A royal tiara 'worth millions' has been stolen from an exhibition in Nottinghamshire 3 years ago

A royal tiara 'worth millions' has been stolen from an exhibition in Nottinghamshire

Fess up, lads.

A royal tiara steeped in historical significance has been stolen from the Harley Gallery at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK.

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The incident occurred earlier this week, between 21:45 and 22:00 GMT on Tuesday and police have since appealed for information.

The tiara was a Cartier creation made for Winifred, Duchess of Portland, to wear to the 1902 coronation of King Edward VII.

 

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The BBC has reported that the thieves used power tools to smash through an armoured case and had an alleged getaway car - a silver Audi S5 which was later found burnt out in Cross Lane, Blidworth.

The publication spoke to James Lewis from Bamford auctioneers in Derby said it had been "designed in a period when money was no object".

 

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**BREAKING NEWS!!** The Portland Tiara made by Cartier in 1902 was stolen in a heist on the Portland Collection last tuesday in the Harley Gallery at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK. The magnificent jewel was specially made to the Duchess of Portland, for the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. This gold and silver tiara was set with diamonds, notably the Portland Diamond that belonged to the family since the 19th century and a set of briolette-cut drops that were reportedly of Indian origin. All diamonds were supplied to Cartier by the 6th Duke of Portland. The thieves managed to steal the tiara from the safety glass window at the exhibition and escaped before the being cought by the security guards that got the the scene 90 seconds too late. The Portland Collection is made up of paintings, jewellery and other art collected by the Dukes over 400 years. In 2010, this tiara was not among the family jewels sold at auction at Christie’s London and remained in the Estate, until Tuesday… © The Portland Collection . .via @portugalgemas #portlandtiara #tiara #heist #jewelleryheist #jewelryheist #royaljewellery #royaljewelry #portlandcollection #historicjewelry #diadem #diamondtiara #cartiertiara #cartier #finejewelry #loss #robbed #portugalgemas #cartier #HighJewelleryDream

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The main feature in its design is the Portland diamond, but the tiara features a number of other diamonds and is all set in gold and silver.

With the item being so conspicuous, it is feared that the tiara could be broken up and sold in parts if it is not procured soon.