Visit to Cambridge - *The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Cambridge.* ** *Click for video from ITV.* This brooch must really be at the top of the pile this year, huh? ...
30 June 2011
Tiara Thursday: Grace's Small Diamond Tiara
This diamond number I have no better name for than the Small Diamond Tiara, but that's okay. It's not particularly fancy itself, so I think it'll do just fine with a plain name.
This small diamond setting was perhaps Grace's most worn tiara, which isn't really a surprise given that her taste tilted more towards elaborate hairstyles than elaborate jewels.
She had a tendency to nestle it into those hairdos so that you can barely tell it's there, which is either a crying shame or a mark of class (not needing to show off your diamonds, just having them there, that is), depending on your perspective. Once again, I bow in the face of brilliant tiara hair.
I have wondered if this piece was also worn by Princess Caroline - the shape of her hair ornament for her pre-wedding ball in 1978 would seem to match - but have never found a clear enough picture to tell.
Despite the small size, I've always loved this tiara for its delicate nature, and would love to see it make a reappearance. What about you: too small, or just right?