Tiara Terminology from A-Z

Tiara Terminology from A-Z

In the never ending, intricate lifestyles of tiaras, have you ever wondered what certain terms mean? For instance, what is a kokoshnik versus a meander? Well, don't look any further read on for a breakdown of tiara terminology. 

Tiara Glossary from A-Z

Aigrette: Refers to the tufted crest or head-plumes of the egret (bird), used for adorning a headdress. This ornament was popular during the early part of the 20th century. 

Marie Antoinette wearing an Aigrette

Bandeau: Typically low in profile, a bandeau is headband style piece that lays flat ones head and sometimes across the forehead. 


By Tim Evanson from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - bandeau by Cartier, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75641322

 

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