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October 25, 2021

Queen Farida of Egypt's Diamond Necklace Tiara

diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
Queen Farida
diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
Queen Farida
Creation: This tiara could be worn as a necklace.

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Farida of Egypt née Safinaz Zulficar
  2. Royal Jewelry Museum; after the 1952 Egyptian revolution
diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
as a necklace
diamond necklace tiara queen farida egypt
as a necklace

Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?

October 18, 2021

October 11, 2021

Princess Louise of Belgium's Sapphire Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made circa 1875.

Materials: sapphires and diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Louise of Belgium, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 
  2. a nephew of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  3. Van Cleef & Arpels; bought in the 1950s
Princess Louise
Princess Louise
Questions: 
Archduchess Auguste
Links: 

October 4, 2021

Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium's Feather Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Buls in 1878.

Materials: pink and colorless diamonds including a 23 carat center diamond

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium née Archduchess of Austria; from the people of Belgium on the occasion of her and King Leopold II's twenty-fifth wedding anniversary
  2. Princess Louise of Belgium; inherited from her mother in 1902 
Questions:
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
  • When were the six large diamonds at the top of the tiara removed?
  • Was the tiara sold at auction in 1907?  The tiara was seized by creditors and was intended to be auctioned to pay Princess Louise's debts.  Some reports state that the auction was cancelled at the last minute but others report that the tiara was sold.
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique

September 27, 2021

Princess Lilian of Belgium's Diamond Necklace Tiara

as a necklace
Princess Lilian
Creation: This tiara was created by Van Cleef & Arpels and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Van Cleef & Arpels
Princess Lilian
Princess Lilian
Princess Lilian
Other Wearers:

Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?

September 20, 2021

Marchioness of Chaponay's Emerald Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made by Chaumet in 1910.

Materials: emeralds and diamonds

Provenance:

  1.  Princess Geneviève of Orléans, Marchioness of Chaponay; from her husband, Antoine de Chaponay, Marquis de Chaponay-Morance, on the occasion of their marriage in 1923
Princess Geneviève

Questions:

  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?

Photos:Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique

September 13, 2021

Princess Lilian of Belgium's Diamond Floral Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Cartier in 1938 and the center flower can be worn as a brooch. 

Princess Lilian
Princess Lilian
Materials: diamonds set in platinum

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Lilian of Belgium, Princess of Réthy, nee Baels
  2. unknown owner; sold at Christie's in the 1980s in an altered form
Marguerite Lebrun
Princess Maria Gabriella
Princess Lilian
Other Wearers: 
Princess Lilian
unknown model
Questions: 
  • Was this tiara only a loan from Cartier?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
altered version
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique/Christie's

August 30, 2021

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium's Turquoise Tiara

turquoise tiara queen elisabeth belgium cartier
Creation: This tiara was made by Cartier in 1912 using turquoise possibly given to Queen Elisabeth by King Leopold II.

Materials: turquoise and diamonds

Provenance: 
turquoise tiara queen elisabeth belgium cartier
Queen Elisabeth
Questions: 
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique

August 23, 2021

Princess Clémentine Napoléon's Diamond Wreath Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made circa 1910 by Altenloh.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
Princess Clémentine
Questions: 
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?
Photos: Bijoux des Reines et Princesses de Belgique

August 16, 2021

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium's Diamond Tiara

diamond tiara queen elisabeth belgium
Creation: 

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
Queen Elisabeth
diamond tiara queen elisabeth belgium
Queen Elisabeth
Questions: 
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact?