Norway

Starter Tiaras – Princess Märtha Louise

Jumping next door for the next tiara in this series with Märtha Louise's 18th birthday tiara - The King Olav Gift Tiara. As you can probably guess from the name, this was a gift to Märtha Louise from her grandfather, King Olav, for her 18th birthday. It was made by Garrard, and seems to be… Continue reading Starter Tiaras – Princess Märtha Louise

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