First, two tiaras worn by Astrid once upon a time, but no longer.
|Empress Joséphine's Emerald Tiara (left) and Queen Josephine's Diamond Tiara (right)|
|The Vasa Tiara|
|Queen Maud's Turquoise Tiara|
|The Diamond Bandeau|
|The Gold Bandeau|
Astrid married businessman Johan Ferner in 1961, and the couple has five children. As these pieces are in her private collection, it is up to Astrid to decide what to do with them. She's apparently stated that the most important ones will go back to the royal family, while the smaller pieces will be left for her children. An excellent solution if I do say so myself, though we wish her many happy returns before that issue should arise. After all, there are few that could carry off some of these gems.
How do you rate Astrid's collection?