| THE ANSORENA PRINCESS FLEUR DE LYS TIARA | The tiara is indeed a creation of pearls and diamonds, set in 18 carat white gold. There are 450 diamonds forming a base of looping swirls and the center fleur de lys motif, and the diadem is topped with 10 large Australian pearls, selected from 3,000 gems to get just the right pieces for the tiara. It was made by Ansorena, he decided the new princess should have a tiara and set about designing one.
Catherine the Great was such an energetic empress that she reorganized the provincial government, began state-sponsored education, and codified laws. Embracing western ideas, she enncouraged French customs and language, wrote plays and histories, and organized court performances. As a serious student of French thinkers, she led the Englightment.
Created for the first Duchess of Aosta by Musy. Now could be in possession of one of the daughters of the last King of Italy, Maria Gabriella of Savoy.http://www.angelfire.com/realm3/casasavoia/sixteen.html Convertible to a necklace (See Off The Frame)