Edited by malluu on April 11, 2017, 9:09 am
The first tiara was a wedding present from King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Italy when she married their nephew, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta in 1895.
Then we see the second tiara on Princess Claude of Orleans, at her wedding to Princess Helene's grandson, Prince Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta in 1964. While this tiara has the same general features, a base of Savoy knots topped with stars, if you look closely that's wear the similarity ends. The shape of the stars are obviously different but so is the shape of the savoy knots, the diamonds between the knots, the border of diamonds above the knots, etc.
It was later worn by Prince Amedeo's second wife, Silvia.
Carlo mentioned a few years ago that he thought that the version of the tiara that was displayed at an exhibition was paste.
RJWMB - Re: Real jewels & paste copies - Savoy Aosta stars and Savoy knots tiara
What do you guys think? It it a reworking of the tiara or two completely different tiaras? I don't know why they would have the tiara completely remade only to end up with a tiara of similar design, which makes me lean towards them having a completely new tiara created to resemble the old one.
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