A Trio Of Late 19th Century Diamond Tiara Treasures

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Late 19th Century Diamond Tiara Treasures

Don’t we all love the thought of wearing a diamond tiara? And if there’s a gala occasion thrown in, so much the better. Note that no gender is excluded here, because I don’t believe you wouldn’t love to try it out, even if the bathroom mirror is the audience or an evening gown is not your usual night out apparel!!

Be that as it may – we have three stunning diamond tiaras from Sotheby’s to look at today, and some of us at least would love to think about which one would best suit our particular head and hairstyle, especially if it’s long enough for an up-do.

Here they are, from various Sotheby’s auctions…

Natural pearl and diamond tiara, late 19th century

From Sotheby’s MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 14 NOVEMBER 2012, GENEVA
Lot 592 PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN, Natural pearl and diamond tiara, late 19th century
Estimate 155,000 — 300,000 CHF – LOT SOLD. 206,500 CHF

Of foliate scroll design, surmounted with seven drop-shaped natural pearls each in a mount embellished with rose diamonds, graduated in size from the centre, the scroll surrounds set with pear-, cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, the button-shaped pearl at the centre of a cluster motif, inner circumference approximately 380mm, may be detached into eight jewels, three may be worn as brooches, the two larger pear shaped diamonds are later additions, accompanied by a fitted case.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 64909, stating that the eight pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.

 

Emerald and diamond tiara, 19th century

From Sotheby’s MAGNIFICENT JEWELS AND NOBLE JEWELS, 14 MAY 2013, GENEVA
Lot 348 FROM THE COLLECTION OF A GERMAN PRINCESS Emerald and diamond tiara, 19th century
Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 CHF LOT SOLD. 191,000 CHF

Composed of foliate, scroll and swag motifs set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut, oval and rose diamonds, claw-set with a carved emerald depicting the Madonna and Child to the front and the Annunciation to the reverse, inner circumference approximately 350mm, emerald possibly later set.

Diamond tiara, late 19th century

From Sotheby’s MAGNIFICENT JEWELS AND NOBLE JEWELS, 14 MAY 2013, GENEVA
Lot 375 FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF COUNTESS COSTANZA PASOLINI ZANELLI MAGNAGUTI Diamond tiara, late 19th century
Estimate 29,000 — 49,000 CHF LOT SOLD. 45,000 CHF

Designed as three floral sprays, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 226mm, each spray detachable and may be worn as a brooch, fitted case.

 

Thanks to Sotheby’s for information and images

 

 


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