Queen Victoria’s Emerald and Diamond Tiara

Queen Victoria’s emerald and diamond tiara designed by Prince Albert in 1845. The Tiara, featuring cushion-shaped diamonds, step-cut emeralds and 19 inverted pear-shaped emeralds, was designed by Prince Albert, along with the emerald necklace, earrings and brooch, and commissioned by jeweller Joseph Kitching for £1,150 before being presented to Queen Victoria in 1845, who wrote…

Poltimore Tiara

This tiara was worn by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon on several occasions (including her wedding)  Poltimore Tiara Designed as a graduated line of cushion-shaped and old-cut diamond clusters alternating with diamond-set scroll motifs, each surmounted by old-cut diamond terminals, to the collet-set diamond line, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1870, 19.2 cm. maximum diameter,…

Pomp and circumstance: The Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara

The Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara was made in the early 19th century, possibly in Germany, for Princess Augusta of Hesse Cassel, Duchess of Cambridge. It passed to her daughter, the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg Strelitz, and her great granddaughter, Princess Jutta of Montenegro, before its sale at Christie’s in 1981.  A copy was made at…

Platinum and Diamond Tiara

Gorgeous Vintage Platinum and Diamond Tiara, Designed by Marianne Ostier for Oesterreicher, Wien. Depicting the Albanian royal crest of the ‘Ram of Skanderberg’ atop a graduated floral vine, set with old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 28.05 carats, accented by baguette diamonds weighing approximately 4.80 carats; circa 1938. With signed and fitted royal presentation…