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circlet (noun) a small ring or band.
A small circular ornament, especially for the head, is a circlet. A circular band made of precious metals, sometimes stones set in it, or of flowers, or of leaves, and worn around the head, is a circlet.
- The circlet of gold decked with very costly stones of different colors, adorning her head at the party, gave her a quaint look, while it left no one in doubt that she was rolling in riches.
- A circlet of olive leaves placed on the head, was all the honor a victor in any sports event was decorated with, in ancient Greece, but it was an honor everyone coveted, and to which a lot of value was given.