Song Hye Kyo may not have blue blood, but with her stunning career and accomplishments, we can definitely call her royalty. And as if we need another reminder of her status, the South Korean actress posts her portraits wearing a tiara, further underlining the pedigree she has built for herself over the years. Clad in an elegant floor-length black gown by Korean brand Pinkong, Song Hye Kyo poses with a singular yet significant and sparkling reminder of social cachet: a Chaumet tiara.
Here's a closer look at the exact tiara Hallyu actress Song Hye Kyo wore on Instagram.
LOOK: The exact Chaumet tiara Song Hye Kyo wore on Instagram
Chaumet can trace its roots back in 1780, when jeweller Marie-Étienne Nitot founded the house of Chaumet. One of his first royal clientele is Marie-Antoinette, and he is especially known in crafting masterful tiaras. Since Chaumet's inception, they house has created more than 3500 tiaras.
From Chaumet's numerous designs, Song Hye Kyo wears the Dentelle de Lumière tiara.
According to Chaumet, the Dentelle de Lumière tiara in white gold is "set with brilliant-cut diamonds of around 24.23 carats." Though it carries a hefty amount of diamonds, the tiara is actually pretty lightweight and "revisits the lattice motif with a modern touch, an emblem of Chaumet since the Belle Époque." The tiara also features Chaumet's signature fil-couteau technique, "which makes the metal disappear to allow the diamonds to shine through."
The tiara's center stones consist of 16 brilliant-cut E VVS+ diamonds for approximately 8.47 carats and the pavings have a total of 322 brilliant-cut EF VVS diamonds for 15.75 carats.
Today, the tiara retails for 333,000 British Pounds, or approximately P22.7 million.