An Edwardian platinum, diamond and pearl tiara, British or French, circa 1907. The tiara with lattice, lace and foliate motifs, centring a bouton pearl measuring 1.4cm diameter, and set throughout with diamonds, the edges of the tiara frame millegrain set with diamonds, mounted in platinum. The central shell motif could be worn separately as a brooch but the fittings have been lost. #Edwardian #BelleEpoque #tiara
A diamond belle epoque tiara, circa 1900. Formed by two olive branches, with circular diamonds as fruits, in a wreath formation, on a raised band of diamonds. (Photo Albion Art)
A tiara of oak leaves, acorns and hollow acorn cups designed in the manner of Ancient Greek jewellry, set with a profusion of brilliant-and rose-cut diamonds. Made by Garrard after the neo-classical fashion of the early 19th century for the 15th Duke of Norfolk to give to his bride, Gwendolen Constable Maxwell, on the occasion of their marriage in 1904.
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.
The formal crown of Marie Antoinette, to be worn for official ceremonies. She had other tiaras and crowns for other occasions.