16 July 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Floral Aigrette vs Naasut

This contest features flowers in diamonds and gold!

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The Danish Floral Aigrette vs. The Naasut Tiara

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Some believe that this incredible, flexible floral ornament originally belonged to Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, grandmother of King Frederik IX. We know for sure, though, that in the 1960s it belonged to a famous Danish-American tenor, Lauritz Melchior. He sold it to King Frederik in 1963, and it's been sparkling on the heads of Queen Ingrid and Queen Margrethe II ever since. Queen Margrethe is especially inventive in the ways she wears the three-sectioned tiara.

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One of the newest sparklers in the Danish collection, this gold tiara was Greenland's Ruby Jubilee gift to Queen Margrethe II in 2012. The tiara and its coordinating earrings were designed by Nicolai Appel and made from melted-down Greenlandic coins. The name of the tiara, Naasut, translates roughly to "flowers from Greenland." It has become a favorite of Margrethe's in recent years.

A sparkling necklace and more tiara votes are coming your way next!