The Devonshire Tiara, circa 1893-1897, 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.
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AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND TIARA Designed as intertwined scrolling lines set with old-cut diamonds, on a diamond-set line base, centering upon a cushion-shaped diamond under a foliate motif, surmounted by a cushion-shaped diamond, weighing 14.29 carats, to the detachable gold headband, covered with black velvet, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1900, in brown leather case. Formerly the property of Dame Miriam Rothschild DBE, FRS
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The Mellerio Shell Tiara, made for the 1867 Paris Exhibition by Mellerio. The tiara design is based on oyster shells (some view it as waves). The tiara was then given to Infanta Isabella as a wedding gift from Queen Isabella II. The tiara has been worn by various members of the Spanish Royal Family.
The famous crown jewellers Bentley & Skinner, own the 45-carat diamond piece dating from the 1820s. Now known as the Myrtle Tiara after its leaf motif, it was a gift from the Sassoon family to HRH Princess Louise, the Princess Royal, eldest daughter of King Edward VII, on her marriage to the 6th Earl Fife in 1889. Used as wedding tiara on Downton Abbey