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…
An Emerald Tiara for May | PriceScope
By Erika W. Happy Birthday May Pricescopers! The Royal Wedding has flooded the Internet with lore of exquisite crowning jewels, so we are celebrating the May birthstone with a notable emerald and diamond tiara. Photo: Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images The remarkable tiara will be auctioned on May 17 at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels Sale […]
Queen Marie-Amélie's Sapphire, Diamond, and Pearl Tiara and Parure, France (1830; made by Bapst; sapphires, pearls, diamonds). Came from Hortense de Beauharnais; may have belonged to her mother, Empress Josephine. Hortense sold them to King Louis-Philippe. His wife Queen Marie Amelie (Marie Antoinette's niece) remodeled them. Now in the Louvre.