Diamond Fringe Tiara, European royal families, Familia regala, Imperial Russia, Marie Alexandrovna, Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, Queen Marie of Romania, Regina Maria, Romanian Royal Family, Royal jewels, Royal tiaras, Russian Imperial Family, Serbian Royal family
The historical Diamond Fringe Tiara of Imperial Russian design – Kokoshnik – belonged to Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Duchess of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha received from her father, the Tsar Alexander II. Marie Alexandrovna bequeathed it to her eldest daughter, Queen Marie of Romania, who in her turn gave it to her daughter Queen Maria of Yugoslavia. This historical royal tiara was ultimately sold by Maria, the Queen Mother of Yugoslavia in July 1960 through Sotheby’s for an amount of £ 10,800 to Levy Cohen. The photomontage above shows the three Maries (grandmother, daughter and granddaughter) wearing this beautiful piece of jewellery on a background formed by the tiara itself.
Description: the larger vertical sections are set with cushion-shaped stones and pear-shaped stones at the tips, alternating with smaller collet-set sections, the whole graduating from the center, made in the early 19th century.
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