Many of us were surprised to see an unfamiliar tiara on Princess Eugenie’s head at the royal wedding today. She chose a kokoshnik-style tiara of The Queen’s featuring stunning emeralds. But what is this tiara’s history?
Made by Boucheron in 1919, the tiara features a stunning large central tiara at a whopping 93.7 carats.
Mrs Greville wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara at a concert at the Austrian Legation in London in 1937! (credit or the find goes to my friend Beth from RJWMB) https://t.co/E5XmFfyCl9 pic.twitter.com/3xaZX44aVD
— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) October 12, 2018
The kokoshnik style means the piece gets taller at the centre, though the full nature of the tiara with all its stones also resembles something of a bandeau.
The tiara formed part of the Greville bequest of 1942, a set of jewels given to Queen Elizabeth, wife of George VI, upon the death of wealthy socialite and aristocrat, Margaret Greville.
Brilliant and rose cut diamonds are pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side.
The earrings that Eugenie wore to match were a wedding gift from her new husband, Jack.
We are in love with this piece! What do you think?