20 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Greville Emerald Kokoshnik vs Aquamarine Pineflower

Our final match-up of round one features two tiaras set with colorful gemstones!

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The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik vs. The Aquamarine Pineflower Tiara

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This amazing diamond and emerald kokoshnik has been in the royal vaults since the 1940s, but it wasn't worn in public until two years ago! The Queen Mother inherited the tiara from Mrs. Greville but was never photographed wearing it. Princess Eugenie gave the piece new life when she wore it as her wedding tiara in 2018, and since then it's been a favorite of jewelry lovers.


This unusual aquamarine and diamond tiara, which features a pine cone theme, originally belonged to the Queen Mother. It's now worn by Princess Anne, who occasionally brings it out for galas and banquets. Can this intriguing tiara pull off an upset?

That's it for round one -- I'll publish our updated standings here on Sunday! Tomorrow, we'll break for another sparkling Saturday post...