Above, a spectacular tiara of diamonds and nine cabochon-cut emeralds created by Van Cleef & Arpels for HIH Princess Shahnaz of Iran, the oldest daughter of the Shah, to wear at the Coronation of 1967. The tiara is part of a parure composed of the tiara, a necklace and the pair of earrings seen below the tiara, all with cabochon-cut emeralds and old-cut diamonds, loose stones from the treasure. At the coronation ceremony Princess Shahnaz wore only the tiara and the earrings, wearing the necklace on the same evening to attend opera and the ball.
This tiara was worn by HIH Princess Fatemeh of Iran at the coronation ceremony of her half-brother, the Shah. The Princess has Qajar blood in her veins and she was curiously the only one to wear a Qajar Tiara, from the treasure. The tiara is in form of sunburst and each of the rays ends either with a pearl or an emerald. The central stone is a spinel.
Scene inside the Grand Hall of the Golestan Palace in Teheran. Little Princess Farahnaz wore a small bandeau of diamonds, while her elder sister, on her left, wore the tiara that can be seen at the top of this page. Behind Princess Shahnaz it is possible to see Princess Fatemeh, half-sister of the Shah, wearing the tiara in form of sunburst which is also displayed above.
Like all the women of the Imperial Family, HIH Princess Ashraf, the twin sister of the Shah of Iran, wore emeralds and diamonds at the coronation of her brother. In this picture it is possible to admire her parure, composed of tiara, earrings and brooch.
The three pieces above form emerald and diamond parure created by Van Cleef & Arpels for HIH Princess Shams of Iran, the elder sister of the Shah. The tiara is formed by diamonds and square emeralds, apart of the one on the centre top. The necklace, with ten square cut emeralds, was not actually worn by Princess Shams during the celebrations, since at the ceremony she only wore the tiara and the earrings and on the evening she wore different jewels.
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