15 April 2021

Floral Tiara Tournament: Brabant Laurel vs Boucheron Laurel



Our final match of the week pairs up two delicate laurel wreath tiaras!


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The Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara vs. The Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara


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This antique diamond laurel wreath tiara, made in England in 1912, was given to Queen Mathilde of the Belgians by a group of aristocrats as a wedding present in 1999. She has worn the lovely convertible jewel often over the last two decades, both as a tiara and a necklace.


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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.