Zara Tindall’s best jewellery moments

The late Queen Elizabeth II’s oldest granddaughter Zara Tindall has amassed an impressive collection of jewellery. Here, we take a look at some of the Olympian's stand-out pieces, from her engagement ring to her wedding day tiara

By Maria Jakobsen

Engagement Ring

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Zara Tindall said ‘yes’ to former rugby player Mike Tindall in a private proposal at their Gloucestershire home in 2010.

Many consider Mike’s choice of engagement ring “incredibly romantic” not only due to its simple elegance, but its practicality, too. The ring features a platinum split shank, covered in pavé diamonds, which beautifully frames a central, large brilliant-cut diamond. The choice of a low-set diamond is perfect for Tindall, who boasts an impressive equestrian career, as it means she doesn’t have to take the ring off while competing.

Wedding Jewellery

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On her wedding day, Zara wore a beautiful Greek tiara which belongs to her mother, Princess Anne. The tiara features a brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by a glittering laurel wreath and two honeysuckle elements.

A family heirloom, the tiara originated in Greece’s royal family, with the late Prince Philip’s mother Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark gifting the tiara to the late Queen Elizabeth II, whom subsequently passed it to her daughter Princess Anne. Today, the tiara is known as the Meander tiara, the name being a Greek reference to its intricate design.

The structure of the tiara suggests that it was created in the early 20th century. Some experts believe the piece was made by Cartier, however, officially, the maker is not known. It has an estimated value of up to £4 million.

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For her wedding, Tindall paired the Meander tiara with a stunning pair of teardrop shape earrings, also given to her by Princess Anne. The diamond earrings are similar to Queen Elizabeth’s diamond pendant earrings, but in smaller form.

Princess Anne’s Ribbon and Tassel Brooch 

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For the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, Tindall wore a decorative brooch from her mother, Princess Anne. The diamond ribbon and tassel brooch was a wedding present to the Princess Royal from His Majesty, making it a particularly significant choice for the coronation. It was last worn by Princess Anne for the Guildhall Banquet in 2017, during a visit from the Spanish royal family.

On this occasion, Tindall paired the brooch with 18K white gold Nieva earrings from Australian jeweller Calleija, hung with brilliant white diamond drops.

Calleija Earrings 

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The coronation isn’t the first time Tindall has opted for jewels by John Calleija. At the 2019 Royal Ascot, the British royal donned a set of simple diamond hoops from the designer, framed by white diamonds on the inside, and black diamonds on the outside.

Laurence Coste Earrings 

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Another of Tindall’s favourite jewellers is the sustainable Chelsea-based Laurence Coste. Tindall has worn numerous Coste design, including these sculptural sets of earrings at both the 2022 and 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

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Funeral Pearls

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At Queen Elizabeth II’s lying-in-state, Tindall paid homage to the late monarch with pearl-encrusted gold hoops with black accents, coordinating elegantly with her black midi dress.

The Zara Phillips by Calleija Collection 

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Besides her personal collection, Tindall has previously collaborated with designer John Calleija in 2015 on a modern, timeless jewellery collection. 

The Zara Phillips Collection by Calleija was unveiled at the Royal Arcade in London in 2015, and the pieces range from £3,350 to £26,490. Many of the designs take inspiration from saddle structures, but in a subtle manner which makes the collection suitable for both horse-lovers and non-horse lovers alike. The collection is split into two groups: the Saddle Suite and the Coronet Suite. The first inspired by the shape and structure of horse-riding saddles, while the second is named after the band on a horse’s hoof, which the brand considers a symbol of resilience and power, and a nod to Tindall’s royal associations. 

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Highlights of the collection include the Saddle Suite ring, available in various finishes, including pavé set, edge set and a filigree finish. It’s also available in a range of metals, including platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold.

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