The russian aquamarine kokoshnik
This stunning tiara was once part of the Russian imperial jewelry collection. The tiara was made in Germany in 1910
The tiara is made with diamonds and rectangular aquamarines set in platinum and gold
It’s long been said that the aquamarine kokoshnik came from the personal jewelry collection of Alexandra Feodorovna, the last Empress of Russia.
The precise whereabouts of the tiara is unknown, but a very similar tiara was auctioned in Sotherby’s in Switzerland in 1980, and privately sold by Christie’s in 2014 and again in 2017 in London calling it an antique aquamarine tiara and not mentioning any imperial connection
It has recently come to light that the tiara was acquired by the Japanese based Albion Art Institute, one of the biggest privately owned collections of historic jewels in the world, the institute often lends its tiaras and jewels to exhibitions around the World
Item No: 31-003