The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Readers' Top 15 Tiaras: #6. The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Readers' Top 15 Tiaras: #6. The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara

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Gold ring of Catherine II with her monogram in diamonds, Russian (St. Petersburg), c. 1770.

Gold ring of Catherine II with her monogram in diamonds, Russian (St. Petersburg), c. 1770.

Cameo tiara (part of a parure) belonging to Empress Josephine, designed by Nitot, French, c. 1809. This parure is believed to be a gift from Napoleon to his Josephine in 1809, the same year he divorced her to enter a second marriage with the hopes of getting an heir. The suite consists of a tiara, necklace, bracelet, earrings and a brooch. It’s made of red gold and cameos, surrounded by pearls, except for the necklace where diamonds frame the cameos. The cameo parure wasn’t mentioned in the…

Cameo tiara (part of a parure) belonging to Empress Josephine, designed by Nitot, French, c. 1809. This parure is believed to be a gift from Napoleon to his Josephine in 1809, the same year he divorced her to enter a second marriage with the hopes of getting an heir. The suite consists of a tiara, necklace, bracelet, earrings and a brooch. It’s made of red gold and cameos, surrounded by pearls, except for the necklace where diamonds frame the cameos. The cameo parure wasn’t mentioned in the…

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