With the auction world buzzing over the record £7.8 million pounds paid for an emerald tiara this week, Christie's announces the auction of another fabulous head piece, the Rosebery tiara, resplendant with much sought after natural pearls. The jewels belonged to one of Britain's wealthiest women of the C19th. On the 8th June the Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch will come under the hammer at Christie's sale of Important Jewels in London. Not only is this an exquisite collection of jewels, it is also shimmering with beautiful natural pearls. The timing seems to be spot on with all things royal in vogue. These are three of the most important jewels that belonged to Hannah, Countess of Rosebery (1851-1890) née de Rothschild. Christie's describes them as "Victorian ancestral jewels of the first rank, they were made in the opulent grand Victorian court style and comprise a series of large natural pearl and diamond clusters. These jewels will be sold as two lots: The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara which is expected to realise between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 and The Rosebery pearl and diamond bracelet and brooch (estimate:£300,000-400,000)." The seven drop-shaped pearls detach to form brooches. Keith Penton, Head of Jewels Christie's London: "The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch were at the heart of Lady Rosebery's vast array of magnificent jewels, which rivaled those of the crowned heads of Europe at the time. They are a rare survival of 19th century English aristocratic splendour, as so much ancestral jewellery has been sold anonymously, remounted or broken down. Having descended through various branches of the family and survived the vicissitudes of fashion, the jewels are being offered for sale from a private collection for the first time since their creation nearly 140 years ago. As jewellery market leaders for 17 consecutive years, Christie's are proud to offer these spectacular examples on an international stage at a time when pearls are once more appreciated for their great beauty and rarity." Read more of the Mail Online's coverage here.