Happy Birthday to Queen Rania of Jordan! The royal fashion icon turns 51 today, and to celebrate, we’ve got a look at some of the royal tiaras she’s worn during her time as Jordan’s queen consort.
Cartier made this abstract diamond tiara, plus a pair of coordinating earrings, for Queen Alia of Jordan, the third wife of King Hussein, in the 1970s. After Alia’s death in 1977, the tiara was inherited by her daughter, Princess Haya. She has loaned the tiara to her sister-in-law, Queen Rania, on a few occasions. Notably, Rania wore it for the coronation of her husband, King Abdullah II of Jordan, in June 1999. Above, Rania wears the tiara for a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid during a state visit to Spain in October 1999.
Queen Rania’s Diamond Tiara
Queen Rania has also worn a section sparkling diamond tiara for a few different royal gala events. This tiara features an exaggerated, pointed base. It also includes a floralesque set of diamond clusters in its design. Above, Rania wears the tiara for a state banquet at Windsor Castle in November 2001, during a state visit to the United Kingdom. She’s also worn the tiara for an official portrait.
The Boucheron Emerald Ivy Tiara
This unique tiara, made of emeralds set in black gold, features a trailing vine design. The piece was dreamed up by British jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge for Boucheron in 2003. Queen Rania wore the piece in a portrait published in Vogue, and she also brought it along for a state visit to Sweden in October 2003. She wore the tiara for a state banquet at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The tiara appears to have been loaned to Rania by the jewelry firm, as it was later worn by others.
The Arabic Scroll Tiara
One of the most unique tiaras in Queen Rania’s collection is this diamond stunner, made by by Yan Sicard for FRED in 2005. The gorgeous scrolling jewel features Arabic lettering in its design, spelling out the prayer, “Allah is Great.” The tiara was reportedly a gift to Rania from her husband, King Abdullah. Above, Rania wears the tiara for a state banquet in The Hague during the state visit to the Netherlands in October 2006.
Queen Rania’s most-worn tiara is this sleek, simple diamond bandeau from Boucheron. It’s a convertible piece, also able to be taken off its frame and worn as a bracelet. Rania has been wearing the tiara since at least 2008. She’s worn it for more than one state dinner, for the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden in 2010 (pictured above), and for the tenth anniversary of her husband’s coronation in 2009.