Jewels of the Royal World · Spain

Tiara Tales – La Rusa

We are taking a quick break from Designer Diaries to do a deep dive into this fascinating tiara. Thank you to Iselen for this riveting post! This has it all: broken marriages, revolution, intrigue, and drama. You won't be disappointed. The Spanish Royal House has never clarified the origin of any jewel officially, a decision… Continue reading Tiara Tales – La Rusa

Norway

Starter Tiaras – Princess Märtha Louise

Jumping next door for the next tiara in this series with Märtha Louise's 18th birthday tiara - The King Olav Gift Tiara. As you can probably guess from the name, this was a gift to Märtha Louise from her grandfather, King Olav, for her 18th birthday. It was made by Garrard, and seems to be… Continue reading Starter Tiaras – Princess Märtha Louise

Sweden

Starter Tiaras – Crown Princess Victoria

Here we go, another new series here at the Handbag! In this series of posts we're going to be talking Starter Tiaras, starting with the first tiaras of some of our favorite royal ladies, and working up to guessing/wishing/praying for the Starter Tiaras for the next generation of royal women. And to kick this series… Continue reading Starter Tiaras – Crown Princess Victoria

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