An aigrette is a plume or tuft of feathers, or a jeweled ornament usually worn in the hair. In the 1890’s a new hair ornament emerged called the ‘aigrette’, complete with feathers and plumes became a sensation. Aigrettes became an essential part of the evening attire worn by every woman of fashion influence. During the 20’s and 30’s the aigrette came back with a vengeance, but this time jewels were added, which became the ultimate choice for any lady of fashion.
Monaco's Princess Charlene made headlines as she arrived to a lavish multi-course gala dinner wearing a modern brand new custom designed headpiece symbolizing the Olympic swimmer's love for the sea. Her headpiece was an expensive version of this new modern look.
The tiara made by French-German jeweler Lorenz Baumer, named the "Diamond Foam" tiara was made in white gold and nearly 60 karats worth of diamonds. The overall design evoked the spray thrown off a crashing wave. Thin (Read More.....)