Tiaras exhibit at the MFA Boston with my dear friend Lorna. It showcased more than 75 of the world's most exquisite tiaras adorned with everything from delicate feathers to ornately decorated, gold fleur-di-lis scrollwork set in diamonds, pearls, and sapphires. The tiaras' history traces to those worn by Russian princesses, British royalty, American socialites, et al. Beautiful!
CROWN~The diamond tiara belonged to Grand Duchess Hilda (1864-1952), the daughter of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Schmidt Staub designed this tiara in 1906/1907. It was possibly made as a kokoshnik of garland style. These interconnecting bands are hanging eleven, graduated diamonds of a total of 15 ct. The largest of them weighs approximately 5 ct. Additionally, the tiara is set with 457 old cut and 225 single cut diamonds totaling approximately 75 ct and mounted in gold and plutinam.
Newport Sparkle: Diamond, pearl and platinum tiara by Cartier, Paris, 1924.
Antique diamond tiara/necklace, English, circa 1880 in gold and silver Articulated row of box collets set with cushion shaped old cut diamonds, each suspending a bar set with clusters of cushion shaped old cut diamonds in millegrain collet settings, seven with extended stylized foliate form pendants, all 100 diamonds with an approx total weight of 13.50 carats, in silver topped gold, with a cable chain for use as a necklace, with a silver frame for use as a tiara, in fitted leather necklace…
Les trésors de la Fondation Buccellati s’exposent à Florence