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Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain

Queen Victoria Eugenie 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

Emerald and Diamond tiara in the form of acorns and oak leaves is thought to belong to the Alba family.

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.

Here's a close up of the original Ansorena aquamarine tiara before Bulgari redid it. Queen Victoria Eugenia ("Ena") of Spain. See earlier pin for hand coloured photograph.

Queen Ena... resplendent in aquamarines...with her daughters. This tiara was later remodeled (see earlier pins) to a series of interlinked circles and aquamarine drops

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain wearing her aquamarine tiara by Ansorena, before it was remodeled into a tiara made of a series of concentric circles with aquamarine drops.

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain wearing her aquamarine tiara by Ansorena, before it was remodeled into a tiara made of a series of concentric circles with aquamarine drops.

Queen Ena... resplendent in aquamarines...with her daughters. This tiara was later remodeled (see earlier pins) to a series of interlinked circles and aquamarine drops

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

Queen Victoria Eugenia (Ena) with the tiara in its original form, now altered to accommodate aquamarines

Queen Victoria Eugenia Aquamarine and Diamond Parure

Queen Victoria Eugenia Aquamarine and Diamond Parure

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.