'Olympia' whimsical Edwardian rhinestone tiaraInspiration for this one-of-a-kind baroque style tiara came from a 1920s portrait of Queen Mary, wife of King George V. Its whimsical design combines touches of theatre and fantasy with audacious elegance.
Olympia has been created from elements of three filigree and rhinestone dress buckles dating from the early 1900s. The centre piece has an ornate open frame of antiqued gold colour sprinkled with faceted rhinestones. On either side is a jewel of closely set rhinestones and a buckle piece with rhinestones in an intricate scrolled frame. All the rhinestones are claw set and, despite being over 100 years old, have a vibrant sparkle seldom seen in modern costume jewellery.
Olympia is approximately 5.5cm high in the centre and the jewelled cluster is 14.5cm from side to side. The band itself is wrapped with brown satin ribbon and has a fixing loop at each end.