Tiara of Marie Bonapart, Cartier, 1907, diamonds, platinum, consisting of twin pave set diamond olive branches meeting at a pear shaped diamond in the centre. The neo-classical tiara was particularly suitable for Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962) for it evoked the tiaras worn by the Bonaparte women during the First Empire of Napoleon I. As if to emphasises her background Princess Marie wore her tiara low on the brow just as the Empress Josephine had done. http://www.diamonddivas.be/index.php?id=37
Queen Elizabeth's diamond diadem, created by Cartier in 1910. Queen Elizabeth was born a duchess in Bavaria and married Prince Albert, second-in-line to the throne of Belgium, and later became Queen of the Belgians in 1909, upon her husband's accession to the throne following the death of his father King Leopold II.
An emerald and diamond tiara in a fitted case by Marzo. The central square-cut emerald set amidst a tapering openwork panelof scrolling foliate motifs, mounted atop a band set with six graduated cut-cornered step-cut emeralds interspersed with openwork panels with knife-edge set diamond collets, the piece set throughout with old and rose-cut diamond. Circa 1915. This tiara has been in the private ownership of a Spanish aristocratic family.
Delhi Durbar Tiara (1), worn by Queen Mary to the Durbar in Delhi on 12 December 1911, to mark the succession of King George V. Part of the Queen's parure of emeralds and diamonds made for the occasion by Garrards which also included a necklace (2), stomacher, brooch (7), bracelet (8) and earrings (9). Cullinan V (6) and Cullinan VIII (emerald-cut stone in 4) were worn as part of the stomacher. Queen Mary wore the stomacher with Cullinan VIII separating the two emeralds of the brooch in…