19 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Greville vs Wessex Wedding


Our final match of the day features a classic diadem and a controversial sparkler...



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The Greville Tiara vs. The Wessex Wedding Tiara


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After the Queen Mother inherited this diamond honeycomb tiara from Mrs. Greville in the 1940s, it swiftly became one of her signature pieces. Today, the same is true of its current wearer, the Duchess of Cornwall, who has both the presence and the hair to carry off such a major tiara. 


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The Countess of Wessex's diamond wedding tiara may be made of jewels that belonged to Queen Victoria, but its design has been panned from the start. Improvements were made recently to coincide with Sophie's twentieth wedding anniversary -- but were they enough to help the tiara triumph?




Our next tiara tournament post will tip-off at midnight CDT!