The Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara is said to have been part of the trousseau of Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, the second wife of Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, who ruled Luxembourg from 1890–1905. It’s most closely associated with her granddaughter, Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde, who favored the tiara when sitting for photographs or paintings during her reign from 1912–1919. Created between 1865 and 1870, the tiara features a large cushion-shaped blue sapphire at the center, which can be removed and worn separately. Surrounding the sapphire is a leaf-and-berry motif crafted from brilliant- and rose-cut diamonds set in white and yellow gold. Two loops at the base of the tiara can attach an additional element. The tiara passed on to Marie-Adélaïde’s sister and successor, Grand Duchess Charlotte, and has since been seen on Maria Teresa, the current Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, her daughter-in-law, Princess Tessy of Luxembourg and Princess Stephanie. The new princesses might appreciate the timeless design of a tiara such as this, which has been beloved by the Luxembourg royal family for more than a century.
Though this tiara is by no means simple, it is still the most simplistic tiara on this list in terms of the amount of stones used, as well as the intricacy of the design. The Nassau Tiara, which was most likely created sometime between 1865 and 1870, showcases a large cushion-shaped blue sapphire that can be removed and worn separately. A floral motif displaying leaves and berries, comprised of rose-cut diamonds, brilliant diamonds, yellow gold, and white gold, and surrounds the sapphire on both sides. This regal piece once belonged to the wife of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau, who was the Duchess of Luxembourg between 1890 and 1905.