|The Yusupov Diamond Sunburst Tiara|
|Prince Felix and Princess Irina|
|A Chaumet display of Yusupov jewels|
|Princess Irina in the Yusupov Diamond Sunburst Tiara|
Those pieces aside, Prince Felix hid most of the family jewelry in the Yusupov Palace in Moscow. The Yusupov jewel collection was one of considerable fame, so of course the Bolsheviks came looking for it. One of the Yusupovs' loyal employees refused to give up the location and was executed, but the jewels were ultimately discovered and confiscated.
|Looking over the confiscated Yusupov jewels|
If the tiara were around today…which royal do you think would wear it best?
One final note: Cartier also made at least one tiara in a very similar design (with a yellow diamond or star sapphire center), which is still in existence. I've often seen this identified as the Yusupov tiara, but it is not.