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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?

October 25, 2021

Queen Farida of Egypt's Diamond Necklace Tiara

diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
Queen Farida
diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
Queen Farida
Creation: This tiara could be worn as a necklace.

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Farida of Egypt née Safinaz Zulficar
  2. Royal Jewelry Museum; after the 1952 Egyptian revolution
diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
as a necklace
diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
as a necklace

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

October 18, 2021

October 11, 2021

Princess Louise of Belgium's Sapphire Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made circa 1875.

Materials: sapphires and diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Louise of Belgium, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 
  2. a nephew of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  3. Van Cleef & Arpels; bought in the 1950s
Princess Louise
Princess Louise
Questions: 
Archduchess Auguste
Links: 

October 4, 2021

Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium's Feather Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Buls in 1878.

Materials: pink and colorless diamonds including a 23 carat center diamond

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium née Archduchess of Austria; from the people of Belgium on the occasion of her and King Leopold II's twenty-fifth wedding anniversary
  2. Princess Louise of Belgium; inherited from her mother in 1902 
Questions:
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
  • When were the six large diamonds at the top of the tiara removed?
  • Was the tiara sold at auction in 1907?  The tiara was seized by creditors and was intended to be auctioned to pay Princess Louise's debts.  Some reports state that the auction was cancelled at the last minute but others report that the tiara was sold.
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique

September 27, 2021

Princess Lilian of Belgium's Diamond Necklace Tiara

as a necklace
Princess Lilian
Creation: This tiara was created by Van Cleef & Arpels and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Van Cleef & Arpels
Princess Lilian
Princess Lilian
Princess Lilian
Other Wearers:

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