Royal House of Spain
The Mellerio Shell Tiara of Queen Sofia of Spain
"In the case of Charles II, the last Habsburg King of Spain, there were 3 uncle-niece marriages among the 7 unions of his immediate ancestry...His father and 2 of his great-grandfathers married their nieces. His paternal grandparents were 1st cousins once removed, but they comprised two of the seven marriages because they were also parents to his maternal grandmother. His maternal grandparents' marriage and the final marriage of great-grandparents was between first cousins."
Letizia, Princess of Asturias, wearing the Prussian Tiara at her wedding to Felipe, Prince of Asturias, son of Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain
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
Tiaras of The Spanish Royal Family - Her Majesty Queen Sofia currently has 8 Tiaras. If I want to see the jewels of the Queen of England I'm going to the London Tower, but can I see the Spanish crown jewels? Anywhere. They are property by the royal family, not the spanish people. Spain is different.
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
Mellerio Shell Tiara The tiara represents a wave with pearls, thus being known as the Shell tiara. It is made with dangling pear-shaped pearls and diamonds that tilt with the movement of the wearer. It used to have a diamond drop hanging in the middle, but Queen Sofía has not used the tiara that way in years.
Created in 1867, The Mellerio Shell Tiara. The tiara represents a wave. It is made with dangling pear-shaped pearls and diamonds that tilt with the movement of the wearer.
La Pérégrina – The Legendary Pearl Diamond Ruby and Pearl necklace features an early 16th century 203-grain pearl, once part of the crown jewels of Spain. Personally designed by Taylor, the piece was a gift from Richard Burton, January 23, 1969.
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. Tiara emeralds or rubies??
Duchess of Alba