Emerald and Diamond tiara. A series of scrolls with 3 sprays set with cabochon emerald drops and rose, single- and circular-cut diamonds. Each jewel is detachable and can be worn as a pair of earrings and a brooch. (photo via Sothebys)
Another set to show the "Rundell" tiara by Garrard. It was a wedding gift from Prince of Wales (future King Edward VII) to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863. With stylized trefoils and lovers’ knots, the tiara is designed to be flexible; the elements break down to brooches and the base can be worn with just the scrolls or with diamond stars attached. The tiara was also part of a parure. It has not been seen in many decades, however the rest of the parure is still worn.
An emerald and diamond tiara, 19th century. Composed of foliate, scroll and swag motifs set with cushion shaped, circular cut, oval and rose diamonds, claw set with a carved emerald depicting the Madonna and Child to the front and the Annunciation to the reverse, inner circumference approximately 350mm, emerald possibly later set.
Floral tiara belonging to Pnss Benedikte of Denmark (sister of Q. Margrethe), a present from her parents K. Frederik IX and Q. Ingrid of Denmark on her 18th birthday. Diamonds set in gold and silver. The centre stone can be an emerald, or pearl, or diamond. Tiara created from a floral brooch that previously belonged to Benedikte’s grandmother, Q. Alexandrine, and breaks into 3 separate pieces for use as brooches. See also individual boards.
DIAMOND TIARA, 1950S. Designed as a graduated series of radiating fans, each centring on a flower head and foliate motif respectively, set with circular-, single- and rose-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 310mm, detachable, fitted tiara case.
A DIAMOND, EMERALD AND GOLD BLACKAMOOR BROOCH, BY NARDI Designed as a blackamoor with a carved ebony head and pear-shaped rose-cut emerald body, weighing approximately 103.69 carats, wearing a circular-cut diamond and sculpted 18k gold tunic and turban, with marquise-cut and pear-shaped diamond accents and earrings, mounted in 18k gold Signed Nardi, Venezia