24 November 2020

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Alia's Cartier vs Miller Fringe


Two exuberant tiaras meet up in this contest!

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Queen Alia's Cartier Tiara vs. The Miller Fringe Tiara


This abstract, modern diamond tiara was a gift from King Hussein of Jordan to his third wife, Queen Alia. The Cartier-made tiara was worn by Alia until her untimely death; it was inherited by her only daughter, Princess Haya. She still owns it today, though she has loaned it on occasion to her sister-in-law, Queen Rania.

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A classic, balanced diamond tiara with distinctive fringes and spikes, this Russian-inspired sparkler was a christening gift from Chantal Miller to her granddaughter, Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark. Olympia's mother, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, wore the tiara exclusively during Olympia's childhood. More recently, Olympia herself has begun wearing it at Danish royal events.