Crowning Achievements: The World's Most Beautiful Tiaras

Royal Tiaras
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Diamond and Pearl Tiara by Musy (Italy)
Queen Margherita, wife of King Umberto I, had a passion for pearls. That's evident in this diamond-and-pearl tiara she commissioned in 1904 to celebrate the birth of her grandson Umberto. She died in 1926, and the tiara was passed to her son the Prince of Piemonte, who in turn gave it to his wife — the future Queen Maria José — on their wedding day. She passed it on to this woman, Marina, Crown Princess of Italy, Princess of Naples, who is a Swiss-born water skier. Italians dismantled the monarchy in a 1946 referendum that enshrined the country as a republic in the constitution. Marina retains her title as a courtesy. As for the sunglasses-tiara mix, we have no explanation.

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