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A type of circular necklace composed of a series of jewelled ornaments, each of which has a tiny hook that can be attached to a tiny ring on the adjacent ornament so that all the ornaments will be thus brought into a vertical position to form a tiara. Sometimes it is in the form of a necklace that can be attached to a wire frame to convert it into a tiara.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson