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

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

Battle of the Tiaras – Cartier Early 20th Century Design

Between 1912 and 1915 Cartier designed a series of kokoshnik-shaped tiaras incorporating unusual and dramatic materials, such as platinum, blackened steel, onyx, and rock crystal, all embellished with diamonds. Proof positive that you can combine diamonds with just about anything, or at least Cartier could. Henri Picq, Cartier's main supplier, was considered the premier artist… Continue reading Battle of the Tiaras – Cartier Early 20th Century Design

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

Sweden · Tiaras

Ten Best for the Tenth Anniversary-Wedding Guest Attire

If I've said it once, I've said it a dozen times here on the Bag...THIS is the event that keeps on giving. These guests are in no particular order, until the very last (and best according to this Hofdame). Let's get down to business! Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg He may not be everyone's cup… Continue reading Ten Best for the Tenth Anniversary-Wedding Guest Attire