Friday, June 8, 2012

10 Days of Tiara's - Part 8

The Kokoshnik Tiara

The Kokoshnik Tiara was made by Garrard.

Princess Alexandra received the tiara as a gift on her Silver Wedding Anniversary in 1888 from 365 peeresses of the United Kingdom.
Alexandra had requested that the tiara be in the fashionable design of a
Russian girl’s headdress, a kokoshnik.

The tiara consists of 61 platinum bars and 488 diamonds.

The Kokoshnik Tiara is one of Queen Elizabeth's favourite tiara.

1 comment:

  1. Often called the Fringe Tiara and does open down to make a necklace. One of my favorites.Richard from My Old Historic House.


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