Earlier this week, we looked at a fantastic Belgian royal tiara worn for a Luxembourgish royal wedding celebration, and today, we’ve got a second sparkling tiara from the same gala dinner. Here’s a closer look at the tiara worn for the event by Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, who celebrated her birthday earlier this month.
The former royal family of Greece was on the guest list for the wedding celebrations of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy in October 2012. King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie attended both the pre-wedding gala and the wedding with their son, Crown Prince Pavlos, and his wife, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal. Both of the ladies wore gorgeous jewels for the gala. Queen Anne-Marie opted for the Khedive of Egypt Tiara, a portion of Queen Alexandrine’s Diamond Sautoir Necklace, and Margaret of Connaught’s Aquamarine Pendant.
Crown Princess Marie-Chantal looked like a golden goddess in her evening gown for the gala. The dress, embellished with sequins and beading, was made by Elie Saab. Coincidentally, the same designer also made the bride’s gowns for these wedding celebrations.
She added even more sparkle with diamond accessories. With a pair of earrings featuring triangular diamond drops, Marie-Chantal wore the Miller Fringe Tiara. According to jewelry historian Vincent Meylan, the antique diamond fringe actually belongs to her daughter, Princess Maria Olympia, who received it as a christening gift from Marie-Chantal’s mother, Chantal Miller.
The fringe tiara is an impressive one—in this photograph, you can see how large the tiara is, wrapping around the sides of the wearer’s head to form a traditional halo shape. Marie-Chantal added a final bit of gleaming golden splendor to the ensemble with a gold and diamond bangle. I think it’s a Cartier Love Bracelet, a popular design with lots of royals from different families.