17 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Lotus Flower vs Aquamarine Ribbon

Our first sparkling match-up of the day pits a classic royal tiara with a more modern diadem...

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The Lotus Flower Tiara vs. The Aquamarine Ribbon Tiara

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This charming diamond and pearl tiara, made in the 1920s, originally belonged to the Queen Mother. It later became one of Princess Margaret's signature pieces, and now it's worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Its delicate design and gorgeous Egyptian-inspired motifs make it a major contender for a title.

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The background of this tiara, which features five bright blue aquamarines surrounded by curling diamond ribbons, is a bit of a mystery. It was worn by the Queen in the 1970s, and more recently, it's resurfaced on the Countess of Wessex. Unabashedly ornate and cheerful, this tiara could give the Lotus Flower a run for its money!

Our next tiara showdown will be posted here in just a few hours...