|The Isenburg Floral Tiara|
Among others previous wearers were Sophie’s sister, Archduchess Katharina of Austria and Isabelle, Princess of Wied. The tiara is made from silver arranged in floral pattern and adorned wth diamonds.
|Princess Sophie wearing the Isenburg Floral Tiara on her wedding day|
For the evening reception, Sophie opted for a tiara from her husband’s family: she wore Crown Princess Cecilie’s Meander Tiara. The platinum and diamond tiara was created by the imperial jeweller Koch, although some other sources attribute it to Friedlander.
|Crown Princess Cecilie Meander Tiara (right)|
|Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia (left), Princess Marie-Cecile of Prussia (middle) and Princess Sophie of Isenburg wearing the Meander Tiara|
The tiara is made up of two rows of meanders, separated by trellis-work. In the centre of each trellis is a large diamond.
I rather like both tiaras but the Meander Tiara is definitely a winner: it's both delicate and a pretty substantial piece. And, what's perhaps more important for me, has quite an illustrious history.