Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Queen Mary’s Fringe

With the news this week that Princess Beatrice's wedding gown will go on exhibit, we've decided to take on one of Her Majesty's favorite tiaras - The Queen Mary Fringe. This is one of three fringe tiaras that Queen Elizabeth II owns (along with two fringe necklaces), the other two being Queen Adelaide's Fringe tiara… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Queen Mary’s Fringe

Sweden

Starter Tiaras – Crown Princess Victoria

Here we go, another new series here at the Handbag! In this series of posts we're going to be talking Starter Tiaras, starting with the first tiaras of some of our favorite royal ladies, and working up to guessing/wishing/praying for the Starter Tiaras for the next generation of royal women. And to kick this series… Continue reading Starter Tiaras – Crown Princess Victoria

Norway · Tiaras

Before or After – Norwegian Emerald Tiara

Back in the Cameo Defense Post, we discussed briefly the Norwegian Emerald Tiara and the fan shaped elements that replaced the pear shaped emeralds that were removed to make earrings. It made me think...which is better, before or after? Before After I prefer the original, as I think the pear emeralds balance out the honking… Continue reading Before or After – Norwegian Emerald Tiara

Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

This is one of my faves, but doesn't get a lot of love from the royal watching crowds. History This one started its royal life with Infanta Maria de la Paz of Spain. It was a wedding present from her mother, Queen Isabella II upon her marriage to Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria in 1883.… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara