anonymous asked:

do you know what tiaras the liechtenstein family owns?

The only two tiaras that currently belong to the mainline of the princely family are the Kinsky Honeysuckle Tiara and the Habsburg Fringe Tiara.  The Liechtenstein princely family has very few tiara events and therefore not that many tiaras.  If I was that’s wealthy I would be buying all of the tiaras I wanted and wearing them around the house but tiaras are clearly not a priority for the family.  On the upside, the family is quite large and has married into many European noble and royal families so there are a lot of what I would call Liechtenstein adjacent tiaras.  For example, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein was born a princess of Luxembourg so she has worn many of their tiaras and even inherited her mother’s Sapphire Bracelet Tiara and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein was born a Duchess of Bavaria so she has worn several of her family’s tiaras.  You can always go to the Liechtenstein tag here to see any tiaras related to Liechtenstein.

The Mellerio Shell Tiara (created in 1867) resembles both a shell cradling its treasures and a rolling ocean wave, complete with pearls and briolette-cut diamonds dripping below. There’s a removable diamond drop suspended beneath in the center – highlighting the waves on the base – which is not used these days. The piece comes from famed French jeweler Mellerio, whose delicate work has contributed pieces to many a royal house.