02 April 2020

Tiara Tournament: Greville vs Greville Emerald Kokoshnik

This round's final contest is a Mrs. Greville vs. Mrs. Greville showdown!

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The Greville Tiara vs. The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik

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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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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.

Stay tuned: round three results will be up on Saturday! In the meantime, I've got a whole lot of additional sparkle heading your way...