Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

This is one of my faves, but doesn't get a lot of love from the royal watching crowds. History This one started its royal life with Infanta Maria de la Paz of Spain. It was a wedding present from her mother, Queen Isabella II upon her marriage to Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria in 1883.… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

Belgium

In Defense of the Tiara – Belgian Nine Provinces

This time around we are in the not so deep Belgian vaults, taking a look at their "big gun" tiara: The Nine Provinces Tiara. The Facts The Nine Provinces Tiara joined the Belgian vault in 1926, as a wedding present from the people of Belgium to Princess Astrid of Sweden, upon her marriage to King… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Belgian Nine Provinces

Denmark

In Defense of the Tiara – Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara

The Facts This delicate diamond tiara was a wedding gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. It is convertible, and can be worn as a necklace. Its light and airy sparkles are a nice counterpoint to the elaborate ruby parure Mary has the use of for big occasions. Mary added the pearls in 2011, to… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara