Originally Posted by Warren
I think the confusion may lie in the fact there were two
Princess Marie Gabriella's somewhat ungainly*
Savoy fleur de lys diamond & pearl tiara [thumbnail 1]
wasn't put up for auction in 2007 while the quite elegant Stephanie de Beauharnais medieval-style pearl tiara [thumbnail 2]
* euphemism for 'ugly'
Oh yes, I think you are right, Warren
I didn't notice how confusing it was with the two different pearl tiaras.
I think that the small Beauharnais pearl tiara (2nd pic) was chosen for sale because it was expected to fetch the better price, with it's promenent history and old age. The same goes for the exquisite Faberge tiara. These two were bound to bring more cash than the comparatively new pearl and diamond tiara (first pic).