|The Dutch Sapphire Tiara|
|Queen Emma (left) and Queen Juliana|
|The second setting on Princess Mabel and Princess Máxima (right two)|
Where does this rank on your list of favorite sapphire tiaras?
UPDATE: This tiara was chosen by Queen Máxima to wear to King Willem-Alexander's inauguration, April 30. 2013. She made a change to the center top of the tiara, to lower the central element. She also wore her hair back, so the sapphires appeared in a way they never did when Beatrix wore the diadem.
*UPDATE 2: This piece was originally called the Mellerio Sapphire Tiara in this entry (and elsewhere on this blog), on the assumption that it was made by jeweler Mellerio. There were always indications that that might not be the case, however, and Vincent Meylan's 2013 book on Mellerio added to that - it is not a Mellerio tiara. The book also clarifies how exactly the smaller diamond tiara is associated with the larger sapphire diadem. This entry was updated and the name was changed.
Photos: ANP/Dutch Photo Archive/Corbis/Getty Images