Jeweled Tiara Still Tempts

No longer the exclusive domain of princesses and heiresses, these glittering headpieces get a modern makeover.

Like Cinderella arriving at the palace, a bejeweled tiara always gets noticed, whether it is worn at the Oscars, the Met Gala, or an exclusive state occasion requiring a ball gown and satin gloves.

“Over the last five years worldwide, we’ve probably sold over 80 tiaras,” Kristian Spofforth, head of jewelry at Sotheby’s London, said during a recent video interview from his New Bond Street office. “They are popular things and there are more tiaras out there than you would think. People are fascinated by them.”

So much so, he said, that an average of 1,000

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