|The Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara|
|Queen Wilhelmina (left and center), and Queen Juliana (right)|
|Queen Beatrix, at far left with the full version of the tiara and the rest without any of the top pearls|
Video: State Visit, 1982The tiara belongs to the family foundation, but Beatrix has reserved this one for herself during her reign. With the abdication on the horizon, it will be interesting to see what happens next and when we might see it on Queen Máxima. I've always loved this tiara - it was in the running to make my personal ultimate tiara collection - but felt it can look a little spindly when in its tallest version(except on Beatrix's wedding day, when it was perfection backed by that veil). I look forward to seeing what Máxima and her jewel creativity can do about that, and would love to see the different versions come out to play once again.
What say you: too big, or just right?
UPDATE: Beatrix added the top row of pearls back for her last tiara event as Queen Beatrix, the dinner before she abdicated.
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