19 May 2014

Redesign It: The Henckel von Donnersmarck Tiara

Since emerald is the birthstone designated for May babies, I thought it only fitting that we consider how we'd re-imagine one of the most valuable emerald tiaras ever to hit the auction block: the emerald and diamond tiara made around 1900 by Chaumet for the second wife of Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck, a German industrialist and aristocrat. If you had the chance to make changes to this rather interesting emerald sparkler, what would you do?