This emerald and diamond tiara, c. 1870, was formerly the property of a Belgian Princess. The octagonal, step-cut, and hexoganal emeralds at the top weigh 7.58, 7.26 and 8.05 carats, respectively. The two diamonds around the larger center emerald are 2.93 and 3.85 carats, respectively. The tiara is designed as series of bows entwined with foliate sprays.
RUBY AND DIAMOND TIARA, MID-19TH CENTURY. Set with foil backed rubies and circular-cut and rose diamonds, length approximately 370mm, may be worn as a necklace with a detachable chain, additional brooch fittings, inner circumference of tiara approximately 180mm, fitted case.
Tiara of Austrian Archduchess Marie Valerie by Köchert. Gold, silver, pearls and diamonds c1913. (alt)
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.
Belgian Scroll Tiara. This piece was a wedding gift from the Belgian National Bank to Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg. She wore during her wedding to Grand Duke Jean in 1953. It is now worn by daughter-in-law, Grand Duchess Marie Teresa. This diamond tiara was made by Henry Coosemans and is made of no less than 854 diamonds and set in platinum. The tiara includes a detachable diamond of 8.10 carats to be worn as a ring. The central panel can also be detached and worn as a brooch.