The Greville emerald kokoshnik tiara replica
The Greville emerald kokoshnik tiara was made by Boucheron, a French jeweller in 1919. It is over 100 years old, but belonged to the royal family for just over 75 years. The original owner of the tiara was Dame Margaret Greville, who left the emerald kokoshnik to the Queen upon her death she left it together with much of her other collection to the Queen Mother. Upon the Queen Mother’s death in 2002 much of that collection, including the emerald kokoshnik was passed onto her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
The tiara is made in the kokoshnik style initially work by Russia’s Imperial Court in the 19th century. Like all great jewels, this tiara has been through several re-incarnations. As fashions changed, in 1910 Mrs Greville thought the tiara was too imposing and went back to Boucheron to have it re-modelled into a lighter headband or bandeau shape tiara. In 1919 it was further adjusted so that it could be worn lower on the forehead. Its final tweak was in 1921 when the geometric pattern of diamonds of emeralds was added and this is the version we saw Princess Eugenie wearing it down the aisle, as something borrowed from the Queen in 2018
Height: 5.25 cms
Diameter: 16.6 cms
Item No: 65-027
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