Poor David, such a hard worker bee.
Ebedner, I meant to write yesterday that I adore your two picks. Not sure which I like most. Both are exquisite. I'd seen the Russian one and couldn't download it. However, the Queen Vic sapphire tiara eluded me until your post. I'll take one of each, please.
Saqsay, I know there are a few out there with conversion capabilities, however, in concept, that just doesn't do it for me. A tiara should remain a tiara, period. Somehow, when I see it on the Countess Sophie's neck, I can't help but try to piece it back together as a tiara. Not good. Plus, it seems so... thrifty. Somehow, it just doesn't seem right thinking of royal jewels as "practical." Kind of like a sleep sofa... convenient, yes. However, I'm sure most of us who have one would really rather have two separate pieces of furniture.