Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

  April 16, 2015 at 1:10 am by

It appears that when foreign royals receive an invitation to a major gala event in Denmark, they go rummaging around in their jewel vaults thinking, “What hasn’t been worn in a while?”

First Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece brought out Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara for a banquet in 2012 to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s ruby jubilee. Now, Queen Letizia of Spain has debuted her Ansorena tiara at the same Queen’s 75th birthday dinner last night.

The tiara has been spoken about for five years (some believed it was a myth because it had never been seen), and it’s provenance is still somewhat of a mystery as there are two stories of how the tiara came into Letizia’s possession. The initial story was that her husband, then still Prince Felipe, purchased it from Ansorena, a jeweller closely linked to the Spanish Royal House. The other story is that the tiara was a gift from the jewel house themselves.

The tiara features a diamond fleur-de-lis motif in the centre (which can be removed and worn as a brooch, as Letizia has done several times) flanked by ten curved diamond spikes topped with Australian pearls. It is set in white gold.

Royal watchers have been divided over the Ansorena tiara – some like it for its simplicity, saying it compliments Queen Letizia’s personality, while others feel it looks too much like a pageant crown. Discuss your thoughts in Letizia’s jewellery thread.

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4 Responses to Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

  1. Patches says:

    Am not at all impressed by that tiara. Surely there are more gorgeous tiaras than this one.

  2. NATALYA says:

    Her Majesty Queen Letizia is looking adorable wearing this diamond fleur-de-lis tiara with the Milky Way pearls that nicely match HM’s earrings. Admiration !

  3. Natalie says:

    I love this tiara!!

    For someone with a smaller, beautiful face like HM Letizia this simple (but elegant) design looks fantastic on her. It doesn’t overwhelm her like some of Queen Mum Sofia’s jewels might. Also, it can compliment any style&color of dress. It’s refreshing to see something new in the Spanish royal family!

    I look forward to little Leonor and Sofia wearing it some day!

  4. Tony Ramirez says:

    I fine the concept of this tiara rather pleasant. I just think that the diamonds were too small for such large pearls. They are too heavy for the base of the tiara. Otherwise, I like the tiara very much and I think her majesty looks lovely in it.

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