However, when it arrive that was a different story. This tiara was way too big for my head when I took it out of the packaging. It is of very sturdy construction but can be bent to fit your head. Slow and steady is the key! Bend at the middle first then bend a little bit near the break in each set of horizontal crystals working your way to the ends. Keep putting it on your head until it feels right. You will hear mild cracking noises but nothing major. None of the crystals came off or cracked. Just go very slow!
I got a great deal on this tiara but after seeing it think it is actually worth the list price. If you are having a formal wedding and looking for a statement headpiece this one won't disappoint. I have a tiara collection and know it's going to be hard to top this one!