Tiaras: Past and Present

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V & A Publications, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 128 pages
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Any woman who's ever wanted to be queen for a day understands the appeal of that most magnificently impractical of accessories, the tiara. Once an aristocratic status symbol, more recently seen mainly in the bridal trousseau, the tiara today is enjoying a tongue-in-cheek style revival. In this gem of a book, Geoffrey Munn, jeweler by appointment to the British monarchy, presents both classic and contemporary interpretations of diadems and headdresses spanning two centuries. The featured designers include Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef, and Versace. From priceless pieces commissioned by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria to a punk-rock acrylic creation by Vivienne West-wood, the sumptuous photos and accompanying histories are sure to thrill royal watchers and riot grrls alike.

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User Review  - Jovy - Goodreads

4.5!!! I adore this...nice pictures of tiaras, crown and sometimes headbands... Honestly every girl is obsessed with tiaras since we were able to utter the word 'crown'... From Cinderella's princess ... Read full review



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Geoffrey Munn is managing director of Wartski, Jewelers by Appointment to the British Royal Family. He is also a well-known British media personality who frequently appears on television and radio, in particular as the jewelry expert on the British version of "Antiques Roadshow".

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