It’s time for a British royal tiara showdown!
The Ogilvy Tiara vs. The Poltimore Tiara
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.
This towering floral tiara was made by Garrard for Lady Poltimore in the 1870s. Princess Margaret bought it at an auction in 1959, and it became iconic when she wore it the following year at her royal wedding. After her death, her children sold the jewel at Christie’s, where it fetched $1.7 million at auction.