Wessex Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara

Our fifth aquamarine tiara post for March, here’s the Wessex Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara!

Wessex Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara

HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the wife of HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, debuted her Aquamarine Tiara during the Coronation festivities of Prince Albert II of Monaco, in 2005. Prior to 2005 Sophie only had one tiara which she wore, her wedding tiara (Wessex wedding tiara), so the debut of Sophie’s new tiara was quite exciting for those of us interested in Sophie’s tiara occasions (and we imagine for Sophie as well!). There was one brief appearance of a tiara of unknown origin at Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark’s wedding to Mary Donaldson, but it hasn’t been seen since.

The fact that her new tiara is such a beautiful aquamarine and diamond tiara, and can also be converted and worn as a necklace, makes it’s even more appealing. It looks as if the aquamarine is significantly lighter in colour in the photographs of it being worn as a necklace – it may be a trick of light, or be on account of the tiara setting.

Very little is known about this tiara, aside from it being made of aquamarines and diamonds. There has been speculation that Prince Edward designed it himself, and also that it comes from pieces already within the Royal Family. Unfortunately, no information has been forthcoming. We hope more information on this gorgeous tiara of Sophie’s will come to light soon.

Here’s Sophie debuting her aquamarine tiara at the Coronation Gala of Prince Albert II of Monaco. Sophie seems to be wearing a matching pair of aquamarine earrings and necklace.


Sophie wearing the aquamarine tiara in necklace form

Let’s hope Sophie wears her aquamarine and diamond tiara again soon – it’s a favourite!

Next up and our last post on aquamarine tiaras for March, something a bit unexpected from the Princely House of Ligne in Belgium.

Links to our previous aquamarine tiara posts: Queen Elizabeth’s Brazilian Aquamarine and Diamond Parure and the Boucheron Diamond Clips, The Aquamarine Pine Flower Tiara, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands’ Aquamarine Tiara and Parure, and The Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara of Sweden

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7 comments

  1. Lovely tiara. I didn’t know that “lesser” royals had numerous tiaras. I hope more is found out about this tiara eventually.

    1. I know – I was surprised too! Sophie has a lot of tiara events as she and HRH Prince Edward are the Queen’s representatives at many of the foreign royal events (weddings, coronations, etc…)

  2. This tiara looks beautiful on Sophie its versitile and looks great as a necklace too. I would like to see her given another stone or diamond fitting for the centre as a change, her Wedding tiara is too small and uninteresting when compared to the others in the family. The Duke and Duchess of Wessex nearly always represent the British Royal Family at weddings, they need to be attired and bejeweled appropriately, I am sure there are enough jewels lying around in the vaults for her to be given or lent a few more.

    1. The Duchess does a pretty good job dressing for her role, but she shouldn’t look like the poor relation. HM. needs to make sure Sophie is taken care of in the dress and jewelry department.

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