The stately tiara of HRH Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone We sold this great tiara in London on 12 December Seems like yesterday I had to catalogue this piece and write the condition report!
Marie Poutine's Jewels & Royals: Floral and Leafy Diadems. The various elemnts are mounted with tiny springs (the technique called "en tremblant". This results in the tiara being seemingly alive, because the pieces tremble, as the wearer moves.
Here's an early century diamond tiara, which can also be worn as four brooches (now that's an interesting thought. The tiara presents as two confronting sprays of oak leaves tapering from the centre and set throughout with old mine diamonds.