Sarah Ferguson’s wedding tiara from Queen has not been seen for 17 years – where is it?
SARAH FERGUSON, 58, had her wedding to Prince Andrew, also 58, in 1986. She wore a gift from the Queen, a stunning tiara made especially for her. But where is the tiara now?
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is the former wife of the Queen’s second-youngest son Prince Andrew.
The pair have two daughters, Princess Beatrice, 29, and Princess Eugenie.
The redhead married the Andrew is a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
And the Duchess was given a very special present from the Queen to make her a royal bride.
While Princess Diana wore her family tiara for her weddinf, Fergie didn’t have a family tiara.
Sarah Ferguson tiara: What happened to present from Queen not seen for 17 years?
So, the Queen had a diamond tiara designed and made for her, the York tiara.
The tiara, from Garrad, the same designer who created Sarah Ferguson’s engagement ring, was part of a demi-parure.
A demi-parure is a set of jewellery with typically three pieces, and this one had a necklace, earrings, and a bracelet.
A gemologist told Express.co.uk: “This picture-perfect classic is made entirely out of diamonds set in platinum with floral scrollwork and a large diamond of around 5 carats sitting on top.
“The value of such a piece is not easy to calculate without knowing details about the diamond sizes, qualities, and also the weight of the platinum.
“That being said, with the value of a top quality 5 carat stone like this tiara topper combined with the platinum and other diamonds, the value of this tiara would easily be more than $300,000 USD today.”
However, the last time the tiara was seen in public was well over a decade ago at the White Tie and Tiara Ball hosted by Sir Elton John at his Windsor mansion on 5 July, 2001.
It seems a shame for such a tiara to have not had a public outing in years.
So what has happened to the York tiara?
As this is private gift it is likely that Sarah still has the piece.
Will Princess Eugenie wear the York Tiara for her wedding?
Eugenie is set to marry her fiance Jack Brooksbank, 32, in October.
Meghan Markle wore the Queen Mary’s Lozenge Bandeau tiara on her wedding to Prince Harry.
The 36-year-old chose the art deco headpiece.
It belonged to Princess Mary, and has been worn by Princess Margaret.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK