An antique diamond, pearl and synthetic sapphire tiara, French, circa 1860, centering a knife-edge plume of old European, old mine and rose-cut diamonds, baroque pearls, and (later) synthetic sapphires, completed by a band of eight old European-cut diamond star-shaped clusters; with French assay marks; with original fitted case from Guillote, 20 Rue Thérèse, Paris, embossed with a crown and K.M. on the cover; estimated total diamond weight: 8.25 carats; mounted in silver topped gold
Fabergé Diamond and Blue Enamel Ribbon Tiara c1911. Diamond, platinum and gold tiara with the central floral motif within curvilinear frame flanked on each side by acanthus leaf scrolls, supported by a bandeau enamelled ‘en guilloche’ in an opalescent shade of pale blue. |
Gold and silver tiara, the openwork band at the base filled with pairs of diamonds set alternatively above and below between button pearls, except in the centre which is marked by a diamond between three small pearls. The seven pear pearls in diamond caps rise from addorsed diamond scrolls linked together like festoons, each enclosing a collet set diamond, resting on a channel set line of diamonds. German, Circa 1830
At least three tiaras have found themselves caught up in the wrangling between Imelda Marcos and the Philippine government. This is one such piece once owned by the former first lady. A large lattice of rubies and diamonds, centered on a pearl surrounded with diamonds, with a cabochon ruby above it.