Turquoise Wedding Jewelry

Princess Mary's turquoise tiara

Princess Mary's turquoise tiara is among the most beautiful of wedding jewels. In 1893 the Duke and Duchess of Teck had given the three 1850 turquoise brooches, a tiara, a necklace and earrings to their daughter, as a wedding present. The Royal Magazine illustrates beautifully how the original tiara looked before it was downsized. Queen Mary found the composition too high, and it was lowered by E. Wolff & Co. in August 1912.  Turquoise had continued to be worn by royalty and gained popularity in the mid-1800’s in the Victorian Age. 

 

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