78 ) 83 The diamond and platinum encrusted headband was – like many of most famous royal tiaras – originally made for Queen Mary in 1932, to accommodate one of her prized 10-diamond brooches that was gifted to her by the County of Lincoln.
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It was part of a set of jewellery made for Queen Mary to use at the event which included a necklace, stomacher, brooch and earrings.
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The Meander Tiara is in the classical Greek 'key pattern' featuring a large brilliant cut diamond in the center surrounded by a diamond wreath. It was then inherited by Princess Anne, who has worn it several times, and was the tiara of choice for the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day, in 2011. )
( ( ) ( ) 31 ( The subtle headpiece features 739 brilliant-cut diamonds and 149 baguette diamonds.The Meander Tiara is the only tiara in the royal collection that belongs to the family of Prince Philip. 60 843 ( Its central 93.70-carat cabochon emerald gem is a unique feature, and Princess Eugenie chose to wear it for her marriage in October 2018. The glittering diamond bandeau — the Greek Key Tiara, also known as Princess Andrew's Meander Tiara — that Zara Tindall wore on her 2011 wedding day … ( ) 41 )
91 66 The platinum halo also features rose-cut diamonds, six smaller emeralds and an openwork pattern.The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara holds pride of place on British coins and banknotes. ) The Lover’s Knot Tiara.
It was originally created for Queen Mary in 1914 by Garrard, using existing jewellery in the monarch’s collection.
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The piece can be dismantled to be worn as a necklace or a coronet and, in the early 1900s, the base was removed so it could be worn as a separate headband. 32 30 ( ) ( ) ( 82 ) ( 753 66