30 Day Royal Challenge
Day 11: Post a picture of your favorite royal tiara
The Fleur de Lys Tiara of Spain
This tiara, considered the most important diadem of their collection, called “La Buena” (The Good one) and only worn by the Queens of Spain, was a wedding present from King Alfonso XIII to his bride, Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. Made in 1906 by Ansorena with more than 500 diamonds set in platinum, it features the Fleur de Lys, the Bourbon’s emblem. (x)
30 Day Romanov Challenge - Day 3 : Favourite Tiara/Jewelry.
The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara and Alexandra’s Coronet (It was heartbreaking to choose because I love all the Jewels of the Romanovs. ALL. )
This tiara was purchased by Queen Mary in 1921 from the collection of the Grand Duchess Vladimir, aunt of Tsar Nicholas II, for whom it was made in the 1880s. It comprises 15 intertwined diamond-set ovals from which hang pendant pearls. The pendant pearls can be interchanged with emeralds and The Queen has worn the tiara with both arrangements during her reign. (x)
Nicholas II offered to Alix, this unique coronet made by the House of Boucheron on the day of their engagement in 1894 . Suffering from severe headaches, she claimed that only this coronet relieved her pain : it was her totem jewel. (x)
Stone(s): Opal, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Ruby
Source: Chaumet (Photo via Coloreddiamond.info)
Note: The pendants are detachable and can be worn as earrings
Antique Amethyst Tiara, set with nine cushion-cut amethysts graduating in size, framed by burr motifs, with circular-cut amethyst accents, within an elaborate scrolling 14kt gold mount, removable brass teeth for comb conversion.
Tiaras worn in The Netherlands
1. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall- Bucheron Honeycomb Tiara
2. Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein- Hapsburg Fringe Tiara
3. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway- Diamond Daisy Bandeau
4. Princess Letizia of Asturias- Mellerio Floral Tiara
5. Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg- Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara
6. Princess Mathilde of Belgium- Laurel Wreath Tiara
7. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden- Queen Josephine’s Amethyst Tiara
8. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark- Diamond Wedding Tiara
Tiara formely in the property of a Princely Family from Italy
The Bavarian Royal Family has put up for auction this piece with a central fleur-de-lys motif set en tremblant to a tiara composed of foliate and lanceolated motifs, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds. The tiara entered the family through the Infanta Paz, who received the present from her mother Queen Isabel II on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Ludwig Ferdinand in 1883.