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Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.

Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.

The emerald tiara (fourth from the top) did not belong to the Empress Eugenie. It was made for a German princess from stones that possibly belonged to the empress.

The emerald tiara (fourth from the top) did not belong to the Empress Eugenie. It was made for a German princess from stones that possibly belonged to the empress.

Queen Marie-Amélie's Sapphire, Diamond, and Pearl Tiara and Parure, France (1830; made by Bapst; sapphires, pearls, diamonds). More information here: http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2013/07/tiara-thursday-two-french-sapphire.html

Queen Marie-Amélie's Sapphire, Diamond, and Pearl Tiara and Parure, France (1830; made by Bapst; sapphires, pearls, diamonds). More information here: http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2013/07/tiara-thursday-two-french-sapphire.html

The Poltimore tiara, worn by Princess Margaret, on her wedding to Anthony Armstrong-Jones.

The Poltimore tiara, worn by Princess Margaret, on her wedding to Anthony Armstrong-Jones.

In 1820 Duchess Pauline of Wurttemberg married her cousin's widow, King William I of Wurttemberg. Made by August Heinrich Kuhn using diamonds that were in the Wurttemberg crown.

In 1820 Duchess Pauline of Wurttemberg married her cousin's widow, King William I of Wurttemberg. Made by August Heinrich Kuhn using diamonds that were in the Wurttemberg crown.

British Royal Jewels: The Teck Crescent Tiara, c.1866. This diamond diadem, featuring three wild roses separated by 20 crescent shapes, was assembled by Mary Adelaide from various jewels she inherited from her aunt, Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester.

British Royal Jewels: The Teck Crescent Tiara, c.1866. This diamond diadem, featuring three wild roses separated by 20 crescent shapes, was assembled by Mary Adelaide from various jewels she inherited from her aunt, Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester.

~ THE SPENCER TIARA ~ Owned by the Spencer family, Worn by Lady Diana Spencer at her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981. The tiara includes diamonds in silver settings mounted in gold in various floral shapes: stylized tulips, star-shaped flowers, and scrolling foliage. It was worn by both of Lady Diana Spencer’s older sisters, Jane and Sarah, at their weddings. It went back to the Spencer family upon Diana's death.

~ THE SPENCER TIARA ~ Owned by the Spencer family, Worn by Lady Diana Spencer at her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981. The tiara includes diamonds in silver settings mounted in gold in various floral shapes: stylized tulips, star-shaped flowers, and scrolling foliage. It was worn by both of Lady Diana Spencer’s older sisters, Jane and Sarah, at their weddings. It went back to the Spencer family upon Diana's death.

Argentine First Lady Eva Peron’s stolen Tiara, worth 3.5 million ... In 2009, after years of languishing in obscurity, the peacock tail tiara re-emerged when worn by Crown Princess Maxima along with the Mellerio diamond and ruby necklace.

Argentine First Lady Eva Peron’s stolen Tiara, worth 3.5 million ... In 2009, after years of languishing in obscurity, the peacock tail tiara re-emerged when worn by Crown Princess Maxima along with the Mellerio diamond and ruby necklace.

The tiara worn by Tsarina Alexandra . A large Russian kokoshnik, with multiple pear-shaped diamonds, both top and bottom.

The tiara worn by Tsarina Alexandra . A large Russian kokoshnik, with multiple pear-shaped diamonds, both top and bottom.

An emerald and diamond tiara in a fitted case by Marzo. The central square-cut emerald set amidst a tapering openwork panelof scrolling foliate motifs, mounted atop a band set with six graduated cut-cornered step-cut emeralds interspersed with openwork panels with knife-edge set diamond collets, the piece set throughout with old and rose-cut diamond. Circa 1915. This tiara has been in the private ownership of a Spanish aristocratic family.

An emerald and diamond tiara in a fitted case by Marzo. The central square-cut emerald set amidst a tapering openwork panelof scrolling foliate motifs, mounted atop a band set with six graduated cut-cornered step-cut emeralds interspersed with openwork panels with knife-edge set diamond collets, the piece set throughout with old and rose-cut diamond. Circa 1915. This tiara has been in the private ownership of a Spanish aristocratic family.