February 15, 2012

Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain's Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made by Cartier in 1920.  The tiara's top pearl element is removable and originally the pearls were interchangeable with emeralds.

Materials:  diamonds and pearls set in platinum
Queen Victoria Eugenie
Infanta Maria Cristina
Queen Victoria Eugenie
  1. Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain
  2. Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain, Countess of Marone; inherited from her mother in 1969
  3. Queen Sofia of Spain; bought by her husband, King Juan Carlos of Spain, from his aunt
Queen Sofia
Queen Sofia
Other Wearers:
Infanta Cristina
  • What happened to the emeralds that were interchangeable with the pearls?


1 comment :

  1. Love, love, love your blog. I read somewhere that the emeralds were sold when the royal family was in exile.