"The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter - in the eye." ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (Painting by William Adolphe Bouguereau French Neoclassical Master)
Princess Alexandra of Denmark. ‘Outrageously beautiful’ - The Princess Royal Victoria (later Empress of the German Empire) about her new sister-in-law Princess Alexandra of Denmark (later Queen Consort of Great-Britain). Portrait by Richard Lauchert
The Howe Diamond Fringe Tiara. This tiara was created of two elements probably in 1883, on the occasion of the marriage of the 4th Earl Howe, according to D. Scarisbrick's lovely book (p. 106), t. diamonds, gold, silver, Left: Mary Howe (née Curzon), Countess Howe, Right: Sarah Curzon, daughter of 5th Earl Howe.
The Londonderry Tiara (top) worn by Theresa, Marchioness of Londonderry (left) with enormous pearl spikes and (right) with inset crown frame and upright cross, probably at the Devon-shire House Costume Ball of 1897 where her jewelry dazzled everyone.
A multi gem-set tiara Of scrolling openwork design, composed of highly stylised repoussé acanthus leaves and floral motifs, decorated with cabochon amethysts and emeralds, the centre set with a rose-cut diamond and garnet cross
From the top down: A pearl and diamond tiara/ bracelet /brooch combination. Art Deco Diamond Tiara by Boucheron, Ca AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND TIARA Belle Epoque old-cut diamond tiara. Belle Epoque Sapphire And Diamond Tiara. (absent from photo: No. by oldrose