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Emeralds Top Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Look

Bride sports tiara and earrings featuring the colored gemstone.
Oct 14, 2018 7:44 AM   By Rapaport News
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Princess Eugenie’s bridal jewels were all about emeralds at her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.

The UK royal wore a headpiece made of brilliant- and rose-cut diamonds pavé-set in platinum, with a large emerald center stone surrounded by six emeralds on either side. The center emerald is 93.70 carats, according to news website The Inquisitr.

The princess’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, lent her the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara. It was designed by Boucheron for Dame Margaret Greville in 1919, who bequeathed it to the queen’s mother in 1942.

Eugenie also sported a matching set of diamond and emerald drop earrings, which the groom gave her as a wedding gift, Kensington Palace said.

For her evening reception at Royal Lodge Windsor, the princess wore those earrings with a hair slide, which she also borrowed from the queen. The Wheat-Ear Brooches — which can be worn either as hair slides or brooches — were originally commissioned by William IV in 1830 for his wife, Queen Adelaide. They were passed down to Queen Victoria in 1837, and eventually to Queen Elizabeth in 1952.

The queen wore one of the famous Cullinan diamonds — the heart-shaped, 18.80-carat Cullinan V — as the centerpiece of a brooch, according to Town & Country.

Image: Princess Eugenie on her wedding day. (Peter Pilotto/Instagram
Tags: boucheron, Cullinan V brooch, Dame Margaret Greville, emeralds, Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie, Queen Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, Rapaport News, Royal Lodge Windsor, Wheat-Ear Brooches, William IV
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