Tiaras & crowns
What, you don't think I deserve one of these?
A diamond tiara, circa 1840 A diamond necklace/tiara combination, circa 1890 The articulated chain of collet-set rose-cut diamonds suspending a graduated knifewire fringe of old brilliant and rose-cut diamond fleur-de-lys and foliate motifs, mounted in silver and gold
Queen Mary’s Crown, made by Gerrard & Co, used to contain the Koh-i-Noor diamond as well as the Cullinan III and the Cullinan IV. However, in 1914, these diamonds were replaced by crystal models. It contains approximately 2,200 diamonds and was specially constructed so that the arches could be removed, as seen here.
ANTIQUE TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND TIARA/NECKLACE Designed as five graduated oval-shaped turquoise and old-cut diamond clusters to the turquoise and diamond rays, detaches to form a necklace, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1860, approximately 51 cm. long, in original Frazer & Haws brown leather fitted case, 31 Regent St Piccadilly
A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND TIARA, BY FRANZ KOCK. Composed of seven graduated interlinking open circles, each set with circular-cut diamond collet with twin diamond point detail. Together with a separate leather case containing four hair combs, six brooch mounts and one screw driver, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1910.
A belle époque sapphire and diamond tiara, of kokoshnik inspiration, millegrain-set throughout with cushion-shaped sapphires and old brilliant, single and rose-cut diamonds, the openwork band of foliate motifs, with a large old brilliant-cut diamond at the centre, supporting a series of graduating sapphire and diamond floral clusters below an undulating line of diamonds and surmounted by an alternating row of sapphires and diamonds, principal diamond approximately 2.80 carats,
The Papyrus or Lotus Flower Tiara: Princess Margaret’s son, David, Viscount Linley, married The Honorable Serena Stanhope on 8 November 1993. The bride wore a gown evocative of her mother-in-law’s wedding dress, along with the Papyrus or Lotus Flower tiara. The tiara was acquired by Queen Mary and given to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who gave it to Princess Margaret.
Bandeau tiara made with gold diamonds and pink round cuts, beads and batons, stones and tortoiseshell with black enamel, made by Cartier in 1922. The tiara is among the many jewels on display in “Cartier: Style and History” at the Grand Palais in Paris from December 4 through February 16, 2014.
DIAMOND DIADEM TIARA, CIRCA 1919. Designed as a diadem composed of a series of graduated chevron panels, centring on an oval plaque set between arched shoulders, embellished throughout with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, inner circumference approximately 210mm, signed Paris, Londres and numbered, later fitted case by Antrobus 6-8 Old Bond Street, London, W1.