Máxima wears the Dutch Diamond Bandeau, 2017Queen Máxima delivered a fabulous surprise earlier this week with her debut of the Historical Stuart/House Diamond Necklace. While drooling over the astounding level of diamond carat wattage in that necklace, you also can’t sleep on the diamond power on display in her tiara. This piece has the distinction of being the first Dutch tiara to ever appear on Tiara Thursdays, and it is high time we revisited it.
|The Dutch Diamond Bandeau Tiara|
|Queen Wilhelmina, 1948|
|Queen Juliana, 1974, also wearing the necklace later used as the Sapphire Necklace Tiara|
Queen Beatrix, 2003And appreciating the extent of the diamonds at hand is really part of the magic of this diadem. It’s not the shape of the tiara that makes it notable, it’s the size and history of the stones. Several of you laughed when I referred to this as a low-key tiara choice at the Argentinian state banquet, because the carats on hand could blow many other tiaras out of the water. It doesn't make the same loud statement as some of the taller tiaras around, but it makes a statement nevertheless.
|Princess Máxima, 2006|
Does this one make your desert island tiara list?