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Hohenzollern Lozenge Sapphire and Diamond Tiara | Princess Maria Alix of Sachsen

More about the royal jewels of the Fürstenhaus of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Marie-Alix Prinzessin von Sachsen | Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden | Saphir-Diamant Diadem | Königlicher Schmuck Royale historische Juwelen

Maria-Alix Princess of Sachsen | Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden |Historic Saphire and Diamond Tiara | Royal Jewel History

Edina Freijn von Kap-Herr – the bride wore the sapphire and diamond diadem as wedding tiara

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Prinzessin Maria-Alix von Sachsen, Herzogin von Sachsen, Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden | Saphir-Diamant Rauten Diadem Königlicher Schmuck und ihre Geschichte | Princess Maria-Alix of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony - Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden| Royal Jewel History Sapphire and Diamond Lozenge Tiara | Historic Jewellery
Prinzessin Maria-Alix von Sachsen, Herzogin von Sachsen, Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden | Saphir-Diamant Rauten Diadem Königlicher Schmuck und ihre Geschichte | Princess Maria-Alix of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony – Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden| Royal Jewel History Sapphire and Diamond Lozenge Tiara | Historic Jewellery

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The jewels of her mother Louise Crown Princess of Sachsen:

Diamant Ähren | Schmuck Geschenk zur Schmuck Hochzeit | Kronprinzessin Louise von Sachsen Erzherzogin von Toscana

Diamond Ear of wheat Jewellery| Royal Imperial Wedding Gifts and Jewel Presents | Crown Princess Louise of Saxony Archduchess of Tuscany

Diamant Sterne Schmuck & Juwelen der Erzherzogin Louise von Toscana | Kronprinzessin von Sachsen

Diamond Stars of Archduchess Louise of Toscana | Royal Imperial Jewels of the Crown Princess of Saxony

Royal Emerald and Diamond Jewelry | Jewels presents Louise Archduchess of Tuscany | Crown Princess of Saxony

Smaragdschmuck mit Diamanten des August des Starken von Sachsen | Kronprinzessin Louise von Sachsen Erzherzogin von Toskana | Hochzeit Juwelen Geschenke

Perlen Perlenschmuck und Perlen Diadem | Kronprinzessin Louise von Sachsen Erzherzogin von Toskana | Hochzeit Juwelen Geschenke

Royales Halsband | Collier mit Saphiren,Saphir Cluster und Diamanten in Girlandenform | Kronprinzessin Louise von Sachsen Erzherzogin von Toskana | Hochzeit Juwelen Geschenke

Diadem der Prinzessin Karola von Wasa| Königin von Sachsen | Queen of Saxony| Royal Jewel HIstory

Diadem der Prinzessin Maria Immaculata | Prinzessin von Sachsen Königshaus|Royal Saxony

Diadem der Prinzessin Maria Anna | Prinzessin von Sachsen | Royal Tiara of Princess Maria Anna of Saxony, Grandduchess of Tuscany

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Royal Wedding Tiara : Meinrad Leopold Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Edina Baronin von Kap-Herr   | Hohenzollern Sapphire and Diamond Lozenge Tiara |  Wedding Tiara | Marriage Diadem Princess Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden Royal Jewels |  Prinzessin Edina und Prinz Meinrad Leopold von Hohenzollern Sigmaringen| Braut Tiara und Hochzeitsschmuck 1971 Adelshochzeit
Royal Wedding Tiara : Meinrad Leopold Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Edina Baronin von Kap-Herr. | Hohenzollern Sapphire and Diamond Lozenge Tiara | Wedding Tiara | Marriage Diadem Princess Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen-Emden

Fürstin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg – Waldsee |Pearl Berries and Diamond Flowers with Leaves Tiara Royal Wedding Countess

Fürstin Viviana von Waldburg zu Wolfegg – Waldsee Beeren und Blumen Diamant Diadem

Pearl Berries and Diamond Flowers with Leaves Tiara Royal Wedding Countess Vittoria Bridal tiara

JOHANNES Franz Xaver Willibald Maria Josef Philipp Jeningen Leonhard Reichserbtruchseß Fürst von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee married in Florence 29 April 1989 Viviana dei Conti Rimbotti

Fürstin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg & Waldsee |Pearl Berries and Diamond Flowers with Leaves Tiara| Royal Wedding Princess of Waldburg Wolfegg Waldsee |Countess Vittoria Bridal Diadem royalty german royals royalwedding royalweddingtiara
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Fürstin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg & Waldsee |Pearl Berries and Diamond Flowers with Leaves Tiara| German Royal Wedding Princess of Waldburg Wolfegg Waldsee |Countess Vittoria Bridal Diadem

Pearl Berries and Diamond Flowers with Leaves Tiara | Countess Vittoria von Waldburg zu Wolfegg & Waldsee| Fürstin Viviana historic Tiara>>

Beeren aus Perlen und Diamantblueten mit Blättern als Tiara | Gräfin Vittoria von Waldburg zu Wolfegg & Waldsee| Hochzeit Historisches Diadem>>

Lady Brocket| Diamond Tiara | Wedding Diadem Historic Jewel History

Elizabeth Angela Veronica Rose Nall-Cain, only daughter of Lord and Lady Brocket goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wearing the heirloom diamond tiara, of the family when she married at St James, Spanish Palace the Earl of Bective, son of the Marquess of Headfort, in 1958,

Her mother Lady Brocket wore the diamond palmette tiara, also at Opening Parliament in 1936 in the style of the time on her forehead and the matching diamond fringe necklace and at the coronation in 1937.

Lady Brocket Palmette Diamond Tiara | History Wedding Diadem | Historic Noble Jewelry
Lady Brocket Palmette Diamond Tiara | History Wedding Diadem |Marchioness of Headfort Historic Noble Jewelry and the story behind

When Antalya Stephanie Lauren Nall-Cain, daughter of the Lord Brocket, married Alexander Frederick Prince of Prussia (b.1984), son of Andreas Prince of Prussia in September 27th, 2020 at Brockethall, she wore traditionally the palmette diamond tiara of her family.

Antalya Nall-Cain | Lady Brocket Diamond Tiara Palmette Diadem | Princess Antalya of Prussia |Prinz Friedrich Alexander von Preussen| Royal Wedding Wedding tiaraLady Brocket Diamond Tiara Palmette Diadem in 1956 and later her Granddaughter Antalya Nall-Cain on the right| Princess Antalya of Prussia & Prince Friedrich Alexander of Prussia |Prinz Friedrich Alexander von Preussen & Prinzessin Antalya von Preussen| Royal Wedding tiara
Lady Brocket Diamond Tiara Palmette Diadem in 1956 and later her Grand-granddaughter Antalya Nall-Cain on the right with the same tiara| Princess Antalya of Prussia & Prince Friedrich Alexander of Prussia |Prinz Friedrich Alexander von Preussen & Prinzessin Antalya von Preussen| Royal Wedding tiara

Antalya Princess of Preussen The new Princess of Preussen, chose not a wedding tiara of the „Preussen“ family. The bride wore a stunning ivory gown with cape detail, adorn with her family tiara, the Brocket Tiara. It had previously been worn on the wedding day of her grandmother and aunt, see on top. The kokoshnik base could be worn without the fountains or diamond palmettos on top, in a very sleek way.

Lady Brocket| PALMETTE Anthemium Diamond Tiara | Marchioness of Headfort|Nall-Cain Wedding Diadem Historic Jewel History

Lady Brocket| PALMETTE Diadem | High Anthemium Diamond Tiara | Wedding Diadem Historic Jewel History

Lady Brocket| Palmette Anthemium Diamond Tiara | Antalya Nall-Cain Princess of Preussen Wedding Diadem

Empress Farah DiBa | Turquoise Parure Imperial Gown

Update of the side of the year 2007 – the Imperial Gown is for sale in an auction house in Germany – klick for more information

Turquoise and diamond necklace | Imperial Shah Jewels  
Turquoise diamond Tiara Turquoise Parure Persian Imperial Court Schah of Persia
White silk finely embroidered with applications and geometric ornamentation in blue and silver. White silk lining. Length 135 cm.
Farah Diba, the third wife of the Iranian Shah Reza Pahlavi, became Queen by marriage in 1959 and Empress of Iran (Shahbanu) following the coronation in 1967.
She wore this very gown at numerous state occasions throughout the 1960s and 70s, which is documented in scores of official photographs. For example, she wore it in 1972 for the state visit of President Nixon in Iran. As she wore this design frequently and over many years, it is safe to assume that she owned several versions of the same gown.
Provenance: Comes with a personal letter from the Embassy of the Imperial State of Iran in Bonn, dated 1975, confirming the origin of the gown.

Weiße Seide mit fein gestickten Applikationen mit geometrischem Dekor in Blau und Silber. Weißes Seidenfutter. Länge 135 cm. Farah Diba, dritte Frau des iranischen Schahs Reza Pahlavi, wurde durch ihre Heirat 1959 zur Königin und durch die Krönung 1967 zur iranischen Kaiserin (Schahbanu). Das hier vorliegende Kleid wurde von ihr auf zahlreichen Staatsanlässen der 60er und 70er Jahre getragen und ist auf zahlreichen offiziellen Bildern dokumentiert. Unter anderem trug sie es 1972 anlässlich des Besuchs von Präsident Nixon im Iran. Da dieser Entwurf von ihr häufig und über viele Jahre getragen wurde, ist davon auszugehen, dass sie mehre Exemplare desselben Kleides besaß. Provenienz: Dabei persönliches Übersendungsschreiben der Kaiserlichen Iranischen Botschaft in Bonn aus dem Jahr 1975, in dem die Herkunft des Kleides bestätigt wird.

Turquoise and diamond necklace | Imperial Shah Jewels

Turquoise and diamond necklace | Imperial Shah Jewels -Turquoise Parure, Turquoise Tiara, Turquoise Diamond Diadem, Turquoise Diamond Earrrings Empress of Persia Farah Diba, Kaiserin Farah Diba von Persien ..Persian Turquoise Set

The diamond and turquoise necklace is of stylised swag design, set with turquoise cabochons, highlighted with marquise, pear-shaped, brilliant circular single-cut and baquette diamonds. It was probably one of the private jewels of the Shahbanu Farah Diba.

It was seen when Farah Diba visited Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia in 1968, at the state visit of Turkey and she wore it at the Near East Foundation dinner, in her honour, at the Waldorf Astoria New York in 1962 on the official visit of the Shah of Iran and his wife Farah Diba in America.

Above the Empress Farah, wife of the Shah of Iran, wears a large tiara with diamonds and pear-shaped turquoises and the matching pendant earrings. The parure, by Van Cleef and Arpels. had a larger turquoise and diamond necklace than the one in which the Empress is pictured above. Another tiara with smaller turquoises was sometimes worn by her.

The jewels of the Shah are deposited at the Bank of Iran,  and they are owned by the state.
Thank you to Volker who provided me with this information.

CROWN JEWELS | Empress Farah Diba | Emerald Necklace of Empress Eugenie
SHAH – Jewels | Kaiserin Farah Diba von Persien | SCHAH – Jewels | Kaiserin Farah Diba von Persien
Ruby and Diamond Bow Brooch made by C.E. Bolin|Royal Jewel History
Turquoise and diamond necklace | Imperial Jewels | Empress of Iran
Princess Ashraf´s Ruby and Diamond Tiara | Persian Royal Imperial Jewel History
Rubin and Diamond Necklace Collier| Princess Ashraf |Royal History Imperial Shah Jewels
Sapphire and Diamond Necklace Collier Van Cleef & Arpels | Imperial Shah Jewels
Safir Schmuck Hochzeits Geschenk| Van Cleef & Arpels |Saphir Collier Halsband mit Diamanten der persischen Prinzessin Ashraf Pahlavi
Emerald and Diamond Tiara and Necklace Princess Ashraf | Imperial Shah Jewels
Diamond Drops Diadem | Pear-Shaped Diamond Frings Tiara Princess Ashraf | Imperial Shah Jewels
Diamond Fuchsia Earpendants and Van Cleef & Arpels| Royal Jewellery of Princess Ashraf | Imperial Shah Jewels

Royal Wedding |Camille & Charles „Charlie“ Duff Carnegie, Earl of Southesk

The Earl of Southesk and his fiancée Camille Ascoli were married on, 5 September 2020. The Countess of Southesk wore the Fife Fringe Tiara, which had been on exhibition at Kensington Palace, since 2018. The diamond tiara was taken off display for the Carnegie wedding.

It was the wedding gift of Queen Alexandra and King Edward to their daughter the Princess Royal Louise, Duchess of Fife.

Charles „Charlie“ Duff Carnegie, Earl of Southesk, was born on 1 July 1989. He is the eldest of three sons of David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife, and his wife, the former Caroline Ann Bunting. Charlie Southesk is a great-great-grandson of King Edward VII.

Marriage Princess Maud of Fife| Lady Carnegie|Countess of Southesk |Princess of Great Britain | Gifts and Presents

Princess Maud Fife Tiara Wedding
Marriage Princess Maud of Fife| Lady Carnegie|Countess of Southesk |Princess of Great Britain | Gifts and Presents


Princess Maud’s Wedding Gown was of white georgette, sewn with pearls as closely as it is possible to be, has been used for the charmingly pretty wedding dress which Princess Maud wear at her marriage Carnegie 1923 on November 12.

Wedding Gifts to Princess Maud of Fife| Lady Carnegie|Countess of Southesk |Princess of Great Britain | Royal Jewel Presents

Royal Jewels Gifts and Presents | Marriage Princess Maud of Fife| Lady Carnegie|Countess of Southesk |Princess of Great Britain

Princess Maud |Imperial Sapphires Collar| Queen Alexandras Romanoff Sapphires Choker | Countess of Southesk British Royal Jewel History

Princess Maud Royal Jewels | Sapphire Diamond Collar of Queen Alexandra | Imperial Silver Wedding Gift

Amethysts Necklace Tiara | Princess Maud Jewels of Queen Alexandra| Lady Duff Carnegie Countess of Southesk

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Princess Royal Louise Duchess of Fife | Massin Diamond Tiara

Prinzessin Royal Louise Herzogin von Fife | Royal Wedding gifts

The Fife Fringe Tiara of Diamonds | Royal Jewels of the Duchess of Fife | Wedding Gift of Queen Alexandra and King Edward to her daughter Princess Royal Louise
The Fife Fringe Tiara of Diamonds | Royal Jewels of the Duchess of Fife | Wedding Gift of Queen Alexandra and King Edward to her daughter Princess Royal Louise

Prinzessin Royal Louise Herzogin von Fife | Marriage presents|Schmuck Hochzeitsgeschenke

Princess Royal Louise Duchess of Fife | Jewels, Diamond Comb

Princess Royal Louise Duchess of Fife | Forget-me-nots jewels

Princess Royal Louise of England | Arrow Diamond Brooch |Gifts and Presents

Queen Alexandras Royal Wedding gifts & Marriage Presents

Duchess of Fife Fringe tiara kokoshnik diadem russe Royal wedding gifts british royal family marriage bride
Duchess of Fife | Massin Diamond Fringe Tiara Princess Royal Louise of Great Britain and Irland | Royal Jewel History

Alexandra Duchess of Fife | Diamond Jewels Fringe Tiara |Princess Arthur of Connaught

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Lady May Cambridge Abel Smith | Athlone Jewels| Royal Marriage Gifts & Presents

Lady May Cambridge Abel Smith | Diamond Tiara | Royal Wedding Gifts & Jewel Presents

Lady May Abel Smith | Art deco Diamond Sautoir | Royal Wedding Jewel

Countess Caroline Southesk Wedding Jewels |Duchess of Fife Princess Royal Louise | Fife Fringe Tiara| Diamond Kokoshnik Diadem

Countess Caroline Southesk Wedding Jewels |Duchess of Fife Princess Royal Louise | Fife Fringe Tiara| Diamond Kokoshnik Diadem
Countess Caroline Southesk Wedding Jewels |Duchess of Fife Princess Royal Louise | Fife Fringe Tiara| Diamond Kokoshnik Diadem

Diamond Tiara Francesca Somerset Lady Caroline Georgina Somerset Wedding Diamond Diadem English Nobel Jewel History Duke of

Diamond Tiara Francesca Somerset Lady Caroline Georgina Somerset Wedding Diamond Diadem English Nobel Jewel History Duke of Beaufort

Diamond Tiara Francesca Somerset | Lady Caroline Georgina Somerset |Wedding Diamond Diadem| History| Duke of Beaufort
Diamond Tiara Francesca Somerset | Lady Caroline Georgina Somerset Diamond wedding Diadem

Countess Marie Andrassy Emerald Tiara Austria Hungary Empire| French Crown Jewels |Diadème Impératrice des Français| Empress

Maria Andrassy- Choloniewska, wife of Count Emanuel Andrassy in the 30s, wearing the imperial emerald and diamond tiara….the story behind royal jewels…

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Gräfin Marie Andrassy Countess Marie Andrassy Emerald Tiara Austria Hungary Empire| French Crown Jewels |Diadème Impératrice des Français| Empress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countess Marie Andrassy Emerald Tiara Austria Hungary Empire| French Crown Jewels |Diadème Impératrice des Français| Empress >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grossherzogin Charlotte von Luxemburg |Hochzeitsgeschenke| Großherzogliche Juwelen und Schmuck

Grossherzogin Charlotte von Luxemburg |Hochzeitsgeschenk|Großherzogliche Juwelen und Schmuck

Grossherzogin Charlotte von Luxemburg |Hochzeitsgeschenke| Großherzogliche Juwelen und Schmuck

 

The story behind royal jewels…. Royal Marriage of Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma and Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg

Royal Wedding Present to Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg>>

Diana Princess of Wales ‚Travolta‘ dress by Victor Edelstein, 1985

Shortly before her death in August 1997, Diana requested that the dress be sold in a charity auction. Florida-based businesswoman Maureen Dunkel bought it for £100,000 in New York in June 1997, along with nine other dresses formerly owned by the Princess.

The Travolta dress was the most expensive one sold at the auction. When she went bankrupt in 2011, Dunkel was forced to put them up for auction, but the Travolta dress was one of six that were not sold It was finally auctioned off by Kerry Taylor in London on 19 March 2013, fetching £240,000 ($362,424) and again being the most expensive auctioned dress. It was bought by „a British gentleman as a surprise to cheer up his wife“.

In 2019, it sold for £264,000 ($325,317) to Historic Royal Palaces a charity which looks after royal memorabilia including clothing and artifacts. The dress has joined the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and belongs to the palace.

Diana Princess of Wales| Sapphire Brooch Necklace Pearl Choker Collier
Diana Princess of Wales| Sapphire Brooch Necklace Pearl Choker Collier

Designed for the Princess by fashion designer Victor Edelstein, this striking midnight blue dress is now on public display at Kensington Palace to celebrate the reopening of the palace this summer.

The midnight blue velvet gown became legendary when the Princess wore it to a White House Gala in 1985 and took to the dancefloor with John Travolta.  Images of the Princess and the Hollywood actor dancing together made headlines around the world, securing a place in fashion history for the stunning gown

Following over four months of closure during lockdown, Kensington Palace will be reopening its doors once more to welcome visitors from Thursday, 30 July. To celebrate the re-opening, the famous ‘Travolta dress’, worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will go on display at the palace for the first time since it was acquired by Historic Royal Palaces at auction in 2019.

The midnight blue velvet gown, designed by Victor Edelstein, became legendary when the Princess wore it to a White House Gala in 1985 and took to the dance floor with John Travolta.  Images of the Princess and the Hollywood actor dancing together made headlines around the world, securing a place in fashion history for the stunning gown.  In 2019, it was acquired by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces and has somewhat fittingly been in conservation ‘quarantine’ ever since, to protect it for posterity.  Like Kensington Palace itself, the dress is now coming out of isolation, and will be on display at the Princess’s former home this Summer for visitors to enjoy.

Famously the birthplace of Queen Victoria, Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years.  Lavish Georgian parties were held within its spectacular state apartments in the eighteenth century.  A hundred years later, in 1837, a young Princess Victoria woke up at the palace to the news of her accession to the throne.  In recent years the palace has been home to Princess Margaret – sister of HM Queen Elizabeth II – and Diana, Princess of Wales.  It is currently the London home of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The palace closed in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and has since been quiet, with the shutters of its famous galleries closed to protect the remarkable collections on display.  Palaces staff have returned to Kensington this week to gradually ‘reawaken’ the palace and install and array of new measures to ensure returning visitors feel safe.  Hand sanitiser dispensers and social distancing signage have been installed across the site.  Visitors are asked to book in advance, to help Historic Royal Palaces manage capacity, so visitors can enjoy their time at court with plenty of space.  The State Apartments and the rooms Queen Victoria grew up in will both be open, with visitors asked to follow a one-way route through the palace.

Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that cares for Kensington Palace, is hoping visitors will show their support for its national treasures by returning for a visit this Summer.  The charity is dependent on visitor income and facing a £98 million shortfall in its finances following the pandemic.  The return of visitors will make a vital contribution to the charity’s work caring for Kensington Palace and sharing its stories with the public.

Sam Owen, Head of Kensington Palace, said,

‘We are delighted to be welcoming visitors back to the palace again this Thursday.  Kensington Palace was built to be enjoyed by hundreds of people and it’s been sad to see it so quiet over the past couple of months.  Myself and the team can’t wait to welcome visitors back again and give them a suitably royal welcome.  We’ve never needed their support more – each visit is an important contribution to help us maintain this wonderful building for generations to come.’

Diana Princess of Wales Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Brooch Choker| Royal Jewels History

Diana Princess of Wales Sapphire and Diamond Choker | Russian Cluster Brooch | Gift of Elizabeth the Queen Mother to Diana Spencer

Countess of Bathurst | Royal Gifts and Wedding Prestents | Nobel Dimonds & Royal Jewel History

Countess of Bathurst | Royal Gifts and Wedding Prestents | Nobel und Royal Jewel History
Countess of Bathurst | Royal Gifts and Wedding Presents | Nobel and Royal Jewel History

A BRIDE’S TROUSSEAU.

The trousseau of Miss Lilias Borthwick, of which we had a glimpse yesterday, is the perfection of dainty simplicity| November 1893

The gown both for day and evening wear depend on for their effect their perfect cut, rather than on costliness of material. The trousseau includes several useful tailor-built gowns, one of navy serge with open jacket worn over a fawn-coloured Tattersall vest; another of gendarme blue home-spun, and third of brown-fleoked Scotch tweed, which is being made near the bride’s Highland home by a lady who enjoys the patronage of Royalty, was specially charmed with Cuttle Russian coat of gendarme blue cloth, with big square collar and revers sable and quaint strap fastenings on the bodice. The basque was attached to a ribbon belt fastened with buckle of oxidized silver. Cozy wrap of fawnooloured serge was lined through with gray squirrel fur and bordered with soft brown bear fur. The high collar was cut in one with the cloak.

Quaint Spanish buttons of old silver were used on the bodice of useful little gown black diagonal with bands of crimson velvet the skirt and a crimson velvet vest.

For her wedding journey tho Isle of Wight the future Lady Bathurst has selected dress and coat of brown hopsack tweed. The skirt has border of mink and a band petunia-coloured mirror velvet covered with brown passementerie. The bodice has square yoke back and front of the petunia velvet, edged with passementerie. Both coat and skirt are lined with petunia-red shot silk. A large picture hat of brown velvet with plumes of ostrich tips on the left side is to be worn with the dress. Most the future Countess Bathurst’s evening gowns are guiltless of trains, these appendages not being much approved by the sensible and practical young lady.

Among these gowns is a charming dinner dress of white silk, powdered with tiny pink flowers. The hem flounce is run on green and pink baby ribbon, which is knotted here and there, and the bodice and Empire sash are trimmed with gold enamel trimming. A dainty gown of blue moiré has the skirt trimmed with donkey ear bows blue velvet and bands of velvet covered with passementerie of white and colored pearls, the bands forming deep point in front. Another evening dress of de Nil armor silk, with a double flounce of embroidered chiffon arranged pagoda-wise the skirt.

A very pretty Whatteau tea gown in light yellow, has points caught with a rosette on the train and the slight train falls from 8 rosettes between the shoulders. A charming little tea gown in rise pink Lilac silk has full front the silk circled with a quaint chain girdle and clasps of oxidized silver. Dainty dressing gowns, heaps of pretty lingerie, and a variety of headgear were among the wedding finer v displayed in the young bride’s pretty sitting room near the top of Sir Algernon’s high house in Piccadilly, the windows which command magnificent view over the green park.

 

Above in the picture: Lilias, Countess Bathurst

The most valuable piece from the collection of Countess Bathurst, is an early 20th Century Diamond Tiara, commissioned from Cartier by Lilias, Countess Bathurst (1871-1965).

Made from  old and rose-cut diamonds, silver and gold, (circa 1910) the stones were taken from two tiaras,  Countess Bathurst inherited from her mother Lady Glenesk.

The tiara and the preceding corsage brooch, is the epitome of aristocratic splendor and the delicate Belle Époque scrolling motifs were inspired by 18th century architectural details.

Compared to many Victorian tiaras with their often heavy style of mounting and high surmounts this early 20th century example must have felt comparatively ethereal, and it is not surprising that Gloria Bathurst clearly enjoyed wearing it and was photographed wearing this beautiful head ornament on various grand occasions.

 

Lilias Countess of Bathurst | Cartier Diamond Stomacher and Cartier Diamonds Tiara | Nobel Diamonds & Royal Jewel History

Countess of Bathurst | Gloria Bathurst |Royal Gifts | Nobel Heirlooms Diamonds & Royal Jewel History

Lilias Countess of Bathurst | Natural Pearl and Diamond Tiara | Important Pearls, Diamonds & Royal Jewel History

Lilias Countess of Bathurst | Queen Anne Pearl Necklace | Historic Natural Pearl | Nobel Diamonds & Royal Jewel History

Lilias Countess of Bathurst | Diamond Brooch of large Diamonds| Nobel Diamonds & Royal Jewel History