Fürstenberg Tiara |Pearl and Diamond Fleur de Lys Diadem| Fürstin Paula zu FürstenbergNatural pearls, old-cut diamonds, gold and silver row of central elements detachable and wearable as necklace, one additional clip brooch, diamond panels 1870s and tiara frame 1890s, maker's mark (Gustav Flach) 23 saltwater natural pearls.
Joachim Egon Maximilian Friedrich Leo Joseph Maria Hubertus Fürst zu Fürstenberg 1923 - 2002 was the son of Maximilian Egon zu Fürstenberg (1896-1959) and Wilhelmine Countess of Schönburg-Glauchau (1902-1964). After spending the early years of his childhood at Grund Castle and in the Fürstenberg Palace in Prague, he moved to Donaueschingen with his family. In 1933.
his father took over the princely Fürstenberg administration in Donaueschingen.
He married Paula Gräfin zu Königsegg-Aulendorf and lived in Hohenlupfen Castle. When his uncle Fürst Karl Egon V. zu Fürstenberg ( married 1921 Franziska Ida Mena Countess Nostitz-Rieneck 1902–1961)died childless in 1973, he became head of the Fürstenberg family.
Above Princess Paula wearing the Fürstenberg Tiara in the complet form. In the document above, which is from the "Fürstenberg Archive" the jeweller mentions a second way to wear the tiara, simply by removing the diamond motives. This way the 23 pearls seemed to just hang among the hair.
A third way, even lighter, but still impressive, was to remove the smaller pearls, leaving only the big ones. A fourth way, was to wear only the diamond motives with no pearls.
There was of course a fifth way, not mentioned in the letter, to replace the pearls with other precious stones. And this is exactly what princess Irma of Fürstenberg did when she had her portrait painted by Laszlo. She replaced the central pearl with an emerald drop.
The diamond motives could also be assembled to be worn as a rather impressive diamond necklace. And each diamond motive could be worn as a brooch or a hair pin.
Fürstenberg Tiara |Pearl and Diamond Fleur de Lys Diadem| Fürstin Paula zu Fürstenberg
Die Fürstenberg Tiara
Hochzeit der Comtess Schönborn und Prinz zu Fürstenberg Hochzeitsgeschenke:
Maximilian Egon II. war der Sohn von Fürst Maximilian Egon I. zu Fürstenberg 1822–1873 und Fürstin Leontina, geb. Gräfin von Khevenhüller-Metsch 1843–1914.