Today marks the 95th Anniversary of the Birth of the late Paula, Princess of Fürstenberg, who was born on this day in 1926! A Countess zu Königsegg-Aulendorf who married the Prince zu Fürstenberg, the Head of the illustrious and wealthy German Princely Family, the late Princess wore quite a few family heirlooms, so we are featuring the Fürstenberg Tiaras!
An high and elaborate diamond scroll tiara set with multiple large diamonds, this Tiara is likely a historic Family Heirloom, the tiara was notably worn by Princess Ida. the consort of Prince Karl Egon V at the Wedding Ball of Princess Marie Louise of Prussia and Count Rudolf of Schönburg-Glauchau in 1971. Princess Paula had worn the Tiara earlier, for the Wedding Ball of her sister-in-law in 1954, as well as another Gala in the 1950s.
The current Princess von Fürstenberg, born Princess Maximiliane of Windisch-Graetz, has worn the Diamond Tiara, and more recently it was pictured on Countess Matilde dei Principi Borromeo Arese Taverna when she married Prince Antonius zu Fürstenberg, a younger son of the current Prince and Princess.
Pearl and Diamond Tiara
Consisting of diamond medallions topped by pear-shaped pearls, this Family Heirloom also dates from the 19th century, and was made for Princess of Fürstenberg, née Countess Irma of Schönborn Buchheim in the 1890s using brooches made in the 1870s. The Tiara was often worn by Princess Paula in the 1960s and 1970s, notably at the Wedding Ball of Princess Marie Louise of Prussia and Count Rudolf of Schönburg-Glauchau in 1971. More recently, the Pearl and Diamond Tiara was worn by the current Princess von Fürstenberg for the Wedding Ball of Duke Friedrich of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Wied in 1993. The Tiara is on Auction at Christies in May 2022.
The Fürstenberg Family also owns a Turquoise and Diamond Flower Tiara, which was worn by Princess Marie Antoinette von Fürstenberg, daughter of the late Princess, for her Wedding Ball with Count Johannes of Schoenborn Wiesentheid in 1977, and it was also worn by her younger sister, Princess Anna von Furstenberg, at her Wedding in 1994. The Tiara was auctioned in March 2023. More HERE.