Princess Neslisah
diamond necklace tiara egypt khediva queen emina ilhamy turkey ottoman princess neslisah sultan
Princess Neslisah
diamond necklace tiara egypt khediva queen emina ilhamy turkey ottoman princess neslisah sultan
Princess Neslisah
Provenance:
  1. Queen (Khediva) Emina of Egypt née Princess Emina Ilhamy Nacibe Hanimefendi; from Sultan Abdul Hamid II of the Ottoman Empire possibly on the occasion of the birth of her oldest son in 1874
  2. King (Khedive) Abbas II of Egypt; from his mother
  3. Princess Neslişah of Egypt née Princess Fatma Neslişah Sultan of the Ottoman Empire; from her father-in-law on the occasion of her 1940 marriage to Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim
  4. Unknown Owner; bought at auction at Christie's in 1963
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Princess Neslisah
diamond necklace tiara egypt khediva queen emina ilhamy turkey ottoman princess neslisah sultan
Princess Neslisah
Questions: 
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?
  • Are there any photos of this tiara being worn prior to Princess Neslisah?
  • The tiara was put up for auction at Sotheby's in 2011 and in 2016.  Was it  successfully sold either time?

Links: 

December 6, 2021

Crown Princess Yi Bangja of Korea's Diamond Tiara

diamond tiara korea crown princess yi bangja japan masako nashimoto mikimoto
Creation: This tiara was made by Mikimoto circa 1920.

Materials: diamonds
diamond tiara korea crown princess yi bangja japan masako nashimoto mikimoto
Crown Princess Yi Bangja
diamond tiara korea crown princess yi bangja japan masako nashimoto mikimoto
Crown Princess Yi Bangja
Provenance:
  1. Crown Princess Yi Bangja of Korea née Princess Masako of Nashimoto
  2. Mikimoto

diamond tiara korea crown princess yi bangja japan masako nashimoto mikimoto
Crown Princess Yi Bangja

Questions:

  • How did Mikimoto reacquire this tiara?
  • Did Crown Princess Yi Bangja sell this tiara back to Mikimoto after WWII and the abolition of the monarchy?
  • Why did it say that this tiara belonged to the Japanese Imperial Palace when it was exhibited by Mikimoto in 2005?
Photos: Mikimoto

November 29, 2021

Princess Shivakiar of Egypt's Diamond Necklace Tiara

diamond emerald necklace tiara princess shivakiar egypt boucheron

Creation:  This tiara was made in the late 1930s by Boucheron and is convertible from part of a larger emerald necklace.

Materials: diamonds set in platinum

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Shivakiar of Egypt
  2. Michael Youssoufian
  3. Unknown Owner; sold at Christie's in November 2007 for 337,000 USD
diamond emerald necklace tiara princess shivakiar egypt boucheron
Princess Shivakiar
diamond emerald necklace tiara princess shivakiar egypt boucheron
the full necklace
Questions:
  • How did Michael Youssoufian come to own the tiara?

Links: 

November 22, 2021

Queen Narriman of Egypt's Diamond Tiara

diamond tiara egypt queen narriman sadek
Queen Narriman
diamond tiara egypt queen narriman sadek
Queen Narriman
diamond tiara egypt queen narriman sadek
Queen Narriman
Creation: 

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Narriman of Egypt née Narriman Sadek

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

November 15, 2021

Princess Shivakiar of Egypt's Pearl & Diamond Scroll Tiara

diamond pearl scroll tiara princess shivakiar ibrahim egypt

Creation:  The central element is movable.

Materials: diamonds and pearls set in platinum

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Shivakiar of Egypt
  2. Royal Jewelry Museum; after the 1952 Egyptian revolution

Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Did Princess Shivakiar pass this tiara onto Queen Farida at some point?
  • Are there any photos of this tiara being worn?
diamond pearl scroll tiara princess shivakiar ibrahim egypt

Links: 

November 8, 2021

Queen Nazli of Egypt's Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara

diamond kokoshnik tiara queen nazli egypt
Queen Nazli
diamond kokoshnik tiara queen nazli egypt princess faiza
Princess Faiza
diamond kokoshnik tiara queen nazli egypt
Queen Nazli
Creation:

Materials: diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Nazli of Egypt née Nazli Sabri

Other Wearers:

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

November 1, 2021

Princess Shivakiar of Egypt's Diamond Tiara

diamond tiara princess shivakiar ibrahim egypt
Princess Shivakiar
diamond tiara princess shivakiar ibrahim egypt
Princess Shivakiar
Creation: 

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Shivakiar of Egypt

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