Denmark · Tiaras

Fix This Fiasco–Daisy’s Turquoise Pieces

I refuse to call this set a parure. I suppose it technically meets the definition, but your pal OC just can’t do it. Turquoise is a stone which means many different things to many people. Many of these pieces are gifts from the late Henrik so there is added sentimentality. It's a small bandeau rarely… Continue reading Fix This Fiasco–Daisy’s Turquoise Pieces

Sweden · Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – The Cameo

Time for a perennial love it or hate it tiara...the Swedish Cameo Tiara. This one dates back to the coronation of Napoleon, apparently made for Josephine by the court's jeweler Marie-Étienne Nitot. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'LpurdK8oR5dnYMdvioZBoA',sig:'YYauhF2FKJjEx0O59zvDS3KC_Rno73eIduY6H5KUpEM=',w:'395px',h:'594px',items:'102223673',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Upon Josephine's death in 1814, it seems her son, Eugene inherits the tiara. Eugene was… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – The Cameo

Denmark · Japan · Netherlands · Tiaras

Battle of the Tiaras – Star Edition

And here we are again...time for a Battle. Side note: anyone remember Celebrity Deathmatch from MTV in the 90s? For some reason this reminds me of that...without the death or bad claymation... As The Handbag suggested over on the Japanese Abdication post we are going to put some star tiaras up against each other. Máxima's… Continue reading Battle of the Tiaras – Star Edition

Other Royals · Spain · Tiaras

Duchess of Calabria Sapphire Parure

Princess Alicia Maria Teresa Francesca Luisa Pia Anna Valeria of Bourbon-Parma was born in 1917 and became a member of the Spanish royalty through her marriage to Infante Alfonso of Spain, Prince of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria. She is the current king's paternal half-great aunt through marriage. Pinterest Married in 1936, the now-Infanta… Continue reading Duchess of Calabria Sapphire Parure