The tiara (part of the French Crown Jewels) once belonged to the Duchesse of Angouleme, Marie Therese. It was also featured as the cover tiara on the book, “Tiara, a History of Splendour”.

The tiara (part of the French Crown Jewels) once belonged to the Duchesse of Angouleme, Marie Therese. It was also featured as the cover tiara on the book, “Tiara, a History of Splendour”.

BELLE EPOQUE AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND TIARA, CIRCA 1910. Designed as a series of graduated oval aquamarine clusters set with oval- and hexagonal-shaped aquamarines, interspersed with sprays of diamond myrtle leaves, within millegrain borders of circular-, single- and rose-cut diamonds. Part of the estate of Christian, Lady Hesketh. Cartier

BELLE EPOQUE AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND TIARA, CIRCA 1910. Designed as a series of graduated oval aquamarine clusters set with oval- and hexagonal-shaped aquamarines, interspersed with sprays of diamond myrtle leaves, within millegrain borders of circular-, single- and rose-cut diamonds. Part of the estate of Christian, Lady Hesketh. Cartier

Manchester Tiara.  Once owned by Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester in 1903.  Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Manchester Tiara

Manchester Tiara. Once owned by Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester in 1903. Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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 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.

"Bee My Love" Tiara by Chamuet in diamonds & sapphires. (The crowning glory of the tiara, a blue bee, lifts out and can be worn as a brooch. Contemporary.)

"Bee My Love" Tiara by Chamuet in diamonds & sapphires. (The crowning glory of the tiara, a blue bee, lifts out and can be worn as a brooch. Contemporary.)

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