• Origin of craft: Russian Federation

    Transforming the kokoshnik tiara at Kensington Palace

    by elluse

    By: Historic Royal Palaces

    Composed of nearly 200 carats of diamonds, this majestic tiara was given to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter Princess Louise as a wedding gift from her husband in 1889. It features hundreds of exquisite diamonds ranging from one to ten carats, including a set of beautiful pear-shaped diamonds set on tiny pivots which would have dazzled onlookers when worn.