17 July 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Pearl Poire vs Midnight

Our final tiara vote of the week is here!

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The Pearl PoirĂ© Tiara vs. The Midnight Tiara

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One of the most important tiaras in the Danish royal collection, this sparkler came to Denmark via Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. It was given to Princess Louise of Prussia when she married Prince Frederick of the Netherlands in 1825, and it was inherited in quick succession by her daughter, Queen Louise of Sweden and Norway, and her granddaughter, Queen Lovisa of Denmark. Lovisa brought the tiara to Copenhagen, where it has been worn by a succession of Danish queens: Queen Alexandrine, Queen Ingrid, and now Queen Margrethe II. It features a coordinating brooch and is often worn with a pearl necklace and earrings given to Lovisa by the Khedive of Egypt.

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This unusual modern tiara pays tribute to Crown Princess Mary of Denmark's Australian heritage. The designer, Charlotte Lynggaard, incorporated leaves and berries inspired by the Golden Wattle, one of Australia's national symbols. The tiara is made of oxidized silver, rose gold, white gold, diamonds, and moonstones. Mary has the right to wear the tiara (as well as its coordinating earrings and brooch) as part of a long-term loan with the jeweler.

We've got necklace, tiaras, and voting results coming up this weekend!