Tiara designed as a tapered openwork panel of old European-cut diamond scrolls; central diamond weighing approximately: 1.40 carats; remaining diamonds weighing approximately: 35.00 carats total;, mounted in platinum topped eighteen karat gold; width: 6 1/4in. Sold at auction for 35,000 USD.
Comb made of brass wire by Alexander Calder, ca.1940. In addition to the mobiles that made him famous, Calder also created 1800 pieces of jewellery. He started making jewellery at age 10 for his sister’s dolls, using wire he found in the streets. By the late 1930s and ’40s, he was creating jewellery sculptures, among them were combs and tiaras | The Calder Foundation, NY