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The Most Stunning Royal Tiaras And Their History

2. The Modern Sapphire Tiara
This headpiece is called the "Modern" Sapphire Tiara because it is a relatively new piece in Queen Elizabeth II's collection. She acquired the jewels for the tiara in 1963 with the intent of creating a crown that would match the Victorian sapphire jewelry her father gifted her on her wedding day. (She is seen wearing all three of them in this photo.)

The jewels for the tiara came from a necklace originally owned by Princess Louise of Belgium. The princess had a spending problem, and in order to clear her debts, her father King Leopold II auctioned off all of her jewels. Because of this, the queen was able to acquire the jewels in 1963, and then commission a tiara from them.