Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tiara Thursday: Charlotte's Fringe Tiara

Today's tiara shares the same story as the Cartier Pearl Drop Tiara: it was once owned by Princess Charlotte of Monaco, and has since been seen only on her granddaughter Princess Caroline.

Made by Cartier, this piece is comprised of diamonds on a gold and silver frame. It was a gift from Charlotte's father, Prince Louis II. I have only one wee glimpse of Princess Charlotte wearing this tiara:
(Sidebar: I usually see the resemblance between Charlotte Casiraghi and her mother, but man - can't you see it with her namesake great-grandmother too?)
It shares its fringe design with the multitudes of other fringe tiaras that were produced in the good old tiara heydays. Like many of its fringe cousins, it can also be worn as a necklace by removing it from its frame.
In fact, Caroline seems to only be interested in wearing it in that necklace state. I suppose you can't blame her: the sunray effect is really quite stunning.
The same questions of possession go here as, again, the Cartier Pearl Drop. But I hope we see it on Charlene, and not just because I hope we see all of these tiaras again. Don't you think the lines of a fringe tiara would make a great complement to an Armani gown?

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