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The Dutch sapphire tiara. It includes 655 South African diamonds, now set in platinum. The 33 sapphires are nestled at the bottom of the diadem. Adding to the sparkle factor, some of the stones are en tremblant – meaning set on springs, so that they move with the wearer and create the maximum amount of reflection.  The tiara was purchased in 1881 by King Willem III of the Netherlands for his wife, Queen Emma.

thepracticalgemologist: “ The Dutch sapphire tiara. It includes 655 South African diamonds, now set in platinum. The 33 sapphires are nestled at the bottom of the diadem. Adding to the sparkle factor,.

Sapphire and diamond tiara dating from 1890 via Christie's

Now I NEED a tiara! Lot 248 from the Christie's Important Jewel Sale, a sapphire and diamond tiara dating from is regal yet delicate (estimate:

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Tsarina Alexandra's Sapphire and Diamond Tiara and Brooch - 1894 - by Kochli - commissioned by Tsar Alexander III for his new daughter-in-law Alexandra - tiara had 16 large sapphires - gold with diamonds framed in silver - disappeared in the revolution

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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Mellerio Sapphire Tiara

Grand-Duchess Anastasia's Sapphire Necklace Tiara - Google Search

Tiara received by Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna when she married Friedrich Franz III in It was left to their daughter, Queen Alexandrine, wife of King Christian X of Denmark.

The "Portland" name comes from the tiara's family, of course: the tiara was created by E. Wolff & Co. for Garrard shortly after William Cavendish-Bentinck, the 6th Duke of Portland, married Winnifred Dallas-Yorke in 1889. In the true tradition of owning jewels for use and wear instead of museum-like adoration, this tiara is a composite of other family jewels that were broken down to create it. A matching stomacher predates the tiara and may have served as a design inspiration.

The Portland Antique Diamond and Natural Pearl Tiara Info: A tiara that belonged to the Duchess of Portland. Creator: Unknown, circa 1890 Stone(s): Diamond, Natural Pearl, Blue Sapphire Metal: Silver and Yellow Gold

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