May 21, 2014

Princess Marie of Greece's Olive Wreath Tiara

Creation: This tiara was created by Cartier in 1907.  Eleven of the diamonds could be switched out for emeralds or rubies and the central element could be replaced with a diamond star.

Materials: diamonds set in platinum and optional emeralds or rubies set in gold
with emeralds
Princess Marie
  1. Princess Marie of Greece & Denmark née Princess Marie Bonaparte; on the occasion of her 1907 marriage to Prince George of Greece & Denmark
  2. Princess Eugénie of Greece & Denmark; inherited from her mother in 1962
  3. Princess Tatiana Radziwiłł, Prince George Radziwiłł, & Prince Carlo della Torre e Tasso; inherited from their mother in 1989
  4. Albion Art Institute; bought at Beaussant Lefèvre Auction House in 1999 for $40,000 without the central diamond but that was later replaced
Princess Marie
Princess Marie
without the central diamond
Photos: Cartier

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