Originally Posted by Stefan
They Honeyomb tiara now worn by Camilla is much more associated with the Queenmother as she wore it regualry for the last 50 years of her life. The Strathomore Rose tiara however was only worn a few times in the 1920's and 30's.
Yes but the strathmore was the Queen mother's personal tiara. It was a wedding gift to her from her parents, worn on her wedding day.
Contrast to a tiara like the honeycomb which was a gift from Mrs Greville, who the tiara originally belonged to. While it was worn by the queen mum much more over the years, it doesnt come close to the sentimental value of the Strathmore does.
It may be as simple as the Rose does indeed need some work. And not ready to see it on someone other then her mum, the Queen hasn't had the work done. The boucheron was in good shape to be used, so its passed to Camilla.