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The Phillips Beetle Tiara. Lady Granville's iridescent beetles parure, circa 1884. Made from beetles from South America.
The Fife Tiara first belonged to Princess Louise of Wales, the oldest daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. When Louise married the Earl of Fife in 1887 at Buckingham Palace, she received many presents including the stunning tiara with pear-shaped diamonds hanging freely in a diamond framework, topped with more pear-shaped diamonds which alternate with round diamonds. Though it is not certain, the tiara is believed to be the work of Parisian jeweller, Oscar Massin.
Queen Sophia’s Diamond Tiara History: This tiara was first seen on Queen Sophie, previously known as Princess Sophie of Prussia on her wedding to Constantine I of Greece in 1889. The tiara was later inherited by Queen Sophia’s daughter-in-law, Queen Frederika after she had died in 1932. The tiara was then never seen for over four decades, allowing many “royal watchers” to question its ownership. Many argued that the tiara had been sold after the Greek Royal Family was deposed due to it not be
A close up of Lady Penelope Mountbatten, wearing her huband's family tiara, in 1994.
A RARE OTTOMAN DIAMOND AND RUBY SET GOLD TIARA, TURKEY, CIRCA 1800 the foliate openwork frame supporting attached elements set with cut-diamonds, the centre with a large diamond floral rosette radiating diamond-set petals issuing floral sprays set with diamonds and rubies, the crown with a star and crescent motif, suspension loops to the sides by Dittekarina
"Napoleon's Crown For His Empress Marie Louise: Napoleon I gave this Crown to his consort Empress Marie Louise. Set in silver, the 950 Diamonds weigh 700 carats. The 79 Original Emeralds have been replaced with Persian Turquoise Cabochons. From the Gem and Mineral Collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History."