16 November 2020

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Brabant Laurel vs Dagmar Floral


Which diamond floral tiara is your favorite?

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The Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara vs. Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara

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This antique diamond laurel wreath tiara, made in England in 1912, was given to Queen Mathilde of the Belgians by a group of aristocrats as a wedding present in 1999. She has worn the lovely convertible jewel often over the last two decades, both as a tiara and a necklace.


This detailed diamond floral tiara originally belonged to Princess Dagmar of Denmark, a sister of King Christian X (and King Haakon VII of Norway). The tiara was later passed on to Queen Margrethe II, who offered it as a long-term loan to her daughter-in-law, Princess Marie, in 2008. Since then, it has been Marie's primary tiara, worn for all sorts of gala occasions.