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yago 04-03-2006 10:33 PM

Jewels of the Spanish Aristocracy
This is my first post but i had been a reader for several months and this site is fabulous.The Duchess of Alba, the woman with most titles of nobility than any other in the worls, had several reported jewels as the crown of Eugenia de Montijo,Empress Eugene of France...her great grand aunt; and a diamond bracelet she inherited from her godmother Queen Ena of Spain,..and many other apparently fabulous jewels.I tried several deep searches on the net but only references were founded, not any picture.Those anyone in the forums knows something about this or better, had any picture? Thanks a lot! Sorry for my language mistakes, im puerto rican and my native language is spanish.Thanks! :)

Warren 04-04-2006 04:49 AM

Check out this wedding thread in Old, New, Royal & Blue for some pics of the Alba wedding tiara.

Princess Robijn 04-04-2006 05:31 AM

is there a threath of the Duchess of Alba?? (if there is, can someone give me the link, I can't find it)

Warren 04-04-2006 07:38 AM

Tiara pic!
 Thanks to Elsa for posting this one today in the wedding thread mentioned below.
here is a cropped pic, © Cover.

The Alba Diamond & Pearl Wedding Tiara

HRH Mims 04-04-2006 09:35 AM

That tiara is nice! (and big):D :)

reynard 04-04-2006 11:43 AM

looks even bigger when worn. THose pearls are huge!

BMOlivera 04-04-2006 07:40 PM

Here is a bracelet recently worn by her new daughter in law as a diadem at her wedding.

yago 04-04-2006 10:25 PM

Thanks a lot for the least in my believe it is the Empress Eugene de Montijo tiara and the bracelet is the one from Queen Ena..looks gorgeous as a tiara! Thanks a lot..the House of Alba is very renowned in Spain and very rich indeed..they supposed to have several other historical and precious jewels! Lets see if someone find others..Thanks..:)

galuhcandrakirana 04-05-2006 04:17 AM

Their tiara even bigger than most tiaras belong to SRF rolay family. Lovely big brachelet

Warren 04-05-2006 07:52 AM

Tiara pics!
b&w Duchess of Alba pic: courtesy Corbis
Alba Wedding Tiara: courtesy Geoffrey Munn, 'Tiaras a History of Splendour'

Two Alba Tiaras . . . . .

HRH Mims 04-05-2006 10:53 AM

That tiaras are nice, but arent they too big?

Saturn 04-05-2006 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by mims111
That tiaras are nice, but arent they too big?

yes, they are too big, and too busy.

By the way, the Duchess had to sell the russian tiara due to financial reasons.

Lady Griffin 08-28-2007 04:19 PM

Spanish Nobility and their jewels

Originally Posted by magnik (Post 551838)
I know Warren that the Alba Family is one of the best know noble families from Spain but what about the other? They (Spaniards) has more than one noble family with jewels, right?!

Ok. many jewels not only British and German or Russian are here
SCHMUCK - JUWELEN | Royal and Famous Jewelry Collectors| TIARA - Diadem

I can assure you that there are some magnificent pieces in the hands of members of the Spanish nobility. The only problem is that they wear them very seldom. Sometimes you can see the odd tiara at a wedding and always worn by the bride. As already mentioned, the best known jewels belong to the Duchess of Alba, the woman with the longest list of titles in the world.

Warren 04-25-2010 11:03 AM

This link courtesy of Thomasine.
Scroll down for a good photo of the Alba diamond and pearl wedding tiara:

Joyaux | Noblesse & Royautés - Part 1

frank22 04-25-2010 09:28 PM

Para Yago:
-Coteja toda la informacion sobre la Duquesa de Alba en la sección "News from the Spanish Nobility" en la parte de "Royal family of Spain" en The Royal Forums.

-Existen varios reportajes televisivos sobre la vida de la Duquesa de Alba que puedes ver aquí:

-La revista Semana de Espana le dedica una edición especial a la vida de la Duquesa de Alba. Salió a la venta en Puerto Rico el pasado jueves dentro de la edición de la revista Semana de Espana. La consigues en la libreria Borders de Plaza Las Americas. También puedes verla integramente en esta pagina:'s/Especial%20Duquesa%20de%20Alba.pdf

-Existe un libro que contiene muchas fotos de sus joyas. Se llama:
"El album privado de Cayetana de Alba"
Autora: Concepcion Calleja
Belacqua editores

EL ALBUM PRIVADO DE CAYETANA DE ALBA: en su libreria Casa del Libro

-Otro lugar donde puedes encontrar información sobre las joyas y vida de la Duquesa de Alba:
Foros Realeza :: Debates sobre monarquía, nobleza, historia y política.

-Te cuento que la edición de Mayo de la revista espanola VOGUE-Espana trae un reportaje fantastico sobre la vida de la Duquesa de Alba. Me imagino que lo tendrá a la venta la libreria Borders de Plaza Las Américas en Junio. Puedes ver un adelanto en:
Vogue - Especial Doña Cayetana

-Tambien existen varios libros biograficos sobre la vida de la Duquesa de Alba. Sus autores son: Ismael Fuente, Tico Medina y Concepción Calleja. Los consigues en la pagina web de

la duquesa. mito y realidad de cayetana alba. fuente, ismael. 1990. temas de hoy | 18660356 | Libros de Lance - BiografÃ*as

cayetana de alba, pasión andaluza / concepción calleja | 18668570 | Libros de Lance - BiografÃ*as

cayetana. duquesa de alba. tico medina. edito dopesa. 1 edicion. 1972. | 10605165 | Libros de Lance - BiografÃ*as

Esta es la edición de Mayo de Vogue-Espana que trae el reportaje sobre la Duquesa de Alba:

Portada Vogue España mayo 2010 | Vogue

noldorlord 04-11-2011 08:26 AM

Such great jewels Love them

Kasumi 04-11-2011 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by frank22 (Post 1073686)
Para Yago: ...

"Pagina no encontrada" is for most of your links.:ermm:
I wonder if it's some kind of a joke :whistling:

jonc93 04-11-2011 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by Kasumi (Post 1230318)
"Pagina no encontrada" is for most of your links.:ermm:
I wonder if it's some kind of a joke :whistling:

Well the post is from a year ago so things could have changed since then, The Duchess of Alba owns many beautiful pieces, she owns three tiaras that we know of and a convertible bracelet, 2 diamond rivieres a few emerald necklaces, pearls and everything in between a collection worthy of a princess!

StoneCold 04-11-2011 04:34 PM

A few stunning pieces, most are not worn often are they?

jonc93 04-11-2011 05:03 PM

Very rarely, for example at the dinner offered to the Prince of Wales in Spain the Duchess went very low key, no major jewels, although she could of easily outblinged Letizia and Camilla!

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