November 20, 2011

Duchess of Leuchtenberg's Diamond Tiara

leuchtenberg diamond tiara faberge
Creation: This tiara was made by August Holmström for Fabergé circa 1890 using briolette cut diamonds that were a gift to Empress Josephine from Tsar Alexander I of Russia when he visited her at La Malmaison following her divorce. The tiara was sold by the Leuchtenberg family following the Russian Revolution.

Materials: diamonds set in silver and gold
leuchtenberg diamond tiara faberge
Alexandra Jaffray
leuchtenberg diamond tiara faberge
Alexandra Jaffray
  1. Queen Elisabeth of Belgium née Duchess of Bavaria; bought from Seiler of Vevey in Switzerland after WWI
  2. Prince Charles of Belgium, Count of Flanders; inherited from his mother in 1965
  3. Queen Marie José of Italy née Princess of Belgium; inherited from her brother in 1983
  4. Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy; inherited from her mother in 2001
  5. Arthur and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation; bought at auction at Christie's in 2007 for $2,071,389 and is displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Other Wearers:
  • Alexandra Jaffray
leuchtenberg diamond tiara faberge
  • Was this tiara commissioned by George Macimilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg for his second wife Princess Anastasia of Montenegro?

1 comment :

  1. Love it! Fabulous! A Crystal knockoff for us mere mortals please! :D