14 January 2021

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Emma's Diamond vs Sophie's Diamond

It's time for our final tiara vote of this round!

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Queen Emma's Diamond Tiara vs. Queen Sophie's Diamond Tiara

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This diamond tiara, which features a trio of harp designs with large diamond rosette-style clusters in their centers, was made for Queen Emma of the Netherlands in 1890. She often topped the piece with diamond star ornaments. Today, the tiara is part of the Dutch royal jewelry foundation, and it's worn often by members of the family, including Princess Beatrix, Queen Maxima, and Princess Laurentien.

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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.