The long story of the tiara chosen by Princess Eugenie for the wedding ♦ ︎
Everyone looked her, the tiara. The marriage between Princess Eugenie, second-born of Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, with Jack Brooksbank, manager of a company of spirits, has attracted the glances on the dress, but also on the jewels worn by the young bride.
The tiara whic she wore is owned by Queen Elizabeth, who lent her to the niece for the occasion.
But it’s not just any tiara: it has a story. It is, in fact, the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, created by Boucheron in 1919.
It is made of platinum and rose cut diamonds, with an enormous 93.70 carat emerald in the center, plus six other smaller emeralds on the sides.
This jewel was part of the so-called Greville legacy, a special collection of jewelry left to Queen Mother by Margaret Greville. She was the wife of a politician, Ronald Greville, was part of the good London society as and she was a intimate friend of Queen Mary. When the Queen Mother died in 2002, Elizabeth inherited the tiara in addition to other jewels.
The choice of this tiara surprised the experts of the royal family, who had predicted that the choice would fall on the diadem of York, made by Garrard for the wedding day of Sarah Ferguson, in 1986.