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Princess Isabella de Ligne de La Trémoïlle. Belgian noble house of Ligne. The tiara, created by Holemans, was set with a large central aquamarine (73.28 carats) book-ended by smaller aquamarines and 360 brilliant-cut diamonds in white gold.

Princess Anne's aquamarine tiara as wedding present, before aleration

grand duchess josephine charlotte of luxembourg in the aquamarine bandeau

Tiara Time Two-fer! the Aquamarine Bandeaux (part I)

.Alt view of the Hesketh Tiara, at the Cartier exhibition 2013

Detail view of BELLE EPOQUE AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND TIARA, CIRCA 1910. Designed as a series of graduated oval aquamarine clusters set with oval- and hexagonal-shaped aquamarines, interspersed with sprays of diamond myrtle leaves, within millegrain borders of circular-, single- and rose-cut diamonds. Part of the estate of Christian, Lady Hesketh. Cartier

  • Vivia Kieswetter

    These close-ups have stunned me. I've never been too impressed by this piece, now I am absolutely in love with it. So much detail and beauty here!

  • Starry Diadem

    I know exactly what you mean. Until I saw these, I hadn't realised how the aquamarine elements were constructed and they're really far more delicate than they appear on less detailed photos. This one has always been a favourite of mine anyway, because I love that Cartier Belle Epoque style and I love aquamarines. But now I can see just how wonderfully well designed and made it is. Lovely thing.

Alt view of AN ART DECO AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY LACLOCHE FRÈRES Of geometric design, the shield-shaped central panel mounted with rectangular-shaped aquamarines and circular and baguette-cut diamond detail to the three row aquamarine connections interspersed with diamond-set buckle panels, to the two row aquamarine backchain and diamond-set clasp, converts to form a halo tiara, the front panel detaches to form a brooch , circa 1930.

Aquamarine Bandeau Tiara and parure, worn by GD Marie-Theresa of Luxembourg.

Colored Diamond Info - Index

The Aquamarine Bandeau Tiara, Sweden (ca. 1920's; aquamarine, diamonds). Once worn by Queen Louise.

Larger image of aquamarine bandeau by Georges Fouquet - see earlier pin

The Hesse aquamarine parure, said to have belonged to Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia, said to have been at least in part by Faberge. Said to have been a wedding present from Ernst of Hesse to his sister; said to have been a gift from her husband Grand Duke Sergei. Said to have been by some means returned to the Hesse family. It actually was in fact sold by a member of the Hesse family at auction in 1996. A very enigmatic parure.

Luxembourg bandeau

RoyalDish - Tiara - page 172

Aquamarine and Diamond Kokoshnik which once belonged to Alexandra Feodorovna

Geoffrey Munn's Tiaras: A History of Splendour, tells us that it was made around 1900, probably for the wife of Nicholas II. It was part of a set including a matching necklace and earrings. The tiara's current whereabouts are unknown Credit www.royal-magazin...

  • Royal Magazin

    Romanoff Aquamarine, presents and gifts to the tasarina from Jewels of the Personal property of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna

  • Starry Diadem

    Also from Royal Magazin: Aquamarine and Diamond Kokoshnik c 1900 Wartski, purchased it in Russia in the late 1920s. It is said to have been the personal property of the Tsarina Alexandra. The present whereabouts are unknown. Necklace and earrings matching the tiara, also with diamonds, aquamarine and made in platinum.

Louise Nicolson a descendant of Queen Victoria, she recently married Charles Morshead, close friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at St Peter's Episcopal church in Fraserburgh. Louise is the grandaughter of Lady Saltoun who the Queen regards as a member of the Royal Family and the couple had to get the Queen's permission to marry .

Colored Diamond Info - Index

Swedish Kokoshnik tiara


Princess Margrethe of Sweden in a aquamarine kokoshnik tiara (worn here at Victoria's wedding)

  • Starry Diadem

    From Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: The tiara and matching brooch came from the collection of Princess Margaret of Connaught, who married the future King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. She died suddenly at the age of 38 in 1920, pregnant at the time with her sixth child, and her jewels were split between her children. The aquamarine set reappeared on Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha during the pre-wedding celebrations for her marriage to Margaret's son Gustaf Adolf. Sibylla wore it from then on. The tiara ended up with Princess Margaretha, the eldest of Sibylla and Gustaf Adolf's five children. Margaretha married a British businessman, John Ambler, and moved to the United Kingdom. As her involvement in royal events decreased, the tiara was seen less and less. The couple's daughter, Sibylla Ambler, wore it for her 1998 wedding, but after that it went completely unseen. Princess Margaretha surprised us all by popping up in both the tiara and the brooch at her niece Crown Princess Victoria's 2010 wedding - pic above. Princess Christina, Margaretha's sister, wore this tiara for an official dinner in March 2014. There was some speculation that the King might have bought the tiara back from Margaretha at some point; true or not, use by other royals could indicate that the tiara is in the larger family collection now.

Alt view - Tiaras - A History of Splendour: Geoffrey C. Munn: 9781851493753: Books

  • BarbaraAnne

    May I ask your advice again? Sorry for the bother. My jewelry board is 1870 pins long. I was thinking of breaking it up into categories. I have done two category boards so far: Art Deco Jewelry and Lalique and French Art Nouveau jewelry. The jewelry board has 600+ followers now. Do you think I should continue breaking it up, or just continue as is? Thank you very much for your time. Best regards, Barbara

  • Starry Diadem

    I'm all for catagorising stuff and breaking up huge boards, although when it comes to something like jewellery style, I'll have this piece, for example, on a tiara board *and* the Deco board. I have a lot of duplicate pins, but I think it's legit when something fits into more than one category. I've just finished creating boards by tiara design and I'm bracing myself to create boards for specific jewellers - Cartier, Boucheron etc. That will be one heck of a job. So in your place, I'd break it up. I know that if I were starting from scratch, I'd create as many boards as I can, with every category I can think of. I started out, btw, with a single tiara board... Regards Anna

  • BarbaraAnne

    Thank you. I agree with every word you say.

  • Irma Logan

    I'ts given me a good hard think about how I am starting out!!!!

  • Starry Diadem

    Go for making a board for absolutely everything : by stone type, design type, maker, style (deco, nouveau etc) and for general jewellery, the form it takes (rings, necklaces etc) It means that you pin something into one board and then may be repinning it into 3 or 4 more, but then you don't have to go back a year later and try and do it when you have something like 20,000 pins to go through!

A gorgeous image of a young Pss Maria Jose of Italy (neé Pss of Belgium) wearing the wonderful diamond-aquamarine bandeau. Early 1920s.

Princess Isabella de Ligne de La Trémoïlle wearing The Ligne Aquamarine Tiara