12 November 2020

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Stuart vs Boucheron Laurel Wreath

 

It's time for our final tiara contest of the week!


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The Stuart Tiara vs. The Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara


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This grand Dutch royal tiara dates to 1897, but the biggest diamond in it, the forty-carat Stuart Diamond, has been in royal hands since the seventeenth century. The sparkler was a favorite of the late Queen Juliana, and in recent years, Queen Maxima has begun wearing in public, too.


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This convertible diamond necklace/tiara was Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden's wedding gift from her new husband's grandmother, Queen Sofia of Sweden. The laurel wreath was inherited by Margareta's third son, Prince Bertil, and worn by his wife, Princess Lilian. When she died in 2013, she bequeathed the tiara to her great-niece, Crown Princess Victoria, who now wears it often.