|The Danish Turquoise Bandeau|
|A young Ingrid in Swedish court dress and this tiara; Margrethe with other pieces of the parure|
MargretheQueen Ingrid was only pictured in the tiara as a young girl, and apart from a loan or two (it was worn in 1964 by Margrethe, for example), it largely disappeared from the public eye for several decades. Now owned by Queen Margrethe, it has experienced something of a resurgence in recent years. The bandeau is primarily used for some of Queen Margrethe's more restrained state banquet appearances.
TheodoraQueen Margrethe has also loaned the bandeau out on at least one occasion, something she does not often do. She surprised tiara watchers in 2012 during the celebrations for her 40th year on the throne by loaning the tiara to her niece, Princess Theodora of Greece (see above, or also here).
Video: The tiara in action at a state banquet in 2011. Actually quite sparkly for one so small and with so many opaque stones.I've always found this tiara rather youthful; with the combination of the bright color, the small size, and the flower motif, I'd call it cute, even. And I'd love to continue seeing it on different family members, but I'm also happy just to see it in use by the Queen. Not everyone loves turquoise jewels, but with this set and her more modern pieces, she seems to have a true appreciation for the bright blue stone (as do I!).
Too cute, or just right?
Photos: DR / Holger Motzkau via Wikimedia Commons / via Getty Images as indicated