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Re: Great Thanks!
The large O-N pearls from the Van Kempen tiara were reset in the tiara created for Queen Wilhelmina around 1900. If the upper part of the Van Kempen tiara still exists the central sunburst could easily have been used as a brooch but since we never saw it again I fear the worst. Perhaps the setting became brittle.The only stone from the Vk tiara that visibly made it into the current House Diamond Tiara is the drop shaped diamond. The wire base of the replica is also different from the original and the stones don't match plus all the other jewels in the displays are also clearly replicas. I imagine René Brus knows more about this.