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Old 12-16-2005, 02:31 AM
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Cartier Essex Tiara
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Is it also commonly known as the Romanian Kokoshnik tiara?
You can add this amazing piece of finery to "my" Imperial treasury anyday!

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Old 12-16-2005, 02:37 AM
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I think the only kokoshnik the Roumanian RF owned was the one with the emeralds, which was later given to Queen Marie's youngest daughter, Archduchess Ileana.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:54 AM
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I think the only kokoshnik the Roumanian RF owned was the one with the emeralds, which was later given to Queen Marie's youngest daughter, Archduchess Ileana.
And here is Princess/Archduchess Ileana wearing the tiara (later sold) ...
Pic: first published over 70 years ago; copyright has expired.

Romanian Kokoshnik Diamond & Emerald Tiara
Archduchess Ileana of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (neé Princess of Romania)

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Old 12-16-2005, 04:18 AM
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Thanks Warren, it is such an amazing tiara!! Did Queen Marie buy it from her sister Ducky or was the Yougoslav one (the emerald kokoshnik of Queen Marie of Y, daughter of Queen Marie of R) the one they bought from the Grand Duchess? I remember a story that Queen Marie of Y had a hard time giving the tiara up & give it to her daughter-in-law & she locked the thing up in a safe of a London bank. I cannot remember the full anecdote though (can anybody else?).
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:31 AM
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The Fife Tiara
This is really my favourite Tiara. Can somebody tell me the story of the tiara? Incredible :)
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:30 AM
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Is this the one that you mean? It must be a photoshop job, cause the swedish rf don´t own such a tiara.
and we would not see any of the royal ladies with a tiara and not in gala
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:58 AM
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Did Queen Marie buy it from her sister Ducky or was the Yougoslav one (the emerald kokoshnik of Queen Marie of Y, daughter of Queen Marie of R) the one they bought from the Grand Duchess? .
Can't answer the question, here's a tiara pic instead...
NB the original emeralds have been removed from the tiara.
Pic courtesy Geoffrey Munn: Tiaras A History of Splendour

Queen Marie of Yugoslavia's Kokoshnik Diamond & Emerald Tiara

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Old 12-16-2005, 07:24 AM
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This is really my favourite Tiara. Can somebody tell me the story of the tiara? Incredible :)
Quoting from Geoffrey Munn's book "Tiaras A History of Splendour":

The Fife Tiara
Originally worn by Princess Louise of Wales, later Princess Royal, daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

"... a valuable tiara of brilliant, rose-cut and large pear-shaped diamonds. It may well have been a gift from her father and mother when she married the sixth Earl and 1st Duke of Fife at Buckingham Palace in 1889.
The tiara is mounted in gold and set in silver. The pendant pear-shaped diamonds are articulated and move at the slightest touch. It is believed to be an Oscar Masim creation (Masim was a Parisian jeweller who was famous in his own time for the lightness of his settings) and ordered by Edward VII as a result of one of his excursions to Paris."
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Yes to Post #161. That is the photo I saw. The base looks remarkably like the Fife tiara. I suppose it could be a photoshop doctored photo, but I really think that maybe the same designer (Masim) created this one. It would be a real shame to dismantle such a beautiful and historic treasure. I had read Munn's book on Tiaras (gosh I love to look at beautiful things), but am wondering if maybe it needs updated. Serious jewelry have often traveled more than we really know or hear about.
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There are so many lovely tiaras; I don't have a favorite but I just found one really nice one with a unique history.

http://www.voguegioiello.net/05eve/0...0/iindex.shtml



This is the Diamond and Sapphire tiara that Prince Albert designed for his wife Queen Victoria.
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I love sapphires and that is a beutiful tiara. Prince Albert sure designed a lot of magnificant tiaras. Is it still in the British Royal Family. I would love for someone to wear it again. It is really lovely.
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There are so many lovely tiaras; I don't have a favorite but I just found one really nice one with a unique history.This is the Diamond and Sapphire tiara that Prince Albert designed for his wife Queen Victoria.
That is beautiful, does anyone know when it was last worn?
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:21 PM
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That is beautiful, does anyone know when it was last worn?
I'm pretty sure it was last worn by Her Royal Highness the Princess Mary, Princess Royal.

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Old 12-16-2005, 06:41 PM
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Yes, this tiara is still with the Earl of Harewood.
It was thought to have disappeared (ie been sold privately) because it had not been sighted for a very long time. In 1995-96 the London jewellers Wartski were planning a grand exhibition "One Hundred Tiaras" for 1997. The organiser of this exhibition was none other than Geoffery Munn and hundreds of letters were sent off, including one to the Earl of Harewood in the hope that there might be a tiara from his mother, the late Princess Royal.

He writes in the catalogue: "Lady Harewood replied that there was only one and if I wanted to see how it looked it was plainly visible in the Winterhalter! I believe this is the first time it has been exhibited and its discovery remains one of indelible excitement to us here [at Wartski]" Not only a long-lost tiara was rediscovered, but one formerly belonging to Queen Victoria!

The Wartski Exhibition formed the basis of Munn's magnum opus "Tiaras A History of Splendour".
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Its a shame how such magnificant tiaras are lost through the generations and dont return to the crown. They are usually sold or fall into disrepair. It is said, I think most jewels, especially ones as magnificant as that, should revert back to the crown.
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Its a shame how such magnificant tiaras are lost through the generations and dont return to the crown. They are usually sold or fall into disrepair. It is said, I think most jewels, especially ones as magnificant as that, should revert back to the crown.
The British Crown has a vast collection of jewels and doesn't need to worry about reclaiming various pieces which were left to members of the royal family and passed down.

Any piece associated with the Crown is always offered to the Sovereign first before a sale. The Queen has always declined to purchase the items and is quoted as saying her branch of the family has too many jewels that are never worn!

The only exception to this generally followed protocol was Diana's Lover's Knot tiara and the Cambridge art deco emerald choker. These items were bequests to the Queen from Queen Mary's personal collection and were returned to her after the death of the Princess. My prediction is they will be seen again on William's future wife.
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OK, I have a lot of favorites...
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Empress is referring to the tiaras in Reynard's posts 85 and 86. He hasn't been around for a few days; can anyone else help out with identifying them?
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Empress is referring to the tiaras in Reynard's posts 85 and 86. He hasn't been around for a few days; can anyone else help out with identifying them?
Empress, the homework has been done. :)

Post 85
Duchesse d'Angouleme Emerald Tiara
Duke of Westminster Bagration Diamond & Spinel Tiara
Bavaria Ruby Diadem
Belgium, Queen Elisabeth Cartier Tiara (I have seen this tiara up close. Photos don't do it justice. Truly glittering!) Bought back by Cartier for their exhibition.
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Spain, Countess of Barcelona Tiara
Monaco, Princess Charlotte's (Cartier?) Tiara
Empress Marie Louise Bridal Crown
Empress Eugenie Tiara (then to the the Thurn und Taxis family; now in the Louvre)
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France, Queen Amelie's Sapphire Parure (sold by the Comte de Paris, now in the Louvre)
Duchess of York Wedding Tiara

Post 86
Bonaparte, Queen Hotense Tiara
Marlborough Tiara
Empress Marie Louise Diamond & Emerald Tiara
Greece, Queen Sophie Diamond Tiara
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Rosse Emerald Tiara (UK)
Sweden, Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara (Queen Josephine)
Russia, a Sapphire Tiara
Thurn und Taxis Diamond Tiara
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Queen Sonja, Empress Josephine Diamond Tiara
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My favorite tiaras would have to be the following:

1) Londonderry Tiara

2) Westminister Tiara

3) Queen Alia's Cartier Tiara

4) Art Nouveau Tiara by Cartier: 1902, platinum, round-shaped old European and rose-cut diamonds in millegrain setting
Does anyone know who owns the londonderry and westminster tiaras? And are there any photos of people wearing them?
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