October 14, 2015

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia's Sapphire & Diamond Kokoshnik

Creation:  This tiara was made by Cartier in 1909 using a 137.2 carat cushion cut sapphire that had been used in a previous tiara and six cabochon sapphires that belonged to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.  The sapphires with their diamond surrounds can be removed and worn as brooches or hair ornaments.
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna
Materials:  sapphires and diamonds

  1. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia  
  2. Queen Marie of Romania; bought from her aunt after the Russian Revolution
  3. Princess Ileana of Romania;  from her mother on the occasion of her 1931 marriage
  4. Unknown Owner; sold in 1950
Queen Marie
Queen Marie
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
Queen Marie
Princess Ileana
Queen Marie

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