31 October 2014

Colorful Diadems

A Belle Epoque style sapphire and diamond tiara, 1910's.

A Belle Epoque style diamond and ruby tiara/necklace combination, 1915.

A tiara originally made for the Duchesse d'Angoulême in 1820, it later became a favorite tiara of the Empress Eugénie of France (1826-1920).

An emerald and diamond tiara originally made for the Empress Josephine of France (1763-1814), it is now in the collection of the Norwegian royal family and is often worn by Queen Sonja.

A garnet, natural pearl, cultured pearl, and diamond tiara by Aage Dragsted, 1930's.

A gem-set silver and silver gilt crown from North India, the late 19th to the early 20th century.

A ruby and diamond tiara that King Edward VII gave to Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882-1920) on her wedding day to King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden in 1905. It is still in the collection of the Swedish royal family.

A cabochon sapphire and diamond tiara.

A sapphire and diamond tiara, designed as a band of hexagons graduated in size from the front of the tiara, 1930's.