Which regal blossoms will win this round?
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The Imperial Chrysanthemum Tiara vs. The Diamond Daisy Bandeau
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This all-diamond tiara features one of the most important symbols of the Japanese imperial family: the chrysanthemum flower. The piece was a favorite of Michiko’s mother-in-law, Empress Nagako, who wore it on Akihito and Michiko’s wedding day in 1959. Michiko has often chosen this piece for banquets. She also wore the tiara on the wedding day of her younger son, Crown Prince Fumihito, in 1990.
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This delicate tiara was made around 1910, but it didn’t arrive in Norway until 2001. That year, King Harald V and Queen Sonja purchased it as a wedding gift for their new daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mette-Marit. She wore it on her wedding day, and it has been her favorite tiara in the almost two decades that have elapsed since. The sleek diamond sparkler is an excellent complement to Mette-Marit’s cool Nordic style.