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It seems like only last year -- and it was -- when Lady Mary Crawley enjoyed a spectacular wedding to her dreamboat fiance Matthew Crawley. At the beginning of season three of “Downton Abbey,” the bride wore a gown that was the show’s most expensive costume to date. “Downton” designer Caroline McCall’s $6,000 wedding dress took eight weeks to produce and glimmered with delicate rice pearls and Swarovski crystals. The veil was vintage, as was the tiara. That tiara is valued at over $200,000.
Now, brides who want to re-create Mary’s wedding, minus the death of a husband several months later, can purchase the tiara for $208,750. The Georgian-era diamond tiara is in the form of a garland spray of leaves and floral clusters. It’s pave-set throughout with old-cut diamonds. It weighs an estimated 45 carats. It was made circa 1800.
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