Originally Posted by Catharina
If you'd rather wear something in almost the same quality as the real deals but not a replica, I'd recommend Andrew Prince.. One of Queen Silvia's ladies-in-waiting wore one of his tiaras at Crown Princess Victoria's wedding. Pic of Countess de Gunzburg Beckman
I'm a tiara-collector, and I've learned a lot while amassing my huge collection of replicas. For the best, most convincing lookalikes, you need to buy from an atelier that does bespoke work, using the best quality materials. This will be very expensive, and will take time for the item to be custom-made for you, but it's worth it!
If your budget is somewhat smaller, there are some Chinese companies making beautiful replicas, of much better quality and workmanship than the usual cheap tiaras you see. But you must be very careful about ordering online, because many vendors use stock photos of the original royal tiara, to lure you in. The tiara you'll get will bear only a passing resemblance to it. The India companies selling real diamond replica tiaras, are even worse. near-Industrial diamonds don't belong in a tiara.
But for replicas matching the quality of the originals, I use Juliette Designs, which operates as StageJewellery dot com and RoyalExhibitions dot co dot uk. They provided the replica jewels used in the Netfix series "The Crown", as well as many other photo shoots and productions...and by royal lookalikes.
Everything they make is bespoke, one at a time, using the same techniques as for gold and diamonds, but with silver and Swarovski jewels.
You can order items shown on their website, or commission a completely custom item. Here's a photo of a few of the items I've bought from them. The Westminster Halo Tiara is my dream tiara, and I specially commissioned them to create it for me. It may be the only replica of that tiara in the world. I've never seen another like it. If only I had more opportunities to wear it...