It seems that the tiara presented to Pius IX by the Palatine Guard in 1877 is the one most frequently seen in the photos. Made of silver mesh over a felt base with three crowns with floral ornaments, the tiara is adorned with 540 pearls. The three crowns are decorated with various gems: rubies, emeralds, sapphires, grenades, spinels, aquamarines, hyacinths and chrysolites. The top of the tiara consists of a thin gold layer with 8 rubies and 8 emeralds on it. There is a blue enamelled monde topped with a cross with 11 brilliants on them. A lovely ornament is small flowers interwoven between the tassels of lappets on which the coat of arms of Pius IX is visible.