The Greeks—Agamemnon to Alexander the Great Highlights | The Field Museum

The Greeks—Agamemnon to Alexander the Great Highlights | The Field Museum

diamond, ruby, emerald convertible tiara

diamond, ruby, emerald convertible tiara

Unfortunately, at least three tiaras have found themselves caught up in the wrangling between Imelda Marcos and the Philippine government. This is one such piece once owned by the former first lady. A large lattice of rubies and diamonds, centered on a pearl surrounded with diamonds, with a cabochon ruby above it.

Unfortunately, at least three tiaras have found themselves caught up in the wrangling between Imelda Marcos and the Philippine government. This is one such piece once owned by the former first lady. A large lattice of rubies and diamonds, centered on a pearl surrounded with diamonds, with a cabochon ruby above it.

Danish ruby parure.  This is taken in an odd light because I could swear these are diamonds!

Danish ruby parure. This is taken in an odd light because I could swear these are diamonds!

Kingdom of Heaven tiara made of ivory, carnelian, and kingfisher feathers, c. 1890.

Kingdom of Heaven tiara made of ivory, carnelian, and kingfisher feathers, c. 1890.

Crown of the King of England--I think this is tastefully done. I think I'd like one...

Crown of the King of England--I think this is tastefully done. I think I'd like one...

Side view of the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire with a plate that shows Jesus with two angels.  Most of the rulers of the German Kingdom were crowned with it since the high middle ages. Made during the late 10th-11th century.

Side view of the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire with a plate that shows Jesus with two angels. Most of the rulers of the German Kingdom were crowned with it since the high middle ages. Made during the late 10th-11th century.

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