The Bagration tiara - diamonds and pink spinels. This parure which dates to about 1810 was probably a wedding gift. Attributed to Fossin & Fils, a predecessor of the French jeweler Chaumet, the parure was purchased by the Russian Princess Katharine Bagration, heiress to Prince Potemkin and listed in the 1836 inventory of her jewels. Bought by the current Duke of Westminster for his bride to wear at their wedding in 1978

The Bagration tiara - diamonds and pink spinels. This parure which dates to about 1810 was probably a wedding gift. Attributed to Fossin & Fils, a predecessor of the French jeweler Chaumet, the parure was purchased by the Russian Princess Katharine Bagration, heiress to Prince Potemkin and listed in the 1836 inventory of her jewels. Bought by the current Duke of Westminster for his bride to wear at their wedding in 1978

Queen Marie Amelie's Sapphire, Diamond & Pearl Tiara, France (1830; made by Bapst; sapphires, pearls, diamonds).

Queen Marie Amelie's Sapphire, Diamond & Pearl Tiara, France (1830; made by Bapst; sapphires, pearls, diamonds).

The Rosenborg kokoshnik style diamond and garnet tiara. The top row of diamonds detaches to form a necklace.

The Rosenborg kokoshnik style diamond and garnet tiara. The top row of diamonds detaches to form a necklace.

A BELLE EPOQUE TIARA  Of kokoshnik design, the old-cut diamond foliate openwork band interspersed with button-shaped cultured pearls and (untested) pearls of varying hues, the centre set with a cushion-shaped diamond, adapted, circa 1905, 33.0 cm inner circumference

A BELLE EPOQUE TIARA Of kokoshnik design, the old-cut diamond foliate openwork band interspersed with button-shaped cultured pearls and (untested) pearls of varying hues, the centre set with a cushion-shaped diamond, adapted, circa 1905, 33.0 cm inner circumference

The Luxembourg Empire Tiara entered the Nassau (Luxembourg) family between 1813 and 1829. The original owner is unknown, but it was either made or altered by Frankfurt jeweller Speltz in 1829.

The Luxembourg Empire Tiara entered the Nassau (Luxembourg) family between 1813 and 1829. The original owner is unknown, but it was either made or altered by Frankfurt jeweller Speltz in 1829.

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