T for Tiara (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 24, 2017

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A cyclamen tiara by Faberge. In the late 19th Century it was quite fashionable to have tiaras that could also be worn as necklaces.

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House/Maker Henri Sandoz Period Art Nouveau circa 1900. Origin Paris, France. Setting Yellow and green gold, unsigned.

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A belle epoque diamond and pearl aigrette, circa 1900, by Cartier. A tiara that can be hung with either sixteen pear-shaped diamonds and sixteen similarly shaped natural pearls. Though the diamond version does have an extra pear-shaped diamond that hangs down to rest on the forehead. (Don’t you just love having that kind of flexibility in your bling?)

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A unusual belle epoque tiara, 1900, by Boucheron. In some ways a very Art Nouveau design, with large diamond leaves intertwining sinuously with diamond berries.

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Gold, enamel, and mother of pearl. Made by A & J Smith, United Kingdom, circa 1900.

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Gold, enamel, pearls and diamonds. Rene Lalique, France, circa 1900.

 

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6 responses to “T for Tiara (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)

  1. Wow..that first one really caught my eye. Not interested in the princess part, but that tiara is almost enough to change my mind.

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  2. Gorgeous pieces. The first is my favorite.

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  3. Tiaras were pretty popular in this period, weren’t they? Not a piece of jewellery that I particularly crave… although I have to admite that first one is quite something 😉

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