The Great Sparkle Quest
As you may remember from this picture, I wear sparkles (usually a tiara) when I need a mood boost. I also shop for sparkles when I need a mood boost, and in all of these ebay exploits I keep my eyes posted for kokoshnik tiaras. Growing up I heard many fabulous stories about my family in Eastern Europe and their trials immigrating to America. Maybe it's just in my blood, or maybe it's because of all those stories, but there's something about the Russian monarchs that really fascinates me. It…
Queen Alia's Cartier Tiara
The Cartier tiara belonged to the late Queen Alia. The tiara that Alia wore was given to her by the king. It’s reminiscent of a fringe tiara, but really the design is quite abstract and very modern. Alia’s only daughter, Princess Haya, inherited her mother’s tiara. this tiara has been worn several times by a subsequent queen consort. Haya, who is now married to the Sheikh of Dubai, loaned the tiara on various occasions to her sister-in-law, Queen Rania.