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.

"The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)," directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • Wiesler:You see? Just now, you weren't being yourself.
  • Christa-Maria:No?
  • Wiesler:No.
  • Christa-Maria:So you know her well, this Christa-Maria Sieland. What do you think - would she hurt someone who loves her above all else? Would she sell herself for art?
  • Wiesler:For art? You already have art. That'd be a bad deal. You are a great artist. Don't you know that?
  • Christa-Maria:And you are a good man.

ROYAL JEWELS - Emerald and Diamond Tiara 

Magnificent and rare antique emerald and diamond tiara, circa 1900, previously owned by Princess Katharina Henckel Von Donnersmarck. The tiara was sold at Sotheby’s for a record-breaking $11,912,064 in May 2011.