11 March 2012

Pearl and Diamond Diadems

The grand pearl and diamond diadem of the Empress Eugenie of France, the last Empress or Queen of France, who died in 1920.

A large Russian aigrette-style tiara, with tall, feather-like diamond tendrils coming out  of the tiara base. Large brioche diamonds dangle from each tendril.

A diamond and pearl tiara that also converts into a necklace

A diamond and pearl tiara originally belonging to Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent. It  is now in the collection of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

An oriental pearl and diamond Russian diadem, which went up for auction when the Communist party of Russia auctioned off the Tsarist Crown Jewels.

An oriental pearl, button pearl, and diamond tiara. I saw this tiara in a fashion shoot in a magazine, and it was placed far back on the model's head around a low bun.