Kate Middleton’s ‘down to earth’ Cartier wedding tiara valued by expert – huge cost

Kate Middleton’s ‘down to earth’ Cartier wedding tiara valued by expert – huge cost

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, looked simply stunning on her wedding day. The royal bride wore an Alexander McQueen gown covered in stunning floral lace.

It is reported to have cost £250,000 to make and many, many hours.

The dress was accessorised with a stunning platinum and diamond tiara.

The Cartier Scroll tiara was borrowed from the Queen.

Alex Michell Gemologist at Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn said: “It has 149 baguette-cut diamonds as well as an astounding 739 brilliant cut diamonds of varying weights (size), with the largest being at the top in the centre.

“This halo scroll tiara was made in platinum by Cartier for the Duke of York to give to his wife just before he became King George VI in 1936.”

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So, just how much is the stunning tiara worth, according to the expert?

Alex said: “Not my favourite of the Royal tiaras but one that has surely been passed around and I think was very suited to Kate and her not over the top style.

“The earrings she wore complimented it well.

“It is very hard to estimate the value but as a Cartier piece, I would estimate it to be worth approximately £750,000 to £1,250,000.”

Royal tiaras are exciting elements on any wedding day.

The expert detailed how Meghan’s wedding tiara featured much larger diamonds that Kate’s.

They said: “Most of the diamonds are small in comparison to the piece worn by The Duchess of Sussex but are subtle and beautifully set.”

Meghan wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara which was originally a wedding gift from the County of Lincoln to Queen Mary in 1893.

Expert Deborah Papas estimated the piece could be much more expensive than the one worn by Kate Middleton.

She explained: “It is hard to put a value on this little seen piece but could be worth up to £2 million.”

Meghan Markle’s jewellery is a staple of her style. 

She recently wore two bracelets with hidden meanings in a passionate speech after the killing George Floyd. 

The Duchess appeared to wear the Cartier ‘Love’ Yellow Gold Bracelet, a thick gold bangle which has been described as an “iconic symbol of love that transgresses convention”, from the 1970s.

Meghan was also wearing a Monica Vinader Linear Friendship Bracelet in the video, with a plaited design in gold, which has a meaning of “generosity” according to the brand’s website. The bracelet costs £125 and features 18 carat gold vermeil.

Published at Sat, 13 Jun 2020 03:01:00 +0000