10 November 2014

Redesign It: The Swedish Diamond Four-Button Tiara

Crown Princess Victoria wears the tiara, 2004

Of all the sparklers in the vast Bernadotte tiara collection, the family's tiara featuring four diamond buttons is perhaps the least-loved of the bunch. (I'll admit it, I've been rude about this one in the past, too -- I call this one "the Jeep.") If you could make changes to this tiara, which was designed in the twentieth century using antique diamond button elements, what would you do?