lunedì 4 luglio 2011
Charlene indossa la tiara « Ecume de diamants » creata dal gioielliere Lorenz Bäumer
We are slowly getting an insight into the style of Princess Charlene and what she jewels she favours. The ‘Diamond Spray’ tiara, that she wears in her hair, looks very natural and she wears it more like a hair band than a perching-on-the-head tiara, tells us a lot.
The first point is that yes, she does like jewellery, but very much her way. So no traditional parures or mother-in-law’s brooches for her, but distinctive pieces worn on their own. She wears the jewellery, rather than the other way around. And when she does wear a jewel, she tends to chose one statement piece and let it really shine. The style of the jewels is very personal and she favours white gold or platinum and diamonds. Though the Van Cleef & Arpels necklace and this tiara, have a contemporary feel to them, her hair ornament that she wore down the aisle looked vintage.
Charlene wears the Lorenz Baumer Diamond Spray tiara in a very natural rather than stately way. She wears it nestled amongst her hair, and the diamonds peep through flattering her blonde hair. She appears to be wearing no other jewels – besides her Repossi engagement ring which makes the tiara really sing out.
Lorenz Baumer tells us that the design was inspired by Charlene’s love of the sea and the spray of diamonds represent foam on the crest of a wave. I like this contemporary take on what at first glance looks like a more classic ‘wheat sheaf’ style tiara. Instead it relates to Charlene’s life and is a clean modern design. The white gold frame is set with 11 pear-cut diamonds, the largest weighing eight carats. With jewels such as these expect Charlene to become a muse for jewellers – but she will be the one calling the shots.