Tota pulchra et pretiosa

Tiara of Leo XIII

sedevacantebeing00gris_0135The tiara presented to Pope Leo XIII by Parisian Catholics in 1888 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his priesthood. Originally it was decorated with 11 sapphires, 19 emeralds, 32 rubies, 252 pearls and 529 diamonds, most of which was later removed (see picture below).