It seems royal watchers gave up on tiara predictions after everyone failed to guess what Meghan Markle would wear for her royal wedding in the spring. It’s probably a good thing, because I don’t think anyone would have dreamed, in their wildest jewelry fantasies, the piece Princess Eugenie chose to wear with her Peter Pilotto gown for her walk down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel to marry Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018.
The Princess looked absolutely amazing in the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara, made by the French jeweler Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919, sparkled plenty from the moment it was first spotted on the bride in the car en route to the chapel because she chose not to wear a veil. Closeup images of Eugenie show how the emeralds matched her eyes.
The jewel is in the ‘kokoshnik’ style that was popularized by the Russian Imperial court. It is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, centering on a 93.7-carat cabochon emerald. Six emeralds punctuate the sides. The tiara was bequeathed by Mrs Greville to Queen Elizabeth in 1942.
The bride paired the tiara with diamond and emerald drop earrings which were a specially commissioned gift from her husband. The earrings along with the bride’s amazing Padparadscha sapphire engagement ring have shown Jack has amazing taste in jewelry.