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Beautiful Royal Tiaras

The Boucheron tiara
The Boucheron Tiara

The Boucheron tiara was left to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by the Hon. Mrs Greville from Boucheron in London on 8th January, 1921. It was made up from the customers stones which were taken from an old tiara.

The 1936 Cartier "Halo" Tiara
The 1936 Cartier “Halo” Tiara


The 1936 Cartier “Halo” Tiara that the Queen loaned to Kate Middleton on her wedding day. It was made in 1936 and purchased by the Duke of York (later King George VI) for his wife, Elizabeth’s mother (also Elizabeth — the first!). Queen Elizabeth II received it as an 18th-birthday present, at which time she was Princess Elizabeth.


The Strathmore Rose Tiara
The Strathmore Rose Tiara

The Strathmore Rose TiaraThis is the Strathmore Rose Tiara was a gift to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) from her father, the Earl of Strathmore, for her wedding in 1923. The piece itself is likely older than that; it may have already been an antique when the Earl purchased it. The tiara features a garland of wild roses in diamonds mounted in silver and gold.

 Queen Elizabeth II favorite tiara
Queen Elizabeth II favorite tiara


This tiara was one of the future Queen Mary’s wedding presents in 1893. Named the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara. It is also Queen Elizabeth II favorite tiara.

The Gorgeous Linneys’ Pink Diamond Tiara


Linneys' Pink Diamond Tiara
Linneys’ Pink Diamond Tiara


Pink argyle diamond tiara designed by the royal jeweler, Asprey of London. It is encrusted with 178 rare Argyle pink diamonds, making up almost 20 carats.The one-of-a-kind piece was designed by the Royal Jeweler, Asprey of London, and is encrusted with 178 rare Argyle pink diamonds, making up almost 20 carats. The piece recognizes the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.


Those of us who have dreamed of owning the 20-carat Argyle Pink Diamond Tiara can keep on dreaming. Australian jewelry retailer Linneys bought the rare jeweled piece of art.

Designed by the Royal Jeweler Asprey of London a few years back, the Argyle tiara displays 178 rare Argyle pink diamonds. Diamonds found form within the Argyle mine in Australia are known to have the most vivid pink color saturation from any pink diamonds mined. One can imagine that of any jewels to be used when designing such a luxurious tiara, Argyle diamonds would be on the top of the list.

The tiara is one of the most significant pieces of pink diamond jewelry in history. The headpiece has managed to capture the past, present, and future in one magnificent item by combining traditional style with a modern day coveted stone, which might not be around for much longer. The center stone of this unbelievable piece of art is actually a detachable ring that can easily be removed from the tiara at any point. Meaning, even when it is not worn as a luxurious head piece, parts of it can still be admired and utilized as magnificent diamond jewelry.

The Argyle Pink Diamond Tiara Displaying 20 Carats of Rare Pink Diamonds
The Argyle Pink Diamond Tiara Displaying 20 Carats of Rare Pink Diamonds

The Victorian Rosebery Pearl and Diamond Tiara

The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch which belonged to Hannah, Countess of Rosebery, feature sizable natural pearls and clusters of diamonds-epitomizing the grandeur of Victorian court adornment.


“The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch were at the heart of Lady Rosebery’s vast array of magnificent jewels, which rivaled those of the crowned heads of Europe at the time. They are a rare survival of 19th century English aristocratic splendour, as so much ancestral jewellery has been sold anonymously, remounted or broken down. Having descended through various branches of the family and survived the vicissitudes of fashion, the jewels were sold from a private collection for the first time since their creation nearly 140 years ago.” – Keith Penton, Head of Jewels Christie’s London 

This striking tiara was once the property of a woman said to have been the wealthiest woman in England, Hannah, Countess of Rosebery (1851-1890), and was an important member of a jewel collection rich enough to rival a royal collection. The Rosebery Pearl and Diamond Tiara has a base of clusters of large button (bouton) natural pearls surrounded by old-cut diamonds and a top of seven natural pearl and diamond drops, all set in silver and gold. It’s a versatile diadem with multiple detachable pieces; the top pieces can be removed (in the same fashion as the Londonderry Tiara , also crafted by Garrard) leaving the bottom row as a smaller tiara, and the buttons can also be used to form six brooches with the top pieces as pendants. A bracelet and brooch, each featuring more clusters of button pearls and diamonds, completed the set.


The tiara dates from about 1878, the same year Hannah de Rothschild married the 5th Earl of Rosebery. Born into the famous banking empire, she was the only child of Mayer de Rothschild and when he died in 1874, the fortune she inherited made her the richest woman in England at the time. Her aristocratic marriage did not come without obstacles, caused particularly by religion (she was Jewish, he was not, and there were hurdles to jump on both sides), but they became an influential couple and her money financed her popular husband’s rise through the political structure. He eventually became prime minister, but she sadly would not live to see it; she died suddenly at the age of 39 in 1890.

Following her death, her husband stored her jewels for nearly 20 years, until their eldest son married and the jewels were split between their four children. Harry, Lord Dalmeny (the future 6th Earl of Rosebery), wed in 1909 and this set of pearl and diamond jewelry was given to his bride, Dorothy Grosvenor, granddaughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster and sister to the 3rd Duke. It passed down in the family and was last known to be part of the collection of the current Duke and Duchess of Westminster , because it was included in a magazine feature on their family jewels. It was sold by Christie’s in 2011 as the property of a private collector, where the tiara went for $1.9 million and the brooch and bracelet together brought in nearly $950,000.