|Crown Princess Cecilie wears the kokoshnik [source]|
Anyway, the the tiara is impressive indeed. The piece is shaped like a kokoshnik headdress, with a Greek key design running along its borders and delicate diamond latticework in the central sections. Large diamonds are studded across the piece, giving extra substance and sparkle to the light and airy web of smaller diamonds.
|Princess Kira wears the kokoshnik [source]|
The tiara appeared once more on a Prussian bride in 2011, when Princess Sophie of Isenburg, the wife of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, surprised many by donning it at her wedding reception. (You'll remember that she wore her family's tiara for the ceremony.) Georg Friedrich is the grandson of Louis Ferdinand and Kira -- and he's also the stepson and nephew of the aforementioned Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg. Have a bit of fun with Google on that subject after you've finished marveling at this meander!
Note: this is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on The Court Jeweller in January 2014.