Turquoise is a captivating gemstone that has been used for centuries in jewelry making, and its beauty has not diminished over time.
Queen Marie of Romania was no stranger to its allure, as she treasured her old set of turquoise jewelry and even had it modified into a grander and more elegant piece.
The new turquoise crown, which was gifted to her by her husband, Nando, was designed to be a larger and more prominent accessory that could better complement her regal style. Its intricate design features a diadem of seven crosses with a stunning centerpiece made from a cluster of large turquoise gems from her old necklace. The base of the coronet is adorned with Greek key ornaments and round turquoise gems, adding a touch of sophistication to the piece.
Kreuter & Co, Hanau, was the skilledjewel workshop who crafted this masterpiece, which also doubles as seven single brooches. The earrings were also redesigned to match the grandeur of the new turquoise crown, with a quadratically framed diamond setting that complements the stunning turquoise gems.
Queen Marie of Romania’s love for the turquoise gems was evident, and the modification of her old set of jewelry into this grander piece showcases her appreciation for the beauty and versatility of the gemstone. The new turquoise crown is truly a remarkable piece of jewelry that embodies the grandeur of royalty and the timeless elegance of turquoise.
Queen Marie of Romania|Turqoise Cross and Diamond Tiara | Diamond Turquoise Diadem Bandeau|Royal Jewel History
Queen Marie of Romania 29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938, wrote to her mother in the year 1904, Oktober 29th on her birthday, about the rebuilt and a new turquoise tiara.
The „old“ set of Turquoises was the wedding gift from her Father, Alfred The Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Coburg it was a superb diamond and turquoise tiara, necklace and earrings.