Sunday, July 3, 2011

Charlene Wittstock's Royal Wedding Jewelry

Monaco royal wedding watchers got two surprises at the highly anticipated nuptials of notorious bachelor, Prince Albert and former Olympic swimmer and all around hottie, Charlene Wittstock today.

No runaway bride. And no tiara.

Despite rumors of cold feet, Ms. Wittstock showed up in a smashing Armani Prive wedding frock that featured a 15-foot train with elegant embroidery and Swarovski crystals. Her look was topped off with a "Diamond Spray" tiara (if you can officially call it that) created by Lorenz Baumer with 11 encrusted pear-shaped diamond, according to Usmagazine.com.

The couple exchanged 18-karat white gold wedding bands from Cartier in front of the usual royal suspects along with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, James Bond star Roger Moore, former supermodel Naomi Campbell, and veteran fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

(Click here for my report on her engagement ring bling if you're curious.)

Now that all that formal info is out of the way - can we talk about the 'no tiara' decision for a sec?

Kindof a shocker, considering the royal protocol for such things - but I for one think the look is smashing. Love the 'spray' effect and think it's the perfect fit for her updo. So there. What do you guys think?

And while the palace PR machine denies any 'runaway bride' scenario, I have yet to find a picture where these two look like there's one lick of chemistry left (unlike my fav royal couple - that Swedish sensation, Crown Princess Victoria and her commoner fitness-guru-turned-prince, Daniel Westling).

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Speaking of, the serious royal bling came out the night prior for a benefit concert/civil ceremony, where the only fireworks happening were...the fireworks (just kiddin' kids).

Here are my favorite shots from the night (you can always count on the carat-heavy coffers of Sweden to light things up). BA-ling!

Can't get enough royal watching? Stay tuned for my "Princess Catherine (aka Kate Middleton) and Wills Take North America" fashion roundup. Cheerio!

Queen Silvia of Sweden
Princess Madeleine of Sweden

 
Charlotte Casiraghi (daughter of Princess Caroline - granddaughter of Princess Grace of Monaco)
 P.S. Anyone have any info on this cool statement necklace the Princess-to-be wore the night of her civil ceremony?


18 comments:

handmade jewellery said...

Beautiful partially encrusted dress - and so the hair jewellery wasn't too over the top

Anonymous said...

Who designed that awesome piece??!!!!

silver jewelry said...

wonderful wedding... just like a dream I could say the jewelry looks amazing, and I am curious if it exists some silver jewelry respecting this kind of design. It would be a little more... affordable :)

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Anonymous said...

OK, I know the designer of the this wonderful necklace. The Jewelery is prepared by the Lebanese TABBAH jewelers, and the designer of this unique piece is an Armenian talented lady Yvonne Ayvazian, she's a friend of mine. The necklace had an alternative design, with pear shaped diamonds instead of the pearls, but they prefered to make it with pearls because Princess Charlene is a swimmer. The Prince and the Princess of Monaco prefered the Lebanese Armenian young talented designer's work for Tabbah jewelers, other choices were designs by Van Cleef, Dior & I guess Chanel! The necklace is named Infinite Cascade and it is made of 18K rose gold set with diamonds and pearls: 1,237 white, round and baguette shaped diamonds and 6 pear-shaped white pearls !!!

Jewelry Insider said...

WOW! Great info 'Anonymous'. Tell your friend, she has impeccable taste and skill. What a statement piece!

Anonymous said...

The talented Armenian designer for Tabbah Jewelry, Yvonne Ayvazian, must be recognized for the stunning piece she has designed. All the blogs I have read so far do not state her name at all.

'Anonymous' thank you for the information you provided regarding the actual designer of the Infinite Cascade necklace.

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silver jewellery said...

Wow, love that "Infinite Cascade" necklace. How did your friend get to know the princess, Anonymous?

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Giles said...

This will not have effect as a matter of fact, that's what I suppose.
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Anonymous said...

Would have liked to see their rings, maybe something in tungsten carbide.

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rajeev sharma said...

Yes this is really an awesome look. The combination of Silver jewellery with Diamond will look much better.
Any way the combination of dresses with jewellery is still looking good.

Tresor Paris Necklaces said...

Wow! The incredible piece of wedding dress and jewelery. The bride is looking more gorgeous with this dress and hair-accessories. The other are also looks pretty and beautiful with the diamond jewelry collections.