23 August 2012

Colorful Diadems

The aquamarine and diamond tiara of Queen Elizabeth II.

A diamond and pear-shaped amethyst tiara by Cartier.

A diamond and peridot tiara, 1825.

A variation of the diamond and peridot tiara above, but with the large pear-shaped peridots removed.

The bridal crown of Empress Marie Louise of France, second wife of Napoleon I.

A diamond and emerald tiara, with oriental cabochon emeralds  surmounting the design. This was worn by a young Queen Victoria, but no subsequent queen seems to have worn it. Maybe Princess Catherine will!

A minor noble woman, a pic I found in a Swedish royalty magazine. She is wearing a super modern diamond festoon tiara, with pale colored multicolored stones, possibly sapphires.