Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck's Emerald and Diamond Tiara Photo 24

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The Best Gems of All Time Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck's Emerald and Diamond Tiara

Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck's Emerald and Diamond Tiara

The tiara is composed of eleven rare Colombian emerald pear-shaped drops, which are rumored to have belonged to Empress Eugenie. The tiara was commissioned around 1900 by a German prince for wife, Katharina, and was last sold at a Sotheby's auction in Geneva for $12.7 million.