Platina and 18k gold, set with drop cut garnets and old cut diamonds, tot. app. 15 cts. The upper diamond part, consisting of 83 antique cut diamonds, tot app. 25 cts, the large center stone app 1.60 cts, easily converts into a fabolous diamond rivière, from c. 1900 L. 45 cm. Height of the tiara 7 cm, width 28 cm. Box.
1 400 000 - 1 600 000 SEK
149 254 - 170 576 EUR
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.