Gold for August: Margrethe's tiara
Golden flowers for a queen - the unusual tiara belonging to Margrethe of Denmark
This very unusual tiara is a modern addition to the royal jewel vault of Denmark. The golden diadem, studded with diamonds that have to work hard to be noticed against the deep colour of the metal, was presented to Margrethe II in 2012 by the people of Greenland to mark her 40th anniversary as queen.
It was designed by Nicolai Appel and made using melted down golden coins which were struck from metal mined in Greenland itself. There is no doubt where this tiara comes from and no doubt that Margrethe holds it in high esteem - one of her biggest appearances every year comes at the New Year Levees and this tiara took pride of place there in 2013 when the Queen of Denmark wore it at this prestigious and prominent event.