Danish Tiaras → The Crown Princess' Wedding Tiara.

On May 14, 2004, Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik wed Australian native Miss Mary Donaldson in a lavish ceremony. To mark the special occasion, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik presented Mary with a tiara that was most likely purchased at an auction. The tiara is small, and was made with all diamonds.

On  2011,  Marianne Dulong added pearls to Mary’s tiara: a row on the bottom and on the tops of every other spike. The modification is not permanent; Mary still wears the tiara both with and without the pearls. The tiara can also be worn as a necklace.


Info: Commissioned by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria. It was later gifted to Princess Mary as wedding gift from her parents, King George V & Queen Mary. 
Creator:  Joseph Kitching, circa 1842  
Stone(s): Diamond, Blue Sapphire 
Metal: Silver, Yellow Gold 
Source: Order of Splendor 


The Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara 

Info: A wedding gift for Princess May of Teck (later Queen Mary) from the “Girls of Great Britain & Ireland”, it could also be worn as a necklace. Queen Mary removed the base to use as a bandeau and the pearls finials and replaced them with diamonds. She gave the tiara to then Princess Elizabeth for her wedding day in 1947. 
Stone(s): Diamond 
Metal: Silver 
Source: The Royal Collection 

The Prussian Meander Tiara


Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s diamond and aquamarine kokoshnik tiara.

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s diamond and emerald tiara created by jewelers Bolin and Fabergé  (1900).

Empress Maria Feodorovna’s diamond and sapphire diadem “Russian Beauty.”

Russian Imperial Wedding Tiara.


Rinceaux tiara, made by Cartier in 1910. Its delicate, foliate scrolls are composed of cushion-cut and round antique-cut diamonds, all millegrain-set in platinum.  Via Diamonds in the Library.

The diamond crown of Queen Therese of Bavaria


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↳ 8. Princess Dagmar’s Diamond Floral Tiara

This all-diamond floral tiara was given to Princess Dagmar of Denmark. It was then passed down to King Frederik IX, Dagmar’s nephew, despite her already having five children. Frederick gave it to his daughter, Princess Margrethe (now the Queen of Denmark), who loaned it to her daughter-in-law Marie Cavallier.”


The Gloucester diamond+ Turquoise parure

The first owner of this gorgeous parure was Queen Mary of Great Britain as a wedding gift from her parents, the duke and duchess of Teck. As you can see, the tiara was quite different.

Later on, it was modified and gave as a wedding gift to Alice Montagu-Douglas, bride of Prince Henry, duke of Gloucester,

Nowaday, the parure is used by the current duchess of Gloucester, Birgitte.


Danish Tiaras → The Ruby Parure

Jean Baptiste Bernadotte bought a ruby and diamond wreath tiara and accompanying parure for his wife, Désirée Clary, and she wore it on Napoleon Bonaparte’s corotation. This couple would later become King Carl XIV Johan and Queen Desideria of Sweden.

Queen Louise received the tiara as a wedding gift from her grandmother, Queen Josephine of Sweden when she married Frederik VIII because the rubies and diamonds echoed the colors of the Danish flag.

Queen Louise gave the tiara to her son Crown Prince Christian’s bride Alexandrine as a wedding gift, and it was Alexandrine that gave it to Princess Ingrid of Sweden when she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in 1935.

When Queen Ingrid died in 2000 she left the parure to her beloved grandson, Crown Prince Frederik, thereby ensuring that the future Crown Princess would have a truly grand and historical set of jewels to wear.