November 19, 2011

Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom's Strathmore Rose Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made in the late 1800s and in 1923 it was bought from Catchpole & Williams by Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore.  It has two different frames so that it can be worn either on top of the head or across the forehead.  The roses can be worn as brooches and are interchangeable on the tiara with five single sapphires.

Materials:  diamonds set in silver and gold
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
  1. Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, from her father, Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore, on the occasion of her 1923 marriage to King George VI of the United Kingdom
  2. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom; inherited from her mother in 2002
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • What is this tiara provenance prior to Queen Elizabeth?
Photos:  Tiaras - A History of Splendour

1 comment :

  1. this tiara is almost identical to one owned by a Duchess of Portland. Queen Elizabeth's mother was Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck a descendant of the aforementioned duchess.