It's a two-for-one tiara sale today! Celebrate appropriately.
The Teck Crescent Tiara
I've always found this one rather curious. The combination of crescents and roses baffles me. (There must be some sort of deep symbolism there that I'm missing.) And I must admit I don't find it tremendously pleasing in the aesthetic sense. I do think it deserves another go, though, and am eager to see Camilla try it out.
The Teck Circle TiaraIf that tiara isn't your style, the Teck suite has something else to offer for your consideration: the Teck Circle Necklace, which can also be worn as a tiara.
Nizam of Hyderabad set). Nevertheless, the two pieces historically went together. You can see it around the necks of Mary Adelaide and her daughter-in-law up there.
Where the set starts to break up is in the hands of the Queen Mother. She mixed the pieces with other jewels, and gave the necklace, but not the tiara, to Princess Margaret.
As a tiara, I think it's quite modern. Certainly a very different piece than the Crescent Tiara. I'd also imagine it must encircle the head completely, or nearly completely. (But of course we have so very few pictures of it worn as a tiara at all, let alone a back view.) If true, that would make it almost as difficult to wear as the Crescent Tiara. This one was in Princess Margaret's hands, and is now with her son, Viscount Linley.
So, what's your preference: the Crescent Tiara, or the Circle Tiara? If one of these pieces was scheduled for a reappearance, which one would you place your bets on?