Queen Mathilde of Belgium wearing the bandeau portion of the Nine Provinces tiara. This tiara was a wedding gift from the people of Belgium to Princess Astrid of Sweden, who married the future King Leopold III in 1926. Created by Belgian jeweler Van Bever, the original version of the diadem is a flexible diamond bandeau in a stylized Greek key motif topped with 11 large diamonds on spikes. These large stones, totaling around 100 carats on their own, symbolize the nine provinces of Belgium
Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, wearing the Meander Bandeau portion of the "Nine Provence Tiara.". The tiara, originally a gift form the Belgian state to Princess Lilian of Sweden on the event of her marriage to the future king of the Belgians in 1926.