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The Lobanoff Tiara

The Lobanoff Tiara is a new tiara for this writer and I haven’t been able to find much information about it. Let’s take a look at a few of the basic facts.

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🇷🇺🇮🇹 The Lobanoff Tiara 🇷🇺🇮🇹 Questa tiara di diamanti è un vero mistero. Realizzata per la Principessa Lobanoff de Rostoff (una famiglia nobile russa), il diadema è stato messo all'asta nel 1920 a Losanna (Svizzera) dopo la rivoluzione russa. Negli anni successivi appare nella collezione di gioielli della Principessa Anna. La Principessa Anna di Francia sposò il Principe Amedeo di Savoia, 3º Duca d'Aosta a Napoli nel 1927. La coppia ebbe due figlie, le principesse Margherita (1930) e Maria Cristina (1933) di Savoia-Aosta, che non sono mai state fotografate con la tiara, ma non l’hanno mai venduta. Chi ha comprato la tiara nel 1920? In che modo la Principessa Anna ne divenne proprietaria? E al momento chi la possiede? 💎👑💎 This diamond tiara is a real mystery. Made for the Princess Lobanoff de Rostoff (a Russian noble family), the tiara was auctioned in Lausanne (Switzerland) after Russian revolution in 1920. In the following years it appears in Princess Anne’s jewels collection. Princess Anne of France married Prince Amedeo of Savoy, 3rd Duke of Aosta in Naples in 1927. The couple had two daughters, Princesses Margherita (1930) and Maria Cristina (1933) of Savoy-Aosta, who have never been photographed with the tiara, but they have never been sold it. Who bought the tiara in 1920? How did Princess Anne become its owner? And at the moment who owns it? 🇷🇺🇮🇹 (if you want to make your eyes shine 😍💎 swipe left ⬅️ for more photos) #diamond #diamonds #tiara #royaltiara #jewels #royaljewels #russianjewelry #princessanne #princessmargherita #margheritadisavoia #princessmariacristina #mariacristinadisavoia #ducadaosta #savoia #savoy #casasavoia #houseofsavoy #regnoditalia #monarchia #italia #italy #italianroyalfamily #italianroyalty #frenchroyalty #royal #royals #royalty #instaroyals #dnaroyalsjewels #dnaroyalsarchive

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According to the blog Gods and Foolish Grandeur, Princess Vera Nikolaievna Lobanov Rostovsky lived in the area now known as Cannes, France and was widowed early. Left wealthy, she embarked upon establishing a rather large jewelry collection. Be sure to check out the blog for more photos of the rather spectacular collection!

The tiara made its way to the House of Savoy, and the Duchess of Aosta last wore the tiara in the fashion of the time, low and across the forehead. She also took advantage and removed the center element and replaced it with a colored gemstone.

Fun facts: The Duchess of Aosta’s daughter’s daughter-in-law is Princess Astrid of Belgium (via daughter Margherita’s son Lorenz). Wouldn’t it be fun to see Astrid wear this piece?

The Duchess’s daughter’s granddaughter (via daughter Margherita—>Maria Beatrice—>Olympia, Princess Napoleon) might actually have reason to wear a tiara, so why not this one? You may remember her unusual wedding gown from her 2019 marriage which gathered mixed reviews. I think she could really style this piece up nicely.

No one seems to know where this tiara resides at this time, so it really is a guessing game if it will turn up in the public eye again.

What do you think of the Lobanoff tiara? Who of the modern royals would you like to see wear it?