Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vintage Tiara

So I bought this tiara from the UK on ebay a while ago - it was likely a link Kat posted (she is my favorite tiara enabler!). It was so pretty and it turned out to have an interesting provenance.

Here are pictures knicked from the ebay auction:

I emailed the seller to see if she knew about about and she told me this:

The Tiara belongs to a neighbour who is a dairy farmer it has been in her family for as long as she can remember and belonged to her grandmother that would date it to around 1900 to 1920 it is silver plate on copper so that would be around the correct date perhaps earlier that silver on copper was used and also tortoiseshell.

She cannot remember anyone in the family wearing the Tiara, she is in her late sixties. There was a time when the farming community held regular farmers balls. And ladies used to dress up really elegantly so the Tiara was most likely used for this. 

I wore it for a Jane Austen ball.



  1. Eeep! That tiara is so elegant and stunning, what a treasure!

  2. Ooooh gorgeous tiara & you do it justice ... lovely dress & hair

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful find

  4. In those first few pics I wasn't improved impressed. But on you it's stunning!

  5. That's beautiful & unusual, and I can see why you bought it. Having the story behind it makes things like this even more special. The only thing that would have made it better was a photo of her wearing it. It looked perfect on you and may have been how she wore it (not in the same year dress tho).

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I wish I had that too! And yes, it's definitely later than regency! :-)

  6. I forgot to add this link. Here's some more bling ideas to add to your costume. Its from my Watches and How Ladies Wore Them.