After their whirlwind and lavish two-day wedding ceremony this past weekend Their Serene Highnesses Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Durban, South Africa. Come this Thursday July 7, the couple will throw yet another wedding reception at the Oyster Box hotel for a few hundred of their closest friends. Soon after the prince will participate in the IOC meetings. When that is all over the princely couple of Monaco will begin their honeymoon.
Here is a video about the making of H.S.H. Princess Charlene’s Ecume des Jours/Diamond Foam Tiara by Lorenz Baumer.
Princess Charlene of Monaco opted for something much more personal choosing a bold, asymmetrical creation in diamond and white gold that symbolizes the one-time Olympic swimmer’s love for the sea.
… [the] tiara in white gold and nearly 60 carats worth of diamonds evoke the spray thrown off a crashing wave. Thin strips of precision-cut diamonds arch up from behind the left ear and fan out in an almost pinkish explosion at the temple. Large round cut diamonds, the largest weighing 8 carats, punctuate the ends of the sparkling arcs. (source)
Finally, if you are interested in discussing royal jewels — past and present — with others I highly recommend visiting as well as signing up to the forum known as Royal Jewels of the World. The members of this forum are incredibly knowledgeable and very kind. Here is the link. 🙂
Finally, to learn more about Lorenz Baumer, the designer of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco’s tiara, please click the link here.