Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenberg (known as Ena) was born on October 24, 1887 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the only daughter of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.
(1) The Ansorena Fleur de Lis Tiara , by Ansorena of Madrid, was a 1906 wedding gift from King Alfonso XIII and began life as a coronet, but Ena had it restructured into a tiara. (2) The Cartier Pearl tiara was purchased by Queen Ena from Cartier of Paris in 1920. (3) The Chaumet tiara, by Chaumet of Paris, was also wedding gift from Alfonso XIII, and originally was a spike tiara in the form of stylized lilies with turquoises mounted in platinum. Ena later replaced the turquoises with diamond brilliants. She sold the Chaumet tiara, and it was resold in 1984 by Christie’s Geneva for eleven million pesetas, or approximately $85,000 US dollars. It was reportedly acquired by an “international jewel collector of royal origin.” Nothing more than that is known. (4) The arch-shaped Cartier tiara was purchased by Queen Ena in 1927 from Cartier Paris; it contains seven loops or arches with a large pear shaped diamond at its center. This is a recreation of what the original tiara looked like. The current whereabouts of this tiara are unknown.