As the saying goes, “Shit happens.” It’s really shitty when tiaras get stolen. If I hear about a theft, I’ll blog about it and put it here. This all started, of course, when Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden’s tiara went missing in April of 2017. After learning about Hilda, I came across lots of other stolen tiaras and jewels, many in the context of post-World War I chaos. Here’s what I’ve written about jewel and tiara theft so far.

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Tiaras in the News: 2019

It’s not often that tiaras make international headlines. There’s something special about 2019. From the Swedish burial regalia theft to the Portland tiara to the two spectacular Faberg√© tiaras up for auction this May, there’s a lot to talk about. Let’s dive in.

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Who Stole Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden’s Tiara?

In 2017, a thief walked away with a tiara worth $1.2 million. I bet they didn’t even know who Hilda was. I sure didn’t, but the news sent me on a quest to find out everything I could. I’m still going, but you wouldn’t believe the amazing, sad, and heartbreaking stories I’ve uncovered about Hilda and her family in the meantime.

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