Hair Affair

Diamonds and gemstones adorn a lovely lady's fingers or wrist, and maybe her delicate ears.

They also hold court as winsome hair decor. The delicate modern looking but classic Cartier diamond tiara shown above is worn by Portuguese model Sara Sampaio.

What to wear in her hair?
This coming weekend, the eyes of the world--well almost everyone's eyes--will turn to the upcoming royal nuptials of Britain's Bonnie Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle. Chatter has been relentless over what tiara she will sport. It's unlikely to be the Lover's Knot tiara his mother Princess Diana was celebrated for wearing.

Something Borrowed that's for Sure
But it will be something borrowed that's for sure, because she probably doesn't have a tiara hanging around. Did you know that unmarried women are not to wear tiaras? Yup. Take a look at royal photographs and notice that unmarried women thought of something else to adorn their tresses with when it came to family portraits.

Scarlett Johansson carries this vintage Fred Leighton diamond tiara with grace and whimsy. Tiaras are indeed ancient accessories but they've got a jolt of fresh vibes lately from being discussed so much in regards to Ms. Markle's wedding attire.

Charming Anne Hathaway makes wearing hair decor seem effortless. It's the weight of the piece that can make or break an evening when one must wear a bejeweled accessory, we think. Princess Diana claimed that her favorite tiara, the Lover's Knot gave her a royal headache when she wore it. Still it was a sentimental favorite for England's Rose and she endured the pain for its wow effect.

Princess Diana's Fave
Officially called the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara, Princess Di was famous for wearing this pearl and diamond confection.

What's your Gemstone?
Not all tiaras are created in diamonds and pearls however, even though those are classic choices.
Cartier was one of the most imaginative jewelry houses in Europe. They made priceless treasures for Europe's aristocracy and royal heads of state. So, they had to come up with some pretty inventive gemstone options. How about pink coral for starters? 

And Something Blue
Who doesn't love turquoise? 

This chic headdress made by Cartier in 1936 seems like a nod to Egyptian motifs. And small wonder. After Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamen's royal trove in Egypt in the 1920s, the world went ga-ga for all things Egyptian.

Whatever tiara the soon to be royal bride will flaunt for her upcoming wedding, we have a sneaky suspicion it will look stunning . . .  and sparkly.


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