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View Poll Results: Which tiara will Meghan Markle wear on her wedding day?
Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara 4 3.45%
Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara 5 4.31%
Papyrus Tiara 10 8.62%
Queen Mary's Filigree Bandeau 5 4.31%
Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara 2 1.72%
Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara 6 5.17%
Queen Mary's Lozenge Bandeau 22 18.97%
Queen Mary's Sapphire Bandeau 0 0%
Strathmore Rose Tiara 18 15.52%
Teck Crescent Tiara 9 7.76%
Other tiara with a royal connection, please specify 3 2.59%
Tiara created from other royal jewels (e.g. a converted necklace), please specify 6 5.17%
Antique tiara acquired for her 5 4.31%
New tiara created for her 12 10.34%
No tiara at all (brooches, hair pins, flowers etc.) 9 7.76%
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:14 PM
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Not a professional photoshopper but I just try

Diamond Lozenge: https://imgur.com/a/KKOmU

Not sure how should I place it so I tried two vers. (btw I think of Mette-Marit's wedding tiara)

Teck Circle: https://imgur.com/a/3pqbT

Reference to Queen Mother's style (more like a halo) (originally what I expect is more like a circlet, but I find it's too difficult to photoshop so I give up, maybe next time)

btw: Meghan you better develop your tiara hair quickly, so difficult to find a suitable look
That is a great job!! Will you photoshop the Strathmore Rose so we can see what that would look like?
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:15 PM
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texankitcat remember too...we don't know what is in those vaults unseen in decades.


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I wish someone would write a book that would show everything in those vaults--if they could get permission. That would be wonderful to see.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:16 PM
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I think the tiara Sophie got is hideous!

That is why I hope one is purchased for Meghan at auction.
Because all of the nicer tiaras are either those the Queen will not loan,or else in the possession of somebody else.
Who would pay for a tiara purchased at an auction? Prince Harry or Prince Charles?
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:19 PM
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Ah perhaps someone should of ummm helped Edward



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I agree!!! Hopefully, if Harry designs a tiara for Meghan, it will probably look good given his success designing her engagement ring.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:23 PM
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Who would pay for a tiara purchased at an auction? Prince Harry or Prince Charles?
Either one of them...and really Meghan has her own money too she could use if she wanted to buy it for herself.


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I agree!!! Hopefully, if Harry designs a tiara for Meghan, it will probably look good given his success designing her engagement ring.
I would guess he would consult Meghan about a tiara design.


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I wish someone would write a book that would show everything in those vaults--if they could get permission. That would be wonderful to see.
I agree...but getting access/permission might be tough.


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Old 12-02-2017, 06:33 PM
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Wasn't there a book called 'The Queen's Jewels: The Personal Collection' by Leslie Field that came out several years ago and did just that? It was authorised and had the cooperation of BP.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:38 PM
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Designing a 3 stone ring is a doddle in comparison to designing a decent Tiara. The DoE {who designed a more than competent bracelet for his Bride} may have been up to it, and the Prince Consort { who designed several wonderful Tiara's for Queen Victoria} certainly was. I think it unlikely that Harry has the know-how or 'flair', but FEW professional jewel houses have either, now. [look at Leti's Ansorena MESS].

Best to buy an antique [from an era where the practicalities were properly understood} and when proper 'decorative' design was rigorously taught [over MANY years] to apprentices by masters in their field.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:40 PM
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Wasn't there a book called 'The Queen's Jewels: The Personal Collection' by Leslie Field that came out several years ago and did just that? It was authorised and had the cooperation of BP.
Indeed Though 1987, 'several years ago' a small stretch

https://www.amazon.ca/Queens-Jewels-.../dp/0810915251

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Designing a 3 stone ring is a doddle in comparison to designing a decent Tiara. The DoE {who designed a more than competent bracelet for his Bride} may have been up to it, and the Prince Consort { who designed several wonderful Tiara's for Queen Victoria} certainly was. I think it unlikely that Harry has the know-how or 'flair', but FEW professional jewel houses have either, now. [look at Leti's Ansorena MESS].

Best to buy an antique [from an era where the practicalities were properly understood} and when proper 'decorative' design was rigorously taught [over MANY years] to apprentices by masters in their field.
Absolutely agree. Not everyone can design jewelry, and tiaras have a level of intricacy and detail that an average Joe would likely not understand. There are likely many actual jewelers who wouldn't know how to design a tiara (and by that I mean a non-modern tiara).

Best to either:
1. go to auction and buy an old tiara
2. find a competent jeweler who can design a beautiful tiara
3. use something like a necklace that easily can be converted, with a design that works for a tiara
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:41 PM
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So call me crazy... but I don't consider it impossible that Meghan might wear the Spencer Tiara for her wedding.

Incredibly unlikely? Yes. But not impossible. I noticed in the engagement interview that she specifically mentioned that she and Harry had been spending time with the Spencer side of the family. Given that, I could see Earl Spencer offering the use of the tiara for her wedding in honor of Harry's mother.

I consider it unlikely because I'm not sure the royal family would want to give any spotlight to Earl Spencer, and consider it far more likely that she'll use one from the Queen's collection- maybe one associated with the Queen Mother, like Kate did.

But I wouldn't be totally shocked and I don't consider it impossible that the Spencer Tiara might make an appearance.
Hmmmm...I wouldn’t place too much emphasis on her visiting the Spencer’s. Kate would have also spent time the Spencer’s before marriage, and visited Diana’s grave with William. We just didn’thear about it. All the Spencer’s were invited to Williams wedding, so whatever bad feelings that existed from Diana’s death have been put aside for these special events.

The most important thing to remember is that the Spencer tiara has significant history and is reserved for the present Earl’s wife and children. He was gracious in allowing Diana to use the tiara during her marriage as Princess of Wales and she is most associated with it, but it has always belonged at Althorp.

I know there are many who would love to see Meghan in one the Queen’s most cherished tiaras or Diana’s family tiara but reality is reality. These families barely know Meghan and although I am sure they are thrilled and happy for the couple, there is nothing I can think of that would encite either side to loaning these most symbolic and important tiaras to Meghan.
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I think using one of the Royal tiaras would be symbolic of the BRF family welcoming Meghan into the family. If she wore the Spencer tiara, the tabloid stories would say Harry had to go to his uncle for a tiara for Meghan to wear for their wedding because his grandmother wouldn't loan her one and his father wouldn't buy her one.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:25 PM
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I think using one of the Royal tiaras would be symbolic of the BRF family welcoming Meghan into the family. If she wore the Spencer tiara, the tabloid stories would say Harry had to go to his uncle for a tiara for Meghan to wear for their wedding because his grandmother wouldn't loan her one and his father wouldn't buy her one.
And that is exactly how it would play out.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:31 PM
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If they want to buy one , then Bentley and Skinner have some very nice ones which would set you back about £42,000 .
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:36 PM
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A Belle Epoque diamond and pearl tiara - Bentley & Skinner

A LATE VICTORIAN DIAMOND TIARA - Bentley & Skinner


My 2 pics of the ones for sale currently.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:38 PM
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The first one looks like a prom or a tiara that a common bride could buy from a bridal store. There isn't any presence to it. Would be lost under a veil.

Not that I am that fond of the look, but the only ones they have on auction which really have any presence

http://www.bentley-skinner.co.uk/cat...-diamond-tiara

http://www.bentley-skinner.co.uk/cat...d-scroll-tiara

http://www.bentley-skinner.co.uk/cat...-diamond-tiara
http://www.bentley-skinner.co.uk/cat...-floral-motifs

This one coming up at Sothebys
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/...2/lot.261.html
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:39 PM
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A 1920's black opal and diamond cluster ring - Bentley & Skinner


This is just beautiful!


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I agree beautiful. The tiaras are lovely , but I think the Sotheby's one is a bit too large .
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:51 PM
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I'm not a fan of the Sotheby's either...or the other ones at Bentley & Skinner. Only a couple of them caught my eye.

Of course who knows what's out there via private sales.


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Old 12-02-2017, 07:54 PM
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Gosh yes , that is the ones that haven't been broken up or used to make other pieces.
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I'm not a fan of the Sotheby's either...or the other ones at Bentley & Skinner. Only a couple of them caught my eye.

Of course who knows what's out there via private sales.


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I agree, I didn't really like any. But those were really the only ones I found currently up for auction that really had any presence. This isn't just going to be her wedding tiara, she will likely wear the tiara for any event in the near future requiring one. Something tiny and dainty isn't going to do it for those.

Hopefully they either hit the family vaults, or they find something good in a private sale.


But wow do I love that opal ring. Its stunning.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:02 PM
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It appears Meghan likes opals (she had opal earrings on this week) ...my birthstone is opal so I tend to like them...I've never seen on like that...love it.

I am hoping she wears a BRF tiara. Something we haven't seen in decades would be a nice surprise!


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