The sight of a royal bride, resplendent in her wedding gown and topped with a glittering tiara, is a spectacle that captivates the world. Royal wedding tiaras are more than just beautiful accessories; they embody tradition, heritage, and a timeless elegance that continues to inspire brides today. In this blog post, we take a journey through history, exploring the stunning royal wedding tiaras that have dazzled over the years.
The Tradition of Royal Wedding Tiaras
Royal wedding tiaras have a rich history, passed down through generations and symbolising the lineage and prestige of royal families. They are often heirlooms, each with its own story to tell. These stunning pieces are a blend of incredible craftsmanship and priceless gems, making them an integral part of a royal bride's ensemble.
Iconic Royal Wedding Tiaras:
Queen Elizabeth II's Fringe Tiara
Queen Elizabeth II donned a striking diamond fringe tiara for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947. This versatile piece, which can also be worn as a necklace, originally belonged to Queen Mary. It's characterised by 47 diamond bars separated by smaller diamond spikes.
Princess Diana's Spencer Tiara
Princess Diana chose to honor her family heritage at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 by wearing the Spencer Tiara. This headpiece, crafted from multiple pieces of family jewellery, features a design of stylized flowers decorated with diamonds.
Kate Middleton's Cartier Halo Tiara
For her wedding to Prince William in 2011, Kate Middleton wore the Cartier Halo Tiara, loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II. This tiara, made of platinum and set with over 800 diamonds, was originally purchased by King George VI for his wife, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), in 1936.
Meghan Markle's Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara
Meghan Markle, when she married Prince Harry in 2018, wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara, loaned by Queen Elizabeth II. The tiara, made in 1932, holds at its center a detachable brooch given to Queen Mary in 1893.
Hermione Harbutt's Inspired Collection
While we might not all have access to royal heirlooms, at Hermione Harbutt, we offer handcrafted tiaras inspired by these historic pieces. Each tiara, carefully crafted by Hermione herself, embodies regal elegance, ensuring every bride can feel like a royal on her big day.
For instance, our Maiden Tiara embodies the elegance and grandeur of its historic counterpart. Made from delicate clusters of Swarovski Crystals, it features a dazzling display in this dainty arched tiara that is sure to turn heads.
Royal wedding tiaras encapsulate an unparalleled charm and heritage, inspiring brides around the world. Visit our online store or showrooms in London and Bristol to explore Hermione Harbutt's collection, inspired by these regal pieces.
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In the world of Hermione Harbutt, every bride can experience the regal elegance of a royal wedding. With our tiaras, feel like a queen and create your own legacy on your special day.