23 November 2020

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Girls of Great Britain and Ireland vs Moroccan Chaumet

 

Let's get the week off to a good start with some tiara voting!


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The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara vs. The Moroccan Chaumet Tiara


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One of the most classic and beautiful tiaras in the British collection, Queen Mary received this one as a wedding present in 1893. And although it is an all-diamond tiara today, it was originally topped by fourteen large pearls. Mary later had those pearls replaced with diamonds and used the pearls on her new Lover's Knot Tiara. Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, as a wedding present, and it's still one of the Queen's most-worn tiaras today.


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This modern, geometric tiara, featuring alternating elongated hexagonal elements and slender diamond spikes, is set with diamonds. Both the tiara and its coordinating earrings were made by Chaumet. The set's only public wearer so far is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, who wore the tiara and earrings in the Netherlands in 2013.