In Defense of the Tiara – Albanian Goat

This one should be a fun one. The Albanian Goat Tiara was last in the news with the marriage of Prince Leka to Elia Zaharia  in 2016, but it goes back decades further to Queen Geraldine. Not much is known about the history of this piece, but it is thought to have been made in the 1930s, during the family’s time in exile.

Not many families can claim to have a tiara based on livestock…can they?

The Case For the Tiara

OC: I’m into it. It is unusual (to say the least!) but also links back to the family’s history in the region. Sparkly livestock isn’t for everyone and I doubt we will ever see a piece like this again.

LiL: I like it! From a distance it looks like just another plain old floral tiara. *yawn* . But when you get up close, SURPRISE! There’s a goat on it. I’d like to see this become more of a “thing”. Goats, chickens, horses. Royals love horses. Get Anne a horse tiara, stat!

The Case Against the Tiara

The Handbag: OH COME ON IT’S A GOAT, PEOPLE. A unmistakable goat that someone has to wear on their head and pretend that they are just fine with it. You know that that beautiful woman up there just wishes that it were a kitty, a rabbit or even a lion. Instead she has to wear a GOAT. A goat of priceless splendor, but a goat.

The Case of the Indecisive

LuckeyGirl: I just don’t know with this one. I like the whimsy and the “out there”-ness of it; it’s a be-jeweled goat for goodness sake. But I think this one might be a bridge too far…

What do you guys think?

How do you feel about the Goat Tiara?