What tiaras are/were owned by the Dukes of Bedford?
I know of two tiaras that belong to the Dukes of Bedford. First a floral tiara that was created circa 1830 by Fossin (a predecessor to Chaumet) and was a gift from the 7th Duke to his wife Anna.
There is also an amethyst tiara that was created circa 1870 probably also by Fossin.
Both tiaras were recently featured in the Chaumet: Imperial Splendors exhibition at the Palace Museum in Beijing, China. The pieces were credited as being on loan from the Bedford Estates meaning the family has created a trust to protect their historical collection.
This fascinating diamond tiara from the collection of Christian Lady Hesketh celebrates the Act of Union in 1801 which united Great Britain and Ireland, in its use of the emblems of the rose, the thistle and the shamrock – for England, Scotland and Ireland respectively.
Diamond Floral Tiara: Worn today by Princess Marie, this diamond floral tiara is the property of Queen Margrethe, who received it from her parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. The piece dates to the early twentieth century; its first owner was Princess Dagmar. Princess Marie wore the tiara on her wedding day in 2008.