I would love to sent both of princess Astrid's aigrettes to a jeweller to be combined in one diamond and ruby tiara. You would still be able to recognise the individual pieces but would also make for a more wearable piece for the Princess and her descendants.
: Princess Astrid of Norway's two aigrettes have
: always been a mystery. The origin of the
: ruby flower aigrette is unknown, but might
: the diamond wings originally be a different
: piece of jewelry from Russia?
: See the sketch of grand duchess Xenia
: Alexandrovna Romanova's jewelry. The diamond
: wings on the tortoise shell comb looks
: identical to Astrid's wings aigrette.
: Astrid's wings do look a bit "odd"
: on the aigrette base, but the ruby &
: diamond flowers element fits perfectly with
: the "heart shaped arch" of the
: base. Could it be because the wings
: originally are not made for this aigrette
: base at all?
: Could the diamond wings comb be a gift from
: grand duchess Xenia to queen Maud? Xenia was
: after all Maud's (and king Haakon's) first
: What do you think?
: Grand duchess Xenia's jewelry sketch:
: Princess Astrid's aigrette:
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