Tiara of the Dukes of Alba This major pearl and diamond tiara was once owned by Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III
Now likely to be in the possession of the Spanish Royal family this piece originated in the British Royal family with Queen Victoria. A gift from Prince Albert Queen Victoria wore this tiara to the 1871 wedding of her daughter Princess Louise and passed it to her daughter Princess Beatrice as a wedding gift in 1885. Princess Beatrice then passed it her own daughter Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain. The tiara is diamonds with 13 strawberry leaves and was originally set with rubies
Queen Ena is wearing her Brazilian aquamarine parure, consisting of a tiara, necklace and pendant, two sets of earrings, bracelet, and a two-piece pendant brooch. The tiara is in its original form before it was remodeled to a series of interlocking rings in the Vladmir style.
The aquamarine tiara pictured on Queen Victoria Eugenia, a diadem from Spanish jewelers Ansorena which was a gift from her husband, King Alfonso XIII. Not only was the original form quite different from what it is today, it was originally set with drop pearls.
Queen Victoria Eugenia's Aquamarine Tiara current form - see close up pin. She gave it to her daughter, the Infanta Beatriz, who married Alessandro Torlonia, Prince of Civitella-Cesi, in 1935. In Beatriz's hands the tiara received its most extreme makeover, bringing it to the form we know today. It is strikingly similar to Queen Elizabeth's Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara, but with aquamarine pendants rather than pearls or emeralds, and (like the Vladimir tiara) can be worn widowed, with no drops
Duchess of Alba - Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva - a Spanish noblewoman who has a wealth of estates, palaces and treasures estimated at about 3 billion (sterling). This is from some decades ago -she's 85 now and remarried in 2011 for the third time.