If Queen Elizabeth II had lent her own tiara for the ceremony, it was Alexander McQueen’s favorite British jeweler, Shaun Leane, who designed the princess’ engagement ring and wedding ring.
Between tradition and modernity … A subtle balancing act on which Beatrice of York was able to dance perfectly to celebrate her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, kept secret until the last moment. On one side, the own wedding dress and tiara that Elizabeth II wore on her wedding day in 1947 (a piece forged by Garrard & Co in 1919 for Queen Mary from a necklace given to her by Queen Victoria). On the other, a set of wedding ring and engagement ring bearing the signature of one of the most prominent designers in the London sphere, Shaun Leane. If the latter became known for the myriad of crazy architectural sculptures that he tailor-made for the shows of his long-time friend Alexander McQueen, both for his eponymous house and for his collections at Givenchy, he signs here a set with a much more subtle twist. The result ? A pretty curve of white diamonds that comes to enhance this ring with Art Deco charm with a touch as graphic as it is delicate very much in tune with the times.