Friday, February 8, 2013

Italian Royal Jewels: Princess Astrid's Savoy-Aosta Tiara

Since we’ve just covered the Savoy-Aosta Emerald and Diamond Necklace, it makes sense to cover the tiara Princess Astrid wears with it. In fact, Astrid dons this tiara with every jewellery since it appears to be the only one in her possession.
Savoy-Aosta Diamond Tiara
The Savoy-Aosta Diamond Tiara
The beautiful tiara consists of scrolls, leafs and flowers embellish with diamonds. Like the necklace, the tiara comes from her husband’s family; it's first known owner was Princess Anne of Orleans. Nowadays it belongs to Archduchess Margherita, mother of Astrid’s husband Archduke Lorenz. The tiara appears to be on pretty much permanent loan to the Princess.
Anne of Orleans (left) and Princess Astrid (middle and right) wearing the Savoy-Aosta Tiara
It was said that Margherita loaned this tiara to another daughter-in-law, Princess Katharina of Isenburg (wife of Archduke Martin); however, it was later confirmed that Katharina had in fact worn her family’s Isenburg Tiara – the same one her sister Sophie wore for her wedding to Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia.

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