When Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, on 20 November, 1947, Great Britain was still recovering from the war, as such, things were rather austere throughout the United Kingdom.
Nontheless,the future Queen, entered the Abbey in a fairy tale princess wedding gown, complete with a long, flowing veil and a brilliantly beautiful tiara.
The tiara, featuring a "spiked" design, and quite modern for the time, was a concept of E. Wolff & Co, who then, commissioned the Royal Jewelers, at Garrard, to craft it. It contained diamonds that once belonged to Queen Victoria. Prior to her death, she bequeathed the tiara to Queen Mary. Later, it passed on to Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. In 1947, she loaned the tiara to her daughter Elizabeth, for her wedding and again, in 1973, to her grand daughter, Princess Anne, also, for her nuptials, in London. After the Queen Mother passed away, the tiara, became the property of HRH, Queen Elizabeth II.
Today, you, the would be royal bride, can walk down the aisle with a headpiece that has been inspired by the original tiara, however updated for today's bridal fashions.
The Queen Elizabeth II Wedding Tiara is crafted with brilliantly faceted Austrian clear crystals, mounted on gleaming silver tone metal, attached to an expandable headband for a secure fit.
Measures 3 inches in height by 6-10 inches in width, depending on how wide the headband is expanded.
Also ideal for quinceaneras, first communions, homecoming queens and pageants.
Available in both gold and silver tone metal settings, please specify preference when ordering.
Item # K-57-S for silver tone
Note: The tiara contains a light plating of genuine silver, affording it, a rich, heirloom quality look.