A Queen and her brooch. This ruby and diamond brooch once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain and her grand-mother, Queen Victoria of England. Perfect 19th Century brooch with a perfect provenance.
Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain wearing her Cartier tiara from 1927 (with the emerald interchangable centres,The tiara is worn today with the pearl centres by Queen Sofia) and the emeralds she inherited from her godmother the Empress Eugenie and which were reset.Sold in 1960 they were yet again reset and bought by the Shah of Iran.Worn by Farah Diba they were left behind after the couples flight and are now among the dazzling gems in the Imperial treasury
Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain’s Aquamarine Parure Queen Ena’s, Queen Victoria Eugenia’s nickname, aquamarine parure consists of a tiara, necklace with pendant, two sets of earrings, bracelet, and a two-piece brooch. Made by Spanish jewelers Ansorena, the parure was a gift from Ena’s husband, King Alfonso XIII. Originally the tiara looked quite different and was set with drop pearls instead of aquamarines. At some point Ena had it reset to accommodate the beautiful Brazilian aquamarines…
After becoming a widow, the Duchess remarried on 16 March 1978 to Jesús Aguirre y Ortiz de Zárate (1937–2001), a Doctor of Theology and a former Jesuit priest. The wedding caused a scandal in Spain during the 1970s, as Aguirre was illegitimate.
The Fleur de Lis is said to be one of the most cherished by the Spanish Royal Family.
It was a present given by King Alfonso XIII to Queen Victoria Eugenia, who worn it at their wedding, on the 31st of May 1906. The tiara is made of platinum and diamonds.
Luis Masriera of Barcelona made this tiara for Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain in 1906 as a wedding gift from the people of Catalonia. It has been lost. On the band are two fleurs-de-lys, and just above them, the flag of Catalonia. Gorgeous detail in this one~