The Victorian and Edwardian periods produced a lovely style of comb: shell with a metal tiara attached, which folds back. Here is a real one. Diamond and Shell comb, c. 1890. Floral spray tiara with European-cut old-mine diamonds, which weigh approximately 3 carats. Est. $3000 – $5000. Sotheby’s. Final Sale Price: $7200.
These tiaras are decorated with glass crystals or fake pearls. They were made c.1870-1880 and sell for around $550 each.