17 December 2020

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Vine Leaves vs Sophie's Diamond

Time for our final tiara vote of round two!

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The Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara vs. Queen Sophie's Diamond Tiara


This lovely diamond tiara includes natural elements, like leaf and berry motifs, in its design. Made in the second half of the nineteenth century, it is now worn by the women of Luxembourg's grand ducal family. Five Nassau brides, including Princess Claire, have also chosen the romantic tiara as a bridal diadem.

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The first owner of this large, intricate diamond tiara was Queen Sophie of the Hellenes, who was born Princess Sophie of Prussia. The piece is an intriguing combination of modern and traditional styles. Many of the stones are large, rectangular diamonds. But those stones are nestled within more traditional floral designs. The tiara was later worn by Sophie's daughter-in-law, Queen Friederike, and was most recently spotted on Crown Princess Marie-Chantal.