February 28, 2012

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands' Dutch Diamond Bandeau

Queen Maxima
Queen Maxima
Creation:  This tiara was made in 1937 using diamonds taken from a riviere of 34 diamonds that was a wedding present to Queen Emma in 1879 from the people of the Netherlands.

Materials:  27 diamonds set in platinum
Queen Juliana
Queen Juliana
Queen Wilhelmina
  1. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; only worn once for her last official portrait as monarch in 1948
  2. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; first worn in 1937 and inherited from her mother in 1962
  3. Orange-Nassau Family Collection; set up by Queen Juliana in the 1960s
Princess Christina
Queen Beatrix
Princess Margriet
Other Wearers:
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
  • Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
  • Princess Christina of the Netherlands
  • Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

  • What happened to the other 7 diamonds in the riviere?
  • What jeweller set the diamonds in the bandeau?


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