The Vladimir Tiara, Russia, c.1890 Made for Grand Duchess Vladimir, aunt of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, the tiara was smuggled out of Russia during the Revolution by a British diplomat. In 1921 it was sold by the Grand Duchess’s daughter, Princess Nicholas of Greece, to Queen Mary, who adapted the tiara to take fifteen of the celebrated Cambridge emeralds as an alternative to the original pearls. The tiara was inherited by The Queen from her grandmother Queen Mary in 1953.
c.1907. The Cartier diamond and platinum laurel leaf tiara that belonged to Princess Marie Bonaparte, who became Princess George of Greece. This tiara can be worn with or without the centre diamond drop.
Royal Pink Topaz Parure.History Princess Louise of Queen (1808-1870) Prince Frederick Louise, of the Netherlands, Princess Louisa Carl XV of Sweden (1828-1871),: to the descendants of the other and her daughter Louise of Prussia and Queen (1776-1810) Princess Louise Frederick VIII of Denmark (1851-1926), Princess Marie Louise Prince Shaomuberuku = Lippe (1875-1906), Prince Frederick of Prussia Sigismund Princess Louise (1897-1938), Pushinsesu-of- Prussia (1971-2009)
Emeralds of Empress Ekaterina II of Russia. C. 1830. Gold, silver, emeralds, diamonds. Set consisting of an emerald and diamond necklace with matching earrings. Every generation of the family of the Marquis of Lothian has believed that the majority of these emeralds were given by the Empress Ekaterina II to their ancestor, the Earl of Buckinghamshire during his embassy to St. Petersburg 1762-1765.
Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick