18 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Lover's Knot vs Wessex Aquamarine Necklace

Our first game of the day features a meeting between classic and modern tiaras...

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Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara vs. The Wessex Aquamarine Necklace Tiara

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This diamond and pearl sparkler, a replica of another famous lover's knot tiara, was commissioned by Queen Mary in 1913. It's since been worn by three more royal women: the present Queen, Diana, Princess of Wales, and the Duchess of Cambridge. It's a royal tiara that has reached icon status.


Sophie debuted this dazzling diamond and aquamarine jewel in November 2005 during the enthronement festivities for Prince Albert II of Monaco. The versatile modern piece can be worn as either a tiara or a necklace, and its sea green aquamarine coordinates beautifully with several other jewels from Sophie's collection. Could a new kid on the block defeat an established winner?

Our next tiara showdown will tip off in a few hours...