While I love to look at any tiara, when I picture myself wearing one it looks something like this seed pearl and diamond bandeau.
This simple, elegant, beautiful seed pearl and diamond bandeau tiara was made in 1915. It is set at the center with a pear-shaped diamond, and is further accented with circular- and single-cut diamonds. The diamonds are arranged in a simple, geometric pattern; bordered by seed pearls on both the top and bottom.
This seed pearl and diamond bandeau tiara was listed in Sotheby’s May 2012 Magnificent Jewels sale. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.
What do you think of it? Are you seduced by its delicate lines and restrained elegance, or would you prefer something flashier?
(As for when I might need a tiara: all kinds of occasions. Like in case I am suddenly transported to a land where I am a princess, or receive an invitation to a fancy party at Downton Abbey in the 1920’s, or if I am in the mood for formal grocery shopping.)