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Old 01-17-2011, 04:40 PM
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I found erliar today a picture of an emerald and diamond tiara at Sotheby's which was sold on 2007 and it is listed as being "formely the property of a belgian princess" Sotheby's - Auctions - Calendar - Noble Jewels
I don't think I have ever come across a picture of a Belgian princess wearing it (unless I have seen it remodeled and I haven't realised)...

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I agree - does not look familiar. Any ideas around?

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Old 01-18-2011, 01:18 AM
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I looked through a few of my royal jewels books and have not come across this diadem, it is quite beautiful.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:14 PM
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I have a note saying that this tiara belonged to the Croÿ-family. Remember that there is a difference between being a Belgian Princess and being a Princess of Belgium... The latter sounds better when selling a tiara, better provenance, higher price. I think there are several other Princely families in Belgium as well, for instance Ligne and Mérode.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:12 AM
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In any regard, the emeralds are beautiful on this tiara!
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The Cartier tiara is stunning! To bad it does not belong to the royal family.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:22 AM
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They are Belgian Princes in Belgium such as de Ligne, de Mérode and de Croy.
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My avatar is the Cartier tiara we definitely lost. At the Auction (after 1985 King Leopold III’s death) it was mentioned , tiara from a royal famlly. In Point de Vue Vincent M wrote about a tiara sold by a member of the belgium royal family and Princess Lilian ,the Seller was not delighted !
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I'd really like to find out what happened to the tiara given to Astrid by the city of Stockholm when she married Leopold.

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The tiara itself is very 1920s and would probably be tough for a modern royal woman to wear as a tiara without some major remodeling. But I think if it still exists, it would make a gorgeous choker.

If there are still some old jewels that haven't seen the light of day for decades, I hope Mathilde can make some use of them. Considering it has been several years since Lilian has passed, perhaps using them now won't be quite so harsh.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:03 AM
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There's a beautiful coffee table book about the belgian royal jewels | Koninklijke Juwelen Van De Koninginnen En Prinsessen Van Belgie, Christophe...
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Originally Posted by eejm View Post

If there are still some old jewels that haven't seen the light of day for decades, I hope Mathilde can make some use of them. Considering it has been several years since Lilian has passed, perhaps using them now won't be quite so harsh.

Its quite possible but as there haven't been any state visits or Belgian tiara events of late & it maybe sometime before we see Queen Mathilde in a tiara.

Belgium,Spain & Monaco are all having tiara droughts!
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:05 AM
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I've recently been working on the tiaras of the Belgian Royal Family. They don't have as many grand jewels as some other royal families mostly due to pieces being inherited out of the main line of the royal family and subsequently sold. Here are some (but certainly not all) tiaras that at one point in time belonged to the Belgian Royal Family but has since been sold or else just lost to time.

Queen Louise Marie's Diamond Coronet (pic)

Queen Marie Henriette's Pearl & Diamond Tiara
Queen Marie Henriette's Small Diamond Tiara (pic)
Queen Marie Henriette's Floral Tiara (pic1) (pic2)

Countess of Flanders' Baden Pearl Tiara
Countess of Flanders' Pearl & Diamond Tiara
Countess of Flanders' Turquoise Parure Tiara

Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Bandeau
Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Scroll Tiara
Queen Elisabeth's Leuchtenberg Diamond Tiara
Queen Elisabeth's Upside Down Tiara (pic)
Queen Elisabeth's Mystery Tiara (pic)

Queen Astrid's Emerald Necklace Tiara
Queen Astrid's Stockholm Tiara

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