In Defense of the Tiara – Modern Gold Tiara

After yesterday’s fun with orange jewels (thanks OC!!), we’re heading up to Scandinavia for this installment, taking a trip into Norway’s vault for the Modern Gold Tiara.

This was a gift to Queen Sonja from King Harald in 1997 for her 60th birthday. It’s designed as strips of gold, with diamonds interspersed and an interchangeable gem at the center. The original version had orange stones at the center; later both green tourmalines and diamonds have made an appearance.

The Case For the Tiara

OC: The last few times I’ve seen photos, the grooves reminded me of stacked wood, which made me then think of boats, and then Vikings. Couldn’t get more Norway than that, right? Even that central motif could be seen as a sail. Now, excuse me while I go take an anti-inflammatory tablet as that was a BIG stretch.

The Case Against the Tiara

LiL: No. Should I say more? Ok. Hells no. IT’S A WATCH BAND. I hope M-M loses this one at the bottom of the jewelery case.

LG: I am all for adding new tiaras to the vaults, but this one reminds me of an 80s Timex watch band. I could maybe get behind the diamond version…maybe…if it was all that was left and I had to pick something.

The Handbag: For once I am wordless. Or almost so. NO.

What do you guys think?

How do you feel about the Modern Gold Tiara?