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This beautiful high end handmade tiara is from the personal collection of Basia Zarzycka which was recently sold in London. Basia is well known for her exquisitely crafted couture wedding dresses and tiaras sold from her romantic emporium in London’s fashionable Sloane Square.

CONDITION: good vintage condition.


SIZE: height of largest star is 2 ins (5 cms), and 1 ins 2.5 cms) in diameter (. The tiara will stretch to fit approximately 6½ ins (16.5 cms)


This lovely tiara comes from a superb range of stunningly beautiful bespoke hair accessories which are all hand made to order for clients. These wonderfully intricate handmade fashion accessories and wedding tiaras are incredibly gorgeous and fabulously unique. They are made from a range of the finest materials including exquisite antique beads, seed pearls and Swarovski crystals often combined with delicate hand tooled silk flowers.

The ornament comprises a metal band which is here covered with black velvet but which can be covered with any colour to match the wearer’s hair. Arising from this are five stars, set upon spikes. The star motifs are graduated in size with the largest in the centre and are closely encrusted in small clear rhinestones.

The central star bears the signature Andrew Prince, a high end London jewelry designer, on the back. Andrew Prince is a renowned British jeweller who specialises in crystal wedding ornaments which are easily mistaken for the real thing.

There are small loops at the extremities through which a hairpin might be passed to secure it in position.

The tiara comes complete with the Basia Zarzycka store tag.


Stunningly gorgeous and truly unique, these sparkling bridal hair accessories convey a true sense of timeless beauty and elegance. The crowning glory of the bride, the range of bridal tiaras offer an insight into the opulent and exquisite world of Basia Zarzycka, renowned across the globe as one of the leading makers and designers of couture wedding dresses and gothic wedding gowns.

Basia Zarzycka is of Polish ancestry but was born in the United Kingdom. After graduating from the prestigious Goldsmiths College with a BA in embroidery and textiles Basia went on to gain her Master of Arts (Fashion & constructed textiles) from Birmingham university.

Basis’s fashion career sprang from humble beginnings on a stall in London’s Bermondsy Antiques Market. This was followed by a shop in the fashionable Antiquarious indoor market in fashionable Chelsea. It was here that Basia began to build a reputation for specializing in bridal and glamorous vintage evening dresses and antique hair accessories which were hired out for society weddings.

Her pretty Sloane Square shop opened in 1999. She designs for clients ranging from foreign Royalty to international pop stars and some of the biggest names in Hollywood, creating bespoke, innovative designs from conception through to completion to the highest standard of workmanship. As well as bespoke and couture wedding dresses she also makes bridal tiaras and sells vintage accessories and antique jewelry, perfect for putting the prettifying touches to any bridal outfit.

Here is a link to a piece about the auction where these accessories were recently sold at Roseberys Auction Rooms, London:-




PLEASE NOTE: This link is “Etsy legal” and leads only to a document resource with no merchandise for sale.

Find vintage vintage jewelry and exotic fabrics in our other shop:-


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2) They must be returned to us in "same condition as sent" unless we have been supplied with photographic evidence that item was damaged in outward transit.

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5) No refund can be issued until the goods are back in our hands in "same condition as sent".

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Because of the expense of international returns we encourage buyers to sell items elsewhere to recoup any loss. We are willing to permit the use of our intellectual property in the form of original photographs and descriptions free of charge for this purpose'

No b2b refunds unless defective/broken
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It MUST be sent as a jpg attached to Etsy convo or email. We are unable to accept pictures sent to a celphone via sms or mms.

Merchandise which sustained damage may not need to be returned if photographic evidence is supplied and claim is notified within the above 7 day period. "Notified" means that you sent us a convo or email to indicate a problem.

Buyers unable to provide photographic evidence must return the item at their expense.

Buyers should exercise reasonable care with vintage items. Under no circumstances will we refund or be held responsible for items which arrive safely and are subsequently damaged in use.
Buyers should carry out the following procedures:-

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2) Enquire of family members/neighbors or doorman (if appropriate)

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Where the status of a tracked item shows the package to be "delivered" our insurers will require the buyer to produce documentary evidence of non receipt before considering a refund claim.

We require a physical letter from the postal authority concerned (not a scan or photo copy) confirming that they have made an error in their notifications and that the package has been mis-delivered.
We do not refund shipping (either outward or return) for packages which are returned to us because buyer refused delivery or did not "claim" the package. By claim we mean picked up from postal depot or arrangements made to redeliver.

Such packages are treated as "abandoned" by the postal service and are usually returned to sender.

"Returned to sender" packages are typically given low priority by postal services and may take many weeks to return to us. In some cases the package is never returned.

No refund can or will be issued until the goods are returned to our premises.

On return buyers will be given the choice of a refund of item price only or of having the item/s reshipped at their expense.
We try to note all flaws which might affect the appearance, value or functionality of a piece. However it would be impractical to mention every minor scratch or abrasion on a pre-owned item. These latter are part of the history of the piece.

Photographs are an important part of the description and should be examined carefully.

Flaws or features which are clearly visible in one or more photographs are considered to have been disclosed even if not specifically mentioned in descriptions.

Buyers are expected to carefully read descriptions and examine pictures. They are assumed to have done so regardless of whether or not this is actually the case.

When in doubt questions can (and should) be asked to clarify any doubts re condition etc
Minor surface wear or the odd dull or missing rhinestone on a vintage item do NOT constitute grounds for "substantially mis-described".

Examples of substantially mis-described are:-

Item described as "vintage" is less than 20 years old

item described as "sterling" or "silver" tests as silver plated or base metal.

Item has a broken catch or fastening not mentioned and cannot safely be worn.

Item has an obvious repair/restoration or break not mentioned which substantially affects the value, durability functionality or appearance of the piece.

We do not clean, remove labels or repair vintage pieces unless they are extremely dirty as many collectors prefer to do these themselves.

Vintage tiara rhinestone stars signed designer bridal wedding hair accessory with provenance


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: gilt metal, rhinestones, velvet
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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