The tiara has been seen worn at some splendid Oldenburg weddings, as bridal tiara in the last 50 years with different items of the stars. Also worne by the second wife Anne-Marie, of the Grand Duke of Oldenburg, in 1965, when his son married Marie-Cecilie of Prussia in Berlin.
Above, on the left, is the Grand Duchess Helene nee Princess zu Waldeck-Pyrmont while on the right is the Grand Duchess Christine of Oldenburg née Countess Rantzau on the occasion of the last royal imperial wedding, that of Sophie of Isenburg and Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.
The two sea stars which were the gift of the bride's grandfather were probably used to build the larger version of this amazing new star array, but without the sapphires.
In Berlin, on the 18 February 1878, Princess Elisabeth Anna of Prussia (1857-1895) married the then hereditary prince Friedrich August (II) of Oldenburg in a splendid double wedding. As a Prussian princess, she wore the traditional princess crown to the wedding ceremony.
The wedding presents for the Princess Elisabeth Anna von Preussen, on the occasion of her marriage, were as follows:
The Emperor and Empress of Prussia gave a diadem of brilliant-cut diamonds which were noted for their brilliance. The star tiara was an extremely ingenious jewel as the jewellers made it possible to use it in almost twenty different variants in the whole as well as in its individual parts..
By removing the nine diamond stars which surmount the diadem, the lower part of the diadem was able to be worn as a necklace, while the stars could be worn as hair ornaments, brooches or pins. Further, the diamond bow of the diadem could have been worn as a riviere, while the brilliant motifs could be put together as earrings. The jewel was accompanied by a blue velvet-covered album of drawings which gave the instructions for the different variations. It was executed by the Imperial Court Jeweller S. Friedenberger, Berlin.
The father of the bride gave a necklace of precious pearls, with an pendant of an oval giant pearl, while her mother gave a bracelet, which has a diamond of rare size and purity in the middle of the wide golden ring;
Another bracelet, similar to that given to Princess Charlotte, given by the Empress Augusta, was a cameo carved as her medallion portrait, set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds.
The in-laws presented a riviere of about forty precious diamond boutons which resemble that Princess Charlotte received from her husband's father in-law.
The wedding gift of the Hereditary Grand Duke was a wide bracelet made of numerous gold chains of the same length, with the painted medallion portraits of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Oldenburg in the centre, each of them in a frame of sparkling diamonds, and a brilliant Grand Ducal crown over both of them, which towers over the whole bracelet from the portraits upwards. Both pieces were made in Hanover and were among the most beautiful products of the German art industry.
Another precious bracelet was a gift from King Umberto of Italy.
The Belgian royal couple has given a precious brooch, which in an abundance of diamonds shows a number of isolated, but cross-shaped connected beautiful turquoises.
The Prince of Wales donated a diamond-studded, gold porte-bonheur.
Prince Henry of the Netherlands had brought a delicate brooch with diamonds in filigree gold, a masterpiece of Dutch goldsmithing.
The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Baden gave a large golden cross, with a diamond in the middle, to wear around her neck;
The Crown Prince of Prussia gave an unusual brooch made of Lapis Lazuli with river pearls, with a centre picture after Holbein;
Prince Wilhelm gave his cousin a bracelet with rubies,
Princess Charlotte and her younger siblings presented a bracelet in gold filigree, which, opened at the front, showed a charmingly small watch in the middle.
The Duke and Duchess of Anhalt had a bracelet in the Anhalt colours made up of rubies, diamonds and emeralds;
The Grand Duke of Weimar had given a bracelet with a butterfly to be removed and used as a headdress.
The hereditary princess of Hohenzollern gave a precious mother-of-pearl fan with lace, while
the Dowager Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg also gave a fan,
Prince Albrecht donated a bracelet with sapphires, a gemstone that was particularly numerous among all these gifts, including that of a brooch in the shape of a horseshoe from the Duke of Altenburg and especially beautiful specimens in the gifts which Prince Carl had presented to his granddaughter, a sapphire bracelet, a sapphire ring and two large brilliant sea stars , each of which had a large sapphire encircled by numerous diamonds.
Another precious piece, perhaps the most precious, was also donated by Prince Carl. It was
Prinzessin Elisabeth Anna von Preussen | Erbgroßherzogin von Oldenburg| Sternen Diadem Diamanten |Royale Hochzeit Kaiserliche Geschenke
Diamond Star Tiara Diadem|Princess Elisabeth Anna of Prussia| Grand Duchess of Oldenburg|Germany|Royal Imperial Jewelry
Erbprinzessin Charlotte von Sachsen-Meiningen| Diamant Braut Schmuck Hochzeitsgeschenke | Prinzessin von Preussen
Royal Jewelry Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen Princess Charlotte of Prussia Wedding Gifts Marriage Presents
Erbprinzessin Charlotte von Sachsen-Meiningen| Saphir Diamant Diadem Hochzeitsgeschenk Prinzessin Marianne der Niederlande | Prinzessin von Preussen
Sapphire Diamond Tiara |Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen| Princess Charlotte of Prussia Wedding Gifts Marriage Presents from Princess Marianne of the Netherlands
Erbprinzessin Charlotte von Sachsen-Meiningen| Smaragd Diamant Diadem Parure mit Tiara und Smaragdcollier| Prinzessin von Preussen
Emerald Diamond Tiara Emerald Necklace| Royal Imperial Jewelry Parure|Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen| Princess Charlotte of Prussia
Smaragd Diamant Tiara mit Meander Basis 2.Version von Kreuter| Erbprinzessin Charlotte von Sachsen-Meiningen| Smaragd Diamant Diadem Parure | Prinzessin von Preussen
Emerald Diamond Tiara 2nd Version with Diamond Meander | Emerald Necklace| Royal Imperial Jewelry Parure|Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen| Princess Charlotte of Prussia
Rosen-Diadem aus Diamanten - der schwedischen Prinzessin und Herzogin Cecile von Oldenburg | Sweden-Oldenburg Tiara
Diamant Parure mit Sternen Broschen der griechischen Königin Amalie | Diamond Parure -Fringe Necklace and Starbrooch