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A tiara (from Latin: tiara, from Ancient Greek: ) is a jeweled,

ornamental crown traditionally worn by women. It is worn during formal occasions,


particularly if the dress code is white tie

Today, the word "tiara" is often used interchangeably with the word "diadem", and tiara is
often translated to a word similar to diadem in other languages.[3] Both words come from
head ornaments worn by ancient men and women to denote high status. As Geoffrey
Munn notes, "The word 'tiara' is actually Persian in origin the name first denoted the high-
peaked head-dresses of Persian kings, which were encircled by 'diadems' (bands of purple
and white decoration). Now, it is used to describe almost every form of decorative head
ornament."[4] Ancient Greeks and Romans used gold to make wreath-shaped head
ornaments, while the Scythians' resembled a stiff halo that would serve as the inspiration for
later Russian kokoshniks. The use of tiaras and diadems declined along with the decline of
the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity