Royal Tiara Challenge 2017
Day 25: Favorite Wreath Tiara
The Midnight tiara designed by Charlotte Lynggaard contains “31 flower buds created with over 1,300 small diamond brilliants and polished moonstones set into a structure of leaves and branches hand graved in 18 carat rose and white gold with black oxidized silver.” The tiara, and it’s coordinating collection, was created for the Tiara Exhibition at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.
It caught the eye of Crown Princess Mary who borrowed the tiara for Prince Henrik’s 75th birthday in 2009. After that a deal was proposed, Mary doesn’t have to purchase the tiara and the jeweler retains ownership, but they won’t sell it and Mary has exclusive rights to borrow it. I love the uniqueness of the design and it’s materials. I’m also not the biggest fan of jewelry that’s just diamonds, diamonds, and more diamonds. A feel like that’s what a lot of tiaras can end up looking like, so the complete subtlety of the diamonds on the Midnight tiara appeals to me.