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Tiara Tuesday: Leeds Cartier Tiara

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The Leeds Cartier tiara belonged to Nancy Leeds, a regular girl from Ohio who became a princess. Yes, folks, dreams really do come true. But it gets even better…because she ordered this tiara from Cartier in 1913, before marrying a prince. No one gave it to her as a wedding present and she didn’t inherit it. She bought it because …

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Tiara Tuesday: Aosta Knots and Stars Tiara

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The Aosta knots and stars tiara was created for Princess Hélène of Orléans when she married the Duke of Aosta, nephew of the king of Italy. The king and queen of Italy gave her the tiara as a wedding present in 1895. Maybe this tiara helped cheer her up—after all, she’d been in love with the Duke of Clarence (Edward …

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Tiara Tuesday: The Donnersmarck Tiara

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The Donnersmarck tiara was made in about 1900 by the French royal jeweler Chaumet, with more than 500 carats of detachable Columbian emeralds. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chaumet (@chaumetofficial) on Jul 28, 2019 at 5:00am PDT For awhile, there was speculation about where those emeralds came from. They were drilled and polished in India during …