When I became obsessed with ancient Grecian gold laurel crowns, I thought I had no hope of finding something similar. I mean, those crowns are artifacts in a museum; there didn’t seem a chance in hell that I’d be able to find, much less afford, anything that measured up to those precious golden wreaths.
Until, on a whim, I searched Etsy for an antique golden crown. Lo and behold, vintage seller Pippa Tree had the most intriguing golden and silver crowns. In fact, I found one such piece — so delicate and not like a crown crown (as I have no princess aspirations, only Grecian) — that really took my heart. This tiara, along with the matching boutonnière, was originally worn in 1936 for a German couple’s fiftieth wedding anniversary (meaning they were married in 1886 — whoa!). Seeing it in person was an eye-opening experience, and I felt truly lucky to have found something so special.