07 December 2020

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Sibilla's Diamond vs Belgian Scroll



This contest pairs up two tiaras from Luxembourg!


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Princess Sibilla's Diamond Tiara vs. The Belgian Scroll Tiara


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This impressive diamond tiara, which features echoes of Art Deco in its design, is actually two tiaras in one. The piece can either be worn in its full form or in a smaller version that features delicate diamond spikes across the top. It belongs to Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, a sister-in-law of Grand Duke Henri, who frequently loans it to friends and relatives. In 2012, the small version was worn by her sister-in-law, Countess Diane de Nassau, and in 2013, the full version was worn by Princess Sylvie d'Arenberg (pictured above) at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden.


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This lovely, classic diamond tiara was a wedding gift to Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium on her marriage to the future Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg in 1953. The tiara was given to her by the Société Générale, a French bank. She wore the sparkler on her wedding day, and it's been a key part of the family's jewelry collection ever since. In 2009, it narrowly escaped the auction block, but today, it's worn regularly by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.