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February 24, 2012

Queen Emma of the Netherlands' Diamond Prong Tiara

diamond prong tiara netherlands princess mabel mellerio
Creation: This tiara was created by Mellerio in 1888 and can be worn as a necklace. It originally contained white and brown diamonds but the brown diamonds were later replaced with white diamonds taken from Queen Emma's Sapphire Parure Tiara.

Materials: diamonds
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Princess Mabel
diamond prong tiara netherlands princess mabel mellerio
Princess Mabel
Provenance:
  1. Queen Emma of the Netherlands nee Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
  2. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; inherited from her mother in 1934
  3. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; inherited from her mother in 1934
  4. Orange-Nassau Family Collection; set up by Queen Juliana in the 1960s
diamond prong tiara netherlands princess mabel mellerio
Princess Mabel
diamond prong tiara netherlands princess mabel mellerio
Princess Mabel
Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • Why wasn't this tiara worn publicly before 2004?
  • Can the tiara still be worn as a necklace?
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Queen Maxima
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Princess Margriet
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1 comment :

  1. I don't think this is a second setting for the mellero I think it's a tiara worn by queen williamina

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