Athletic wunderkind that I am, I managed to tear my trapezius muscle yesterday whist washing my own hair. I wasn’t attempting anything fancy mind you, but I am guilty of having let it get a bit too long; I have thus far refused to get my hair cut anywhere other than my salon in NYC. Net effect of all this shenanigans–I found myself in the ER in excruciating pain being assured by the good doctor that I would feel better if I stick to a strict regimen of Vicodin, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. Which got me thinking. . .what did women do before the invention of modern medicine if they injured themselves with a too heavy diamond tiara? Ponder the suffering that was endured in the name of glamour and glitz! I shall leave you with two tiaras that would be well worth the agony (in my opinion):
Diamond tiara/necklace, c. 1890. This design is commonly called the “Tiara Russe”.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,