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
In this latest set of Defenses we've seen a few of the convertible tiaras out there. Now...it's time to pick a winner!! The contenders are: The Dutch Pearl Button Tiara / Dutch Star Tiara For the history and results, click here. The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara For the history and results, click here. The Musy… Continue reading Battle of the Tiaras – Convertible Edition
The inspiration for the last few Defense of the Tiaras was the Sweden / South Korea State Dinner, held on June 14th. While Queen Silvia was radiant in the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara, it was the tiaras of her daughters, and daughter-in-law, that prompted this series. This week we are putting the fringe / fringe-adjacent tiaras… Continue reading Battle of the Tiaras – It’s a Fringe Off!!!