Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Jewels: laurel tiara
On the occasion of her wedding to crown prince Philippe of Belgium in 1999, the "Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique" presented Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz with a unique gift: a diamond tiara in the shape of a wreath of laurel leafs.
The tiara had been purchased in Britain. It contains 631 diamonds and 56 rose cut diamonds.
The tiara was made in 1912, by London jewellers Hennell & Sons. Its previous owner was Mrs Helen May White.
The tiara can also be worn as a necklace.
5 July 2014 King Philippe and queen Mathilde were in Rome, Italy for the wedding of ther nephew, prince Amedeo of Belgium (Philippe'...
1999, La Havana (Cuba) Summer of 2001, France August 2002, Galicia (Spain) with princess Maria...
Mathilde's sister, Marie-Alix d'Udekem d'Acoz (1974-1997) was one year younger than Mathilde. Marie-Alix was the one ...