Two modern British floral tiaras face off in this contest!
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The Ogilvy Tiara vs. The Burmese Ruby Tiara
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Sir Angus Ogilvy commissioned this diamond floral sparkler for his new wife, Princess Alexandra of Kent, in the early 1960s. Collingwood made the tiara using a set of diamond flowers that have interchangeable center stones, allowing the tiara to be worn in pearl, sapphire, or turquoise settings.
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When Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom needed a ruby tiara in the 1970s, she had diamonds from the dismantled Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara combined with a cache of Burmese rubies to create this distinctive sparkler. The piece features bold Tudor-style roses in its design, and the Queen often pairs it with various ruby and diamond pieces from her collection.
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