The Mystery Amethyst Tiara of Queen Alexandra ~ Princess of Denmark & Queen of Great Britain, wife of Edward VII (1901-1910. The tiara is deocrated with 5 hexagonal amethysts, 13 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8.50 carats, 69 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 10.00 carats and numerous smaller old-mine and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.00 carats. It is mounted in silver and gold and 17 inches. (View 2)
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.
Queen Mary's Crown. 1911. Silver, gold, diamonds, quartz crystal. Acquirer: Queen Mary, consort of King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1867-1953). Provenance: Commissioned by Queen Mary, consort of King George V, from the Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co., for the coronation on 22 June 1911.