Made in 1906 by Ansorena with over 500 diamonds and platinum, it features the Fleur de Lys, the heraldic emblem of the House of Bourbon. The tiara was a wedding gift from King Alfonso XIII of Spain to his bride Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (later knows as Queen Ena) The tiara worn only by the Queen of Spain (at present Queen Sofia).
Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain wearing her Cartier Tiara (1920) and
an Emerald Demi-Parure inherited from her godmother, Empress Eugénie of
the French. Photographed by William Sumits in a room at
Claridge’s Hotel, London, 1947.