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.
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