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AGBF

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Princess Eugenie's tiara can be, and probably was, included in the Royal Jewels thread. Anyone interested in it should look there for it, too. There may be more historical information about it there, as all the tiaras in the British royal family are discussed in detail in that thread. This thread about tiaras was created by Bobby for tiaras that were not the property of royal families and that did not, therefore, belong in the Royal Jewels thread. :))
 

prince.of.preslav

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Hey good people! Haven't been around lately and just wanted to say I'm OK. As most people, I'm also working from home. As few people, I have a tiara to keep me company during work hours Last week it was the Fringe, this week it is the myrtle wreath's turn. The tiara cabinet is right next to me and I can peak at the rest any time during the day.
Hope you're also safe and making the most of the current situation :)

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kipari

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Hi Bobby! Glad to hear you're safe and sound. I'd love to be in isolation with my favourite tiara. Looking forward to many knowledgeable posts from you!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Here is one of my tiaras, worn by a lovely model. The photo doesn't show how sparkly it really is. It is all crystals, prong set into white metal, probably used in a pageant of some kind
It was purchased at a thrift store. Yay for thrifting!
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That is gorgouse !
Its like a fairy tale tiara !
 

prince.of.preslav

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I posted this on the coral thread but I am going to post here too (because I am excited.) Here is my new coral and paste tiara from around 1835. I need to get a picture wearing it will all of my coral.
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Hey Vesper, are you still wearing this one? I had forgotten how lovely it is :)
It's pushing 2 centuries, do you know any of its history?
 

prince.of.preslav

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So I was watching (or rather listening to) Pawn Stars on TV when I heard someone say ''tiara'' and quickly tuned all my attention to what was on the screen!
Turns out a descendant of President and Mrs. McKinley had brought her diamond wing tiara to be apprised and eventually sold. Definitely not the usual jewel you see on a show like this and not the type of jewel you see owned by a seemingly regular bloke.

He said the piece was inherited by him and his brothers and since they can't split it, they'd like to sell it... for 75k. They had an appraiser - Greg Kwiat from Fred Leighton - who confirmed that the tiara might fetch 75k on the high street and commented on the good quality of the diamonds and the craftsmanship. The guy he negotiated with offered 35k, then 40k, but that's not what the descendant hoped for so he took some time to consider it...

Anyway, seems like he later bought the tiara for 43k and re-sold it to the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio where it is now displayed.

Funny how the tiara was called ''the USA Crown Jewels'' on the show.

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Daisys and Diamonds

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So I was watching (or rather listening to) Pawn Stars on TV when I heard someone say ''tiara'' and quickly tuned all my attention to what was on the screen!
Turns out a descendant of President and Mrs. McKinley had brought her diamond wing tiara to be apprised and eventually sold. Definitely not the usual jewel you see on a show like this and not the type of jewel you see owned by a seemingly regular bloke.

He said the piece was inherited by him and his brothers and since they can't split it, they'd like to sell it... for 75k. They had an appraiser - Greg Kwiat from Fred Leighton - who confirmed that the tiara might fetch 75k on the high street and commented on the good quality of the diamonds and the craftsmanship. The guy he negotiated with offered 35k, then 40k, but that's not what the descendant hoped for so he took some time to consider it...

Anyway, seems like he later bought the tiara for 43k and re-sold it to the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio where it is now displayed.

Funny how the tiara was called ''the USA Crown Jewels'' on the show.

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Love it !
And also love its in the right museum
 
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