- Department: Jewellery
- Auction: 14 June 2012, lot 1081
- Viewing: 2 – 11 June 2012
The Danish Prins Viggo (1893-1970), count of Rosenborg and som to Prins Valdemar, ordered, according to information, the diamond tiara in the beginning of the 1930's from 'Jeweller of the Court' Dragsted, to his wife, Princess Viggo (1895-1966), Eleanor Green, countess of Rosenborg. It has been thought that the red stones are rubies and the tiara has therefor in litterature been described as the 'ruby kokosnik'. The red stones are in fact garnets. Jeweller Dragsted is said to have made several designs before creating the kokosnik but the style was clearly intended to be 'Russian'.
As the couple didn't have any childred the diamond kokoshnik was inherited to Prinsess Margaretha(1899-1977), a Swedish Princess turning Danish Princess by marriage, further to Count Flemming Valdemar of Rosenborg, former Danish and Icelandic Prince (1922-2002) and further on to present days owner.
Juvelerne i det danske kongehus, Bjarne Steen Jensen, Nyt Nordisk Forlag 2002, page 132-133.