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Tiara Time! Joséphine’s Emerald Parure

Josephine’s Emerald Parure is yet another gift tiara from Empress Joséphine to her eponymous granddaughter upon marrying Oscar I of Sweden and Norway. Unlike the the numerous others, this emerald aderezo does not reside in Queen Silvia’s collection in Stockholm. … Continue reading

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Tiara TIme! the Delhi Durbar Parure, part II

and so finally we’ve arrived at the Delhi Durbar Tiara, which for awhile was even filed under the “missing” category. Tiaras that were simply never seen and presumed gone…The tiara was a favorite of Mary’s, she wore it everywhere. It … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Geneva to Sell the Most Important Emerald & Diamond Tiara

Originally posted on Diana Mandache's Weblog:
A magnificent and extremely rare emerald and diamond tiara, circa 1900, formerly in the Collection of Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck. Est. $5-10 million (CHF 4.5-9 million). Photo: Sotheby's   GENEVA. David Bennett, Sotheby’s…

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Tiara Time! the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara

Thank God it’s not a brooch but it IS part of Queen Elizabeth’s collection: the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara. This icon of headgear was probably made around 1890. Those pearls are pure eye-candy and I’m not usually a fan of … Continue reading

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AOTB!: More Emeralds from Delhi Durbar 1911

  Welcome to day three of Attack of the Brooches theme week. I figured “heck let’s make it a bit more specific by sticking with the emeralds brought up yesterday when We discussed the Durbar Delhi Stomacher & Parure Queen Mary … Continue reading

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