Diamond Bandeau Tiara by Cartier in 1910. diamonds set in platinum Provenance: Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians; in 1912 King Leopold III of the Belgians; inherited from his mother in 1965 Princess Lilian of Rethy; inherited from her husband in 1983 Cartier; bought from Princess Lilian
The Empress Josephine tiara was created in 1890. After the Russian Revolution the Leuchtenberg family sold the tiara and it was bought by the Belgium royals after World War I. When Queen Elisabeth of Belgium passed away her son Prince Charles Theodore inherited it in 1965. The tiara then passed nto Queen Maria Jose’s hands when Charles Theodore passed away in 1983. Princess Maria Gabriella inherited the tiara in 2001 and later put the tiara up for auction in 2007.
| QUEEN ELISABETH'S CARTIER BANDEAU TIARA | It was made by Cartier in 1910 and is a prime example of Louis Cartier's innovative work with platinum, which he used to set jewels in a style more invisible than ever before. The royal connection came next, when Cartier sold the tiara in 1912 to H.M. Queen Elisabeth of The Belgians (1876-1965), the wife of H.M. King Albert I of The Belgians (1875-1934).