FTLOR’s 100 Favorite Royal Jewels (✰)
↳ 2. The Fife Tiara
"The diamonds are mounted in gold and set in silver; the pear-shaped diamonds in the middle move freely."
Diamond + turquoise floral tiara made with seven removable pin drags. Made by Mellerio, 1860s.
The Lady Raine Spencer tiara, owned by stepmother to the late Diana, Princess of Wales is displayed in the V&A’s ‘Pearls’ exhibition in west London on September 18, 2013. Running from September 21, 2013 to January 19, 2014, the exhibition includes items of jewellery worn by aristocracy and celebrities as well as explaining the science behind their creation.
The Hanover tiara, worn by both wives of Prince Johann Georg of Saxony, is displayed in the V&A’s ‘Pearls’ exhibition in west London on September 18, 2013. Running from September 21, 2013 to January 19, 2014, the exhibition includes items of jewellery worn by aristocracy and celebrities as well as explaining the science behind their creation.
The Russian Field Diadem - made for Empress Maria Feodorovna, wife of Paul I
The Battle of the Sapphires
Which sppahire tiara is your favorite?
- Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara [Sweden/Queen Silvia]
- Marie Feodorovna’s Sapphire Bandeau [England/Princess Margaret]
- Dutch Sapphire Necklace Tiara [Netherlands/Queen Maxima]
- Grand Duchess Marie-Adelaide’s Tiara [Luxembourg/Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie]
- Lady Paola’s Sapphire and Diamond Tiara [England/Lady Paola]
which reigns as your favorite?
The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara!
Danish Tiaras: Midnight Tiara
This tiara was designed by Charlotte Lynggaard of the Ole Lynggaard firm, a jeweler to the Danish royal court, and was handmade by goldsmiths in the company’s studio. It was created especially for an exhibit at Amalienborg Royal Palace Museum in 2009 which combined antique tiaras with modern designs, including a selection of tiaras on loan from the Danish royal family.
After seeing it at the exhibition, Crown Princess Mary borrowed it to wear for Prince Henrik’s 75th birthday celebrations in June of 2009. She also wore matching earrings and a brooch. A deal was struck: Crown Princess Mary didn’t have to purchase the tiara, and the jeweler retains ownership, but they won’t sell it and Crown Princess Mary has exclusive rights to borrow it.
This tiara includes 31 flower buds created with over 1,300 small diamond brilliants and polished moonstones set into a structure of leaves and branches hand graved in 18 carat rose and white gold with black oxidized silver. The colors and light and shading effects replicate a starry moonlit sky at midnight, and thus it is appropriately known as the Midnight Tiara.