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 Londonderry Tiara (top) worn by Theresa. A much revised version of the tiara worn by the Marchioness of Londonderry to the Devonshire House Ball of 1897. Also worn at the coronation of Edward VII in 1902. On that occasion she accidentally dropped into the toliet. It was retrieved with great difficulty. Previous versions had a pearl set in each element instead of diamonds.
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 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.
Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte Tiara (Belgium). Tiara by Henry Coosemans, 1953, of arched and tapered form with stylised crescent, palmette and scroll motifs has a detachable diamond of 8.10 carats to be worn as a ring, and a central panel to be worn as a brooch.
A garnet and diamond brooch, circa 1850. The oval cabochon garnet berries in closed-back settings, the leaves and stems set with rose, old brilliant and cushion-shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold.
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 Originally made for Grand Duchess Sophie, wife of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich.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.
Devonshire diamond tiara (1893) for Louise, a year after she wed the 8th Duke. She's known as “The Double Duchess”, first married to and widowed by the Duke of Manchester prior to marrying Devonshire. 13 palmette motifs separated by lotus motifs, set on a later (c 1897) base. Jeweler A.E. Skinner used nearly 1,900 diamonds set in silver and gold, including 1,041 diamonds taken from other family pieces (including the Devonshire parure and the star from the 6th Duke's Order of the Garter).
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.