On the 1st of June, Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, the eldest son of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, tied the knot with Saudi Arabian architect Rajwa Al Saif in a lavish ceremony that left everyone breathless.
The wedding took place at 4 pm in the gardens of Zahran Palace, in the capital of Amman – the venue of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania’s wedding in 1993. Following the ceremony, the wedding party paraded through the streets of Amman, leading the way to the modern Al Husseiniya Palace, where the newlyweds greeted their esteemed guests before indulging in an evening banquet fit for royalty, with a whopping 1,700 attendees.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al Hussein.
Theodore&C invite you to delve into the captivating world of the wedding's exquisite jewelry collection.
The radiant bride adorned a stunning tiara by Yan Sicard from Fred Jewelry, a remarkable piece that had previously graced the regal head of Queen Rania herself. However, this tiara held an intriguing secret. Encrusted with diamonds, its delicate Arabic calligraphy concealed a hidden message that read "Rajwa min Allah," meaning "Hope from Allah." This intricate detail added a touch of mystique to the bride's resplendent ensemble.
Queen Rania, an epitome of grace and elegance, graced the occasion wearing her iconic Arabic Scroll tiara. This magnificent piece, another creation from the renowned French jewelry house Fred, was a heartfelt gift from her husband, King Abdullah II of Jordan. Comprised of 1,300 pear-shaped diamonds set on a bed of white gold, the tiara is a masterpiece in itself. Its side bears an inscription that reads the prayer "Allah is Great," further enhancing its significance and symbolism.
Notably, the ceremony was graced by the presence of international royals, including the esteemed Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Princess of Wales attended the ceremony wearing the iconic Lover's Knot Tiara. Commissioned by Queen Mary in the early 1900s, this exquisite piece features 19 baroque pearls and rose-cut diamonds set in heart-shaped knots. It was originally gifted to Princess Diana upon her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981 and later returned to Queen Elizabeth II following their divorce. The tiara holds a special place in the heart of the Princess of Wales, representing love and elegance. Its enduring legacy and regal charm make it an iconic symbol in British royal jewelry.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been seen wearing the exquisite Edwardian Tiara on several occasions. Notably, this versatile tiara can also be transformed into a stunning necklace. In April 2015, Crown Princess Mary wore the tiara as a necklace during a concert held in Aarhus to celebrate her mother-in-law's 75th birthday. The tiara's elegant design and the Crown Princess's impeccable style combined to create a truly memorable and regal appearance.Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden made a stunning choice by wearing the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara, borrowed from her mother Queen Silvia of Sweden's personal jewelry collection. This exquisite tiara, adorned with a timeless laurel leaf design, holds a rich history dating back to the early 1900s. It has graced the heads of numerous Swedish royals, including Princess Margaret of Sweden and Princess Lilian of Sweden.
The splendor and magnificence of the jewelry showcased at the royal Jordanian wedding of Prince Hussein were truly unparalleled. Each piece told a story of timeless beauty and cultural heritage, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who beheld them. The event served as a testament to the enduring allure and significance of fine jewelry, embodying the exquisite artistry and craftsmanship that captivates us and continues to fascinate generations to come.