The Devonshire Tiara The Devonshire Tiara; 1893 and 1897. English; diamonds mounted in silver and gold. This tiara was made for the wife of the 8th Duke of Devonshire, Countess Louise von Alten. She was known as the 'Double Duchess' as she had previously been married to the Duke of Manchester. The tiara is designed as a graduated row of thirteen scrolled palmette motifs, alternating with lotus motifs. These can be removed and worn as individual brooches and other ornaments. It is set thr...
The Devonshire Tiara also known as the Derby tiara was made for the wife of the 8th Duke of Devonshire, Countess Louise von Alten. She was known as the 'Double Duchess', as she had previously been married to the Duke of Manchester. The tiara is designed as a graduated row of thirteen scrolled palmette motifs, alternating with lotus motifs. These can be removed and worn as individual brooches and other ornaments.
The Londonderry Tiara (top) worn by Theresa, Marchioness of Londonderry (L) with enormous pearl spikes and (R) with inset crown frame and upright cross, probably at the Devonshire House Costume Ball of 1897 where her jewellery dazzled everyone.
The Fife Tiara first belonged to Princess Louise of Wales, the oldest daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. When she married the Earl of Fife in 1889, she received quite a waterfall of sparkling presents; this stunning tiara with pear-shaped diamonds hanging freely in a diamond framework, topped with more pear-shaped diamonds alternating with round diamonds, was among them. It is thought to be the work of Parisian jeweler Oscar Massin.
Prussian sapphire and diamond parure, set with sapphires, diamonds and pearls, is comprised a necklace, earrings, two brooches, a fan, a bracelet and a tiara. Prussian sapphire and diamond tiara centered in a large sapphire was worn by Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia (1886-1954) at the wedding of the Crown Prince of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden in 1935.She sit on left edge in the picture then. http://tiarasandtrianon.com/2013/01/25/royal-family-portrait-1935/royal-family-picture/
IMPERIAL RUSSIAN TIARA by BOLIN 1890~ Kokoshnik style in gold, with rubies and diamonds. Originally made for Grand Duchess Sophie, wife of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich. Later, known as the Milford Haven Tiara, UK.
The Delhi Durbar Tiara - by Garrards, for Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar on December 12,1911. Durbar is Hindi, for a ‘ceremonial gathering to pay homage’. The gathering was to install King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. King George V admired this piece and referred to it as “May’s best tiara”. It has been worn in a variety of ways as shown here.
DIAMOND GARLAND TIARA MADE BY CARTIER In 1927 Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain ordered a tiara with arching laurel wreaths interwined around two horizontal garlands of leaves, a thematic invention which, considering the predominant styly of art deco at this time, can be explained only by reference to the requirements of traditional court etiquete
The Devonshire Intaglio Parure was commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire for Countess Granville – the wife of his nephew – to wear in Moscow at the coronation of Tsar Alexander II in 1856. It consists of seven pieces of jewellery – a bracelet, bandeau, comb, coronet, stomacher, necklace and diadem – all of which are set with a major part of the 2nd Duke of Devonshire's collection of eighty-eight cameos and intaglios.
Cartier, 1903, designed for the Duchess of Manchester, Gold, Silver and lots of Diamonds! The Duchess of Manchester was a famous American heiress who marries into the British nobility in 1876. The Duke of Portland recorded that she 'took society completely by storm by her beauty, wit, and vivacity'.
Diamond tiara, late 19th century. Designed as a graduated series of swags each surmounted alternatively with floral and foliate motifs, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 250mm, each floral and foliate motif detachable, accompanied by five brooch fittings, a few small diamonds deficient, case stamped Raff. Fecarotta & Co.
The famous Faberge tiara with tea-drop diamonds that were presented by Alexander I of Russia to Empress Josephine The story of the tiara starts from Alexander of Russia and Joséphine ex-wife of Napoléon. They were friends and Alexander presented Josephine tea-drop diamonds. In 1890 Faberge used diamonds to create tiara for descendants of Josephine's son, the Duke of Leuchtenberg. After WWI tiara was inherited by Count of Flanders who bequeathed the tiara to his sister the former queen of…
Diamond Coronet Silver, gold and diamonds; 1893 A.E. Skinner In order to make the coronet the 8th Duke of Devonshire removed the diamonds in the Devonshire Parure and other heirlooms, such as the 6th Duke's Garter Star. These totalled 1041 diamonds, to which Skinner added another 840... Chatsworth.org