Royal Wedding Jewelry!
By Erika Winters
Jewels at the Royal Wedding
Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) were married today at Westminster Abbey. The bride wore a stunning gown by designer Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen with the Cartier "Halo" tiara borrowed from the Queen. Earrings from Robinson Pelham and a wedding band of Welsh gold completed her Royal Wedding ensemble. Jewelry highlights shown in the photos below.
The Queen lent Catherine the Cartier "Halo" Tiara for the Royal Wedding. "The ‘halo’ tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and was purchased by The Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. The tiara was presented to Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday." - officialroyalwedding2011.org
"The Bride’s earrings, by Robinson Pelham, are diamond-set stylised oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the centre. Inspiration for the design comes from the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves. The earrings were made to echo the tiara. The earrings were a personal gift to the Bride from her parents for her Wedding Day." - officialroyalwedding2011.org
Catherine's Wedding Band
"Prince William and Catherine Middleton chose Wartski to make the Wedding Ring for Miss Middleton. The ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold that was given to Prince William by The Queen shortly after the engagement was announced...There will be only one ring, in accordance with the Couple's wishes. " - officialroyalwedding2011.org
"Robinson Pelham have also designed and made a pair of diamond earrings for Miss Philippa Middleton. These earrings are more floral in nature to compliment the headpiece worn by Miss Philippa Middleton during the Service." - officialroyalwedding2011.org
The Queen's Brooch
The Queen wore Queen Mary’s True Lovers Knot diamond brooch with her Angela Kelly yellow wool primrose dress. Read more about the Queen's wedding attire at stylelist.
Michael & Carole Middleton
"A tourmaline and diamond pendant and matching earrings have been designed and made for Mrs. Carole Middleton. Two gold stick pins, one with a single gold acorn at the head and the other with an oak leaf, are also worn respectively by the Father of the Bride, Mr. Michael Middleton." - officialroyalwedding2011.org
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