The Vladimir Tiara, Russia, c.1890 Made for Grand Duchess Vladimir, aunt of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, the tiara was smuggled out of Russia during the Revolution by a British diplomat. In 1921 it was sold by the Grand Duchess’s daughter, Princess Nicholas of Greece, to Queen Mary, who adapted the tiara to take fifteen of the celebrated Cambridge emeralds as an alternative to the original pearls. The tiara was inherited by The Queen from her grandmother Queen Mary in 1953.
The 10 Most Incredible Sapphire Tiaras of All Time
With wealth beyond most people's wildest imaginations, the royalty are lucky to own some of the world's most beautiful jewelry and head wear, including stunning tiaras. These are the 10 greatest sapphire and diamond tiaras of all time.
A double image of the Vlad tiara with both pearls and emeralds, and the new Queen Elizabeth started to wear her grandmother's tiara when she went to see the Royal Film Performance of 'Beau Brummel' in 1954. My thanks to 'The Court Jeweller' for the info..