The tiara is lovely. I wonder if the jeweler hopes Joachim will purchase it someday?
No one sensible would drop $250,000 on a tiara if they could borrow it any time!
I agree and also no-one with the money would spend it on this - not a good design at all - IMO much in the same space as the Danish one she designed there - the design elements are lacking and the "stones" are lesser as they are displayed. If some French jeweler was happy to spend technician time on this then I wouldnt go there for a custom piece. IMO you can buy at auction for a fraction of the price - get to keep it and restyle it if that is what you want