THE TIARA “ECUME DE DIAMANTS” OF CHARLENE DE MONACO
In 2011, Lorenz Bäumer had the honor of being chosen as the personal jeweler of Princess Charlene of Monaco for her wedding. Among several proposals, the tiara named “Écume de diamants” proved to be the only one and won the Princess’ heart. The tiara, set with multiple diamonds of different sizes, is inspired by their shared passion for the sea, the Princess being a champion swimmer and Lorenz Bäumer being a surfing enthusiast. Karl Lagerfeld immortalized this magical moment by photographing Lorenz Bäumer and Charlene of Monaco wearing her diamond foam.
The tiara is a unique piece of jewelry, made in the image of the princess. The tiara is composed of round diamonds, baguettes and polished white gold for a mirror effect and once assembled the tiara reflects the light and reminds the movement of the waves.
The sumptuous “Écume de diamants” tiara is adorned with a pavement of sparkling round and baguette diamonds and eleven pear-cut diamonds, the largest of which alone weighs 8 carats.
The first particularity of this tiara is that it can be worn as a jewel in the hair but also as a brooch. The second particularity of the Écume de diamants tiara is its asymmetry, a bold choice since the Écume de diamants is more difficult to attach than a classic tiara, but Lorenz, an engineer by training, rose to the challenge.