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Old 01-23-2013, 07:37 PM
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It's ID'd in the last link above as the "Hesse Diamond Tiara."
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:59 PM
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It's better known as Hessian Grand Ducal Tiara.

Hesse Grand Ducal Tiara belonged Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse and was, if I'm not mistaken, a wedding gift to her by one of her British relatives (but not Queen Victoria). It was left to her son Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse. Ernst August was married twice. His first wife was his 1st cousin, Princess Victoria Melita of the United Kingdom (she later married Grand Duke of Russia), the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. His second wife was Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich. Both wives were pictured wearing the tiara but there is no photographic evidence of anyone wearing the tiara later so nothing is known about its present whereabouts.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:00 AM
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With 50+ jewels that were never categorised, it is indeed possible the tiara was from the Greville lot.

One thing that makes me doubt that though: I remember a picture of the Countess of Strathmore (The Queen Mother's mother) during George VI coronation and she appears to be wearing the same or very similar tiara loaned to her by her daughter. If it's the same tiara, then it couldn't be a Greville bequest, could it?
At last a clear photograph of the Countess of Strathmore's tiara - and what a beauty it is!!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:24 AM
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Thank you very much for posting that, ldmemail!
I've been looking for a clear picture of the Countess wearing the tiara for ages.
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...tonight we've seen it for the first time in decades, on the head of Crown Princess Pavlos (Marie-Chantal) of Greece. Yay!

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...Dx7di/x610.jpg
My question is -did she purchase it from the family as they may have needed money and it assisted them by keeping in the family, and now becoming Marie-Chantal's property or have they had it all along and not worn it all these years, and it suddenly resurfaced on Marie-Chantal's head at Margarethe's birthday dinner?

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Does anyone know who now has the coronet that Countess Estelle Barnadotte wore when she got married?
What a beautiful piece -you don't see these anymore!
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:25 AM
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:05 PM
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Margarita of Romania wore if perfectly, and she also has worn the Greek Key tiara (to the Lux wedding) perfectly. She was made for tiaras. I don't remember tiaras much but I loved the Greek Key on her. I would like the Essex Tiara better if it didn't have the spiky fence on the top. I like tiaras which are NOT lofty, but fit closer to the head.
Possibly women with somewhat broad cheekbones look especially good in tiaras. Maybe it's a slavic thing. I don't know how tiaras started out in history, but maybe they were common in slav-related countries. When taking ballet lessons, I did some slavic dances and we wore the "tiaras" (not real jewels) or cloth copies which were traditional in those dances.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:28 PM
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Thank you very much for posting that, ldmemail!
I've been looking for a clear picture of the Countess wearing the tiara for ages.
My pleasure! I was glad to find one !
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:27 AM
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Long lost grand tiaras

Does anyone know what happened to this tiara worn by the Queen Mother of Romania? I tried to find the Greek royal jewels thread, but I didn't see it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:21 AM
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Does anyone know what happened to this tiara worn by the Queen Mother of Romania? I tried to find the Greek royal jewels thread, but I didn't see it.
This is the 'Queen Sophie of Greece' tiara, last seen being worn by Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece in January 2012.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:54 AM
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See also: Queen Sofia's tiara
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HM Looks gorgeous in her coronation crown and robes! What a beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing.
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Here's another postcard of Queen Marie.
For those interested check out this site: http://www.tkinter.smig.net/QueenMar...lery/index.htm

There is an extensive collection of postcards of Queen Marie and the Romanian Royal Family, including this one showing the Queen wearing an intricate diamond and pearl tiara and a spectacular stomacher...

Queen Marie of Romania: lost jewels
What a great link with so many fantastic pictures of a beautiful woman! This tiara is by far one of my favorite -if not my favorite! I'm sad that it has disappeared :(

I'm guessing that since your original post you have heard nothing new of the whereabouts or fate of this stunning tiara?

Anyone else?
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I believe Queen Marie lost most ofher jewels during/after WWI. She left them in Russia for safe keeping during the war,and due to the revolution never saw them back.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:18 PM
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I believe Queen Marie lost most ofher jewels during/after WWI. She left them in Russia for safe keeping during the war,and due to the revolution never saw them back.
Do we know why she sent them to Russia in the first place?
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Do we know why she sent them to Russia in the first place?
The Tsar and Tsarina were both first cousins and she assumed the jewels would be safe with them - as did the then Princess Louis of Battenberg.
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What happens withe the ottoman jewels? We know.that every ottoman princess have tiaras. At the exile they sold all. Anyone know who build the tiaras?
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Journalist and author Els Smit wrote a blog about the missing Bourbon Parma diademe ( in Dutch):

Bourbon-Parma diadeem duikt op in filmpje en foto’s uit 1911

However, she also found a clip where you can see the tiara. From 2:10 minutes on the left, worn by Pss Maria de las Nieves during the wedding of the last emperor of Austria and Empress Zita:
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Journalist and author Els Smit wrote a blog about the missing Bourbon Parma diademe ( in Dutch):

Bourbon-Parma diadeem duikt op in filmpje en foto’s uit 1911

However, she also found a clip where you can see the tiara. From 2:10 minutes on the left, worn by Pss Maria de las Nieves during the wedding of the last emperor of Austria and Empress Zita:
Interesting article! I knew that the Bourbon-Parma tiara was worn at Zitas wedding. But I always assumed that it must have been worn by Princess Maria Antonia, Zitas mother. She was still alive and should have played a prominent role at her daughters wedding.

The tiara was also worn at the wedding of Zitas half-sister Beatrice. Again I had assumed that Princess Maria Antonia should have been the wearer.
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Can someone here confirm the identity of the lady?
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