The Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara
Info: A wedding gift for Princess May of Teck (later Queen Mary) from the “Girls of Great Britain & Ireland”, it could also be worn as a necklace. Queen Mary removed the base to use as a bandeau and the pearls finials and replaced them with diamonds. She gave the tiara to then Princess Elizabeth for her wedding day in 1947.
Source: The Royal Collection
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s diamond and aquamarine kokoshnik tiara.
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s diamond and emerald tiara created by jewelers Bolin and Fabergé (1900).
Empress Maria Feodorovna’s diamond and sapphire diadem “Russian Beauty.”
Russian Imperial Wedding Tiara.
My 100 Favorite Royal Jewels (✰)
↳ 8. Princess Dagmar’s Diamond Floral Tiara
“This all-diamond floral tiara was given to Princess Dagmar of Denmark. It was then passed down to King Frederik IX, Dagmar’s nephew, despite her already having five children. Frederick gave it to his daughter, Princess Margrethe (now the Queen of Denmark), who loaned it to her daughter-in-law Marie Cavallier.”
The Gloucester diamond+ Turquoise parure
The first owner of this gorgeous parure was Queen Mary of Great Britain as a wedding gift from her parents, the duke and duchess of Teck. As you can see, the tiara was quite different.
Later on, it was modified and gave as a wedding gift to Alice Montagu-Douglas, bride of Prince Henry, duke of Gloucester,
Nowaday, the parure is used by the current duchess of Gloucester, Birgitte.
Danish Tiaras → The Ruby Parure
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte bought a ruby and diamond wreath tiara and accompanying parure for his wife, Désirée Clary, and she wore it on Napoleon Bonaparte’s corotation. This couple would later become King Carl XIV Johan and Queen Desideria of Sweden.
Queen Louise received the tiara as a wedding gift from her grandmother, Queen Josephine of Sweden when she married Frederik VIII because the rubies and diamonds echoed the colors of the Danish flag.
Queen Louise gave the tiara to her son Crown Prince Christian’s bride Alexandrine as a wedding gift, and it was Alexandrine that gave it to Princess Ingrid of Sweden when she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in 1935.
When Queen Ingrid died in 2000 she left the parure to her beloved grandson, Crown Prince Frederik, thereby ensuring that the future Crown Princess would have a truly grand and historical set of jewels to wear.
FTLOR’s 100 Favorite Royal Jewels (✰)
↳ 5. The Spencer Tiara
“The tiara includes diamonds set in silver mounted in gold. The floral shapes and scrolling foliage gives it a feminine and whimsical touch..”
Tiara of Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, 1903
From Albion Art