Madonna's $5M Dollar Diamond Wedding Tiara In Australia
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 23 years since the Queen of Pop toured Australia. This week she jetted into Melbourne for the final leg of her highly acclaimed Rebel Heart world tour. For fans that can’t get to an East Coast show, Linneys of Subiaco has a surprise in store.
The jewel in the Crown
Who can forget the sparkle of the diamond tiara Madonna wore on her wedding day back in 2000? On loan from a private collection in LA, Linneys are proud to announce that Perth fans will be the first to set eyes on the tiara in Australia.
Linneys will showcase the Tiara at the Madonna Moment’s exhibition at the launch party on 11 March. Due to insurance restrictions, it cannot be displayed at the exhibition. However fans will not be disappointed as it will be on show at Linneys Subiaco until 15th March, then at the Linneys Sydney showroom 16-25th March.
The rocks the star wore
Dating from the Edwardian period, the tiara Madonna wore on her wedding day was created around the 1910’s, she purchased the tiara from Asprey of London for US$250,000. Now valued at over $5 million, the tiara comprises a hefty 78 carats of rose cut diamonds, an older cut that is no longer used today.
With 765 stunning diamonds, the tiara is composed of 7 graduating floral garlands connected on top by swinging floral festoons, and at the base by ornate scrolls. The piece converts from a tiara to a fringe necklace by removing it from the fixed brown velvet-wrapped frame and removing the top swag pieces.
After the wedding, the superstar auctioned the tiara in “Jewels for Charity,” a fundraiser to raise money for the people of New Orleans to rebuild their city after it was hit by the storm Katrina.
Madonna Moments presented by Linneys has been designed to both celebrate and illustrate the evolution of pop’s favourite Material Girl. The exhibition will be held at the There Is Gallery in Northbridge and features iconic Madonna memorabilia matched with superb Linneys jewellery.
The ‘Madonna Moments’ exhibition runs 12-27 March 2016. Showcasing Madonna’s iconic career that has spanned 40 years, her chameleon-like sense of style and unparalleled influence on pop culture, the exhibition will include a selection of records and collectible posters and artefacts which are sure to fascinate and please the many generations of Madonna fans.