costume series: medieval fashion in period drama  crowns and coronets

Crowns were perhaps the strongest signifiers of nobility, especially royalty, and so they were extremely lavish and intricate and were made of the most precious metals and jewels. Crowns and coronets weren’t particularly restricted to royalty at this time, with noble ladies wearing coronets or mini-crowns as part of their formal dress. They were sometimes set with jewels but were not as ornate as those used for coronations or of the royal household. Women soon adopted them to wear over their veils. Precious and semiprecious stones and enamel were widely used. [x] [x]