We’ve got some fabulous fringe tiaras this week. Beautiful and pointy, there is a certain strength in these unique tiaras. Some of the more famous fringes are seen here.
So, who wore it best?
Queen Elizabeth II (Britain)
The British version of the fringe tiara was made from diamonds taken from a necklace given to Queen Mary as a wedding gift. The tiara was then passed to her daughter-in-law Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mum). Elizabeth wore this tiara much to the chagrin of Sir Henry “Chips” Channon, the famous diarist. He referred to it as an “ugly spiked tiara”, but despite his misgivings, it has been a mainstay in the royal collection. It has graced the head of Queen Elizabeth II for her wedding as well as other royal occasions throughout her life. It was also lent to the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, for her wedding to Captain Mark Phillips.
Crown Princess Victoria (Sweden)
The Swedish fringe tiara once belonged to another Victoria – Princess Victoria of Baden, who received it as a wedding gift from her parents upon her marriage to Crown Prince Gustaf of Sweden (Gustav V).
Crown Princess Pavlos (Greece)
Not much is currently known about the fringe tiara of Crown Princess Pavlos, Marie-Chantal. It is said to have been purchased for the Princess by her father, Robert Miller.
Princess Michael of Kent (Britain)
This was a wedding gift to Princess Michael’s mother-in-law, Princess Marina of Kent, from the City of London in 1934. This fringe can be mounted with round diamonds for a uniquely beautiful look.
Princess Caroline (Monaco)
[See the photos here]
Created by the iconic Cartier, this tiara was a gift from Prince Louis II of Monaco to his daughter, Princess Charlotte. There is evidence that Charlotte wore this tiara as a headpiece, low on the forehead as was the style of the 1920s. Her granddaughter, Princess Caroline, is not usually seen wearing the tiara as a headpiece; rather, she often wears it as a necklace.