|The Vasa Tiara|
|Märtha (left), Astrid (right)|
Astrid in the Vasa Tiara, with Prince Joachim of Denmark at King Harald's 70th birthdayOn its own, the heraldic motif idea doesn't sound like the kind of thing that would make for a very pretty tiara, but I think they defied the odds with this lovely diadem. It certainly makes it an interesting piece, and it fits right in with the rest of Princess Astrid's eclectic tiara collection. She uses her unusual jewels well, but I'm always happy to see the Vasa Tiara make a reappearance.
How would you grade this tiara?
Photos: E. Rude/National Library of Norway, Sturlason/Kongehuset, Getty Images