Two diamond and pearl tiaras

c. 1900, this pearl and diamond tiara was designed with garlands of open-work floral and foliate motifs. Est price: $176,000. The tiara may be detached in five parts and used as a diadem, a smaller tiara or as a pendant on a fine chain.

By family tradition this necklace was previously part of a tiara made by Fabergé in the 1860s and later redesigned as a neckalce by Buccellati in the early 1990s. It was owned by Countess Orloff Davidoff is the only daughter of Baron de Staal, late Russian ambassador to England, and was worn at her wedding. c. 1860. The necklace, pictured here, sold for $121,381 on 12 November 2008.

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2 Responses to Two diamond and pearl tiaras

  1. Ayaka says:

    I believe the second image is upside down and is actually a necklace, circa 1860s. It was in a Sotheby’s auction a decade ago. http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2008/magnificent-jewels-ge0805/lot.406.html

  2. BarbaraAnne says:

    In the catalogue notes, “By family tradition this necklace was previously part of a tiara made by FabergĂ© in the 1860s and later redesigned as a neckalce by Buccellati in the early 1990s.” However, it does say part of a tiara, and as shown, it makes much more sense as a necklace. I will change the post to reflect that this is the 1990’s version. Thank you.

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