Britain · Tiaras

Fringe Friday

Trying something new - no battles or defenses, just a look at some of our spiky friends. This series was inspired by this Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxwdKXanuYg/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link That is the Fringe Tiara belonging to Princess Louise, daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Louise was Bertie and… Continue reading Fringe Friday

Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Teck Crescent Tiara

Programming Note: Hofdame Bits and Bobs will publish on Monday. Time to dip back into the British Vault, way back, since this one hasn't been seen on a royal head since the Queen Mum: The Teck Crescent Tiara. The History As the name suggests this one comes from the Teck side of the Royal Family,… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Teck Crescent Tiara

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