So if I’m being honest, I don’t love any of Monaco’s tiaras. I don’t hate them, but I don’t really care for them either. That being said, I do like the Ocean Tiara/Necklace but more as a work of art than a piece of jewelry. Made by Van Cleef & Arpels, it was a wedding present from Prince Albert to his bride Princess Charlene. Charlene was an olympic swimmer from the mediterranean, so many of her wedding gifts had a water theme. As a water girl myself, I can appreciate what VC&A was trying to evoke with this piece. The beauty, yet fierce power of ocean waves, all conveyed in sapphires and diamonds. On display, and as a necklace, this piece is magnificent. As a tiara, I’m not convinced quite yet. It will take more than one magazine spread for me to say yay or nay on this one.