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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Royal Jewels – The Strathmore Tiara

The Strathmore tiara was given to then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by her father, Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, upon her marriage to the then Duke of York in 1923. It was purchased from Catchpole and Williams. The tiara is formed as a garland of roses, and it came with two alternative frames. [read more]

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Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna

Queen of Spain’s tiara up for auction

A tiara belonging to Italy’s royal family will be one of the highlights at a Sotheby’s auctions in Geneva next week. The tiara was a wedding gift to Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo from her father upon her marriage in 1867 to Amadeo, Duke of Aosta, who later became king of Spain. It features graduated scroll motifs [read more]