Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bourbon Parme Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made in 1919 by Joseph Chaumet.

Materials:  diamonds set in platinum

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Hedwige of Bourbon-Parma, from her parents, Duke Armand & Duchess Louise of Doudeauville, on the occasion of her 1919 marriage to Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma
  2. Chaumet
Valerie Lemercier
Sophie Marceau
Stella Tennant
Other Wearers: 

Questions:
  • Are there any pictures of Princess Hedwige wearing the tiara?
  • Was the tiara inherited by Princess Hedwige's daughter, Princess Isabelle of Bourbon-Parma, Countess de La Rochefoucauld? 
  • How did the tiara end up back with Chaumet?

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