I love a good fringe, but something about the design of this one makes it look like a fancy fence topper to me. (Talk about a tiara that you could poke an eye out with!) It is versatile, though: like many fringes, it can also be worn as a necklace.
As with anything that we haven't seen in years (maybe even a century, in this case), it's anyone's guess whether it still exists or not. I'd say the fact that she had two nearly identical pieces increases the chance that one or the other was broken up.
What's your guess: does this still exist? And is it on your list of tiaras you'd like to see emerge from the vault?
UPDATE: This tiara was indeed dismantled, in 1913/1914. The large brilliants were used to top the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara, while other diamonds went towards the creation of the Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara.
Photos: Getty Images/Suzy Menkes