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View Poll Results: Which tiara will Meghan Markle wear on her wedding day?
Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara 4 3.01%
Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara 5 3.76%
Papyrus Tiara 10 7.52%
Queen Mary's Filigree Bandeau 5 3.76%
Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara 3 2.26%
Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara 6 4.51%
Queen Mary's Lozenge Bandeau 25 18.80%
Queen Mary's Sapphire Bandeau 2 1.50%
Strathmore Rose Tiara 19 14.29%
Teck Crescent Tiara 11 8.27%
Other tiara with a royal connection, please specify 5 3.76%
Tiara created from other royal jewels (e.g. a converted necklace), please specify 8 6.02%
Antique tiara acquired for her 6 4.51%
New tiara created for her 15 11.28%
No tiara at all (brooches, hair pins, flowers etc.) 9 6.77%
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:48 PM
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I am not sure if that is always true. Although I do agree that most attempts at modern tiara's are not very successful, once in a while a nice design sticks out. A few examples: Queen Alia's Cartier tiara, Queen Noor's sunburst tiara and CPss Mary's Midnight tiara. Queen Silvia's fringe tiara is nice enough too, as is Princess Charlene's diamond headpiece.

But in general I prefer an antique tiara as well. I suspect it will be a cheaper option too.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:53 PM
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a cheaper option too.
CERTAINLY...

If the effort and expense of a 'new' Tiara were considered, a design from the extensive archives of Cartier, Chaumet or Van Cleef and Arpels would be a far safer bet...
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:00 PM
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Cartier has done some lovely tiaras.


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Marengo, if you refer to the so-called 'modern fringe' tiara in Sweden, it's actually not modern at all! It seems to have once belonged to Lady Tankerville, or at least a tiara of the same design has: Bernadotte Family Jewels

So I think we can cross that tiara off the list of successful contemporary tiaras.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:27 AM
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i don't see the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara happening for the wedding. it is too grand a tiara for a wedding of someone marrying into the family. if kate, who is higher up in precedence, didn't use it, i just don't think meghan will. a similar thinking applies, in my opinion, to Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara and Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara. these are definitely not 'starter' tiaras.

same for the halo: given it's association with kate, i think meghan will prefer another tiara on her big day.

the papyrus is lovely, but its shape is tricky to wear. i am hoping she will bring out something not seen for a while, just as kate did with the halo. maybe the Queen Mary of the United Kingdom's Filigree Tiara?

a new / refurbished tiara isn't an unreasonable option in my mind. many houses give new tiaras or tiaras made with old stone to more junior members (and we've seen that for sophie and for sarah ferguson in the BRF, and recently in sweden when sofia got her own new tiara).


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Well..there's 24 pages of thoughts on tiaras! LOL

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Marengo, if you refer to the so-called 'modern fringe' tiara in Sweden, it's actually not modern at all! It seems to have once belonged to Lady Tankerville, or at least a tiara of the same design has: Bernadotte Family Jewels

So I think we can cross that tiara off the list of successful contemporary tiaras.
I missed that info. completely, very interesting.

Off the list it goes.

The last modern tiara of the British collection might be the aquamarine and ruby tiara's of QEII. Neither of them a great success I fear.
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same for the halo: given it's association with kate, i think meghan will prefer another tiara on her big day.
But then again the Wales family may choose to start a tradition & make the Cartier Halo Tiara THE wedding tiara.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:07 AM
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I think she will be given options to choose from.



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Old 01-03-2018, 07:09 AM
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If they go with a 'used' tiara this one is lovely and can also be a necklace!

A late Victorian diamond foliate tiara - Bentley & Skinner


And these:

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


http://www.bentley-skinner.co.uk/cat...-diamond-tiara
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:19 AM
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C2208 Humphrey Butler Ltd | Antique, Diamond and Contemporary Jewellery | London | United Kingdom Quite like this one too.

I know it's pearls but it is lovely:

Fine Victorian Natural Pearl and Diamond Tiara Necklace (c. 1890 United Kingdom) from Bentley & Skinner - The UK's Premier Antiques Portal


Another nice one

https://www.fellows.co.uk/blog/jewel...diamond-tiara/
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Altho' pretty, Bentley and Skinner seems to charge 'over the odds' for its jewels - they have VERY expensive showrooms in St James' to finance.

Tiara's at auction are far better value...
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:59 AM
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They all seem expensive to me ...although I'd say Charles/Harry can easily afford, though would likely want to get a better price.



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But then again the Wales family may choose to start a tradition & make the Cartier Halo Tiara THE wedding tiara.
The Cartier Halo Tiara is scheduled to be overseas in Australia during the wedding as part of an exhibition.
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I just can't imagine that the RF will buy a tiara that has some kind of signature on the internet. Imo, it's much more likely, that they will look for something they can buy discreetly at a jeweler or even privately. So nobody can report distracting stories about the price, or the former owner. Look at CP Mary's wedding tiara: there is nothing known about it's origins.

If she gets a new tiara, I do hope that it will be convertible into a necklace. Meghan will have many more black tie events than white tie and tiara events. And her children will probably wear tiaras only on their wedding days. But there will always be necklace events, I daresay.
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Something along those lines would look great on Meghan for a tiara!
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:22 PM
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I think so too..it's a pretty tiara.


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The fellows tiara is the only one of the three I like but it is like the halo, its tiny. Its going to get lost under any kind of veil at a wedding. And if Meghan is going to have one tiara like Sophie for years, she should have something with a bit more presence IMO.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:52 AM
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Actually the Halo Tiara is not teeny, tiny at all. It is one of the most distinctive tiaras's around with its triple row of diamonds across the bottom. It is all in the way it is worn, as this photo of QM shows the only time she was photographed wearing it. The disadvantage is that it does not sit on a covered frame.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZO7qMzGxO..._halotiara.jpg

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Kgziivo9-...crollTiara.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pVaTabfy3...600/_halo1.jpg

As you can see from Princess Anne's placement, if you bury the base in the hair, it does indeed become "small".

I have to admit, I think it is a perfect tiara but not when it is covered by a veil, nor with a lot of veil net behind it. I have to admit my secret hope is that since this is Meghan's second marriage, she will wear this tiara for her wedding but forgo wearing a veil or, if she does wear a veil, it will be as fabulously transparent as Princess Grace's which managed to not obscure her headpiece or even removable as was Diana's.
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IIRC the Halo will be on tour during the time of their wedding....so not likely to be an option.


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IIRC the Halo will be on tour during the time of their wedding....so not likely to be an option.


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I highly doubt it would have been an option either way. Having Meghan wear Kate's 'wedding tiara' seemed highly unlikely anyways. They wouldn't have wanted to draw comparisons.

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Actually the Halo Tiara is not teeny, tiny at all. It is one of the most distinctive tiaras's around with its triple row of diamonds across the bottom. It is all in the way it is worn, as this photo of QM shows the only time she was photographed wearing it. The disadvantage is that it does not sit on a covered frame.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZO7qMzGxO..._halotiara.jpg

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Kgziivo9-...crollTiara.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pVaTabfy3...600/_halo1.jpg

As you can see from Princess Anne's placement, if you bury the base in the hair, it does indeed become "small".

I have to admit, I think it is a perfect tiara but not when it is covered by a veil, nor with a lot of veil net behind it. I have to admit my secret hope is that since this is Meghan's second marriage, she will wear this tiara for her wedding but forgo wearing a veil or, if she does wear a veil, it will be as fabulously transparent as Princess Grace's which managed to not obscure her headpiece or even removable as was Diana's.
Realistically, the way it is designed, much of the base would be hidden in modern hair styles.

And the fellows tiara posted is much smaller then the halo.
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