10 December 2016

Nobel Banquet 2016: Princess Sofia of Sweden

Princess Sofia at the 2016 Nobel Prize Banquet (Photo: SOREN ANDERSSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Hooray -- a brand-new tiara on Princess Sofia at this year's Nobel Prize ceremony! Here are close-up views of her jewels and gown from the banquet.


Nobel Prize Ceremony Jewels 2016

The 2016 Nobel Prize Ceremony (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Today's the day, everybody: it's Royal Jewel Christmas! The Swedish royal family has gathered in Stockholm for the annual distribution of the Nobel prizes (except, of course, the Peace Prize, which is given out by the Norwegian royals). Whoever decided that the prize-giving should take place at a white-tie ceremony and banquet should be sainted. Let's have a look at the glittering tiaras and jewels on display!


The Daily Diadem: The Modern Fringe Tiara

The Modern Fringe Tiara (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Modern Fringe Tiara at the Nobel Prize Banquet, 10 December 2014


The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara

The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara [Photo: Christie's]

After this week's diplomatic reception, you probably saw lots of press noting that the Duchess of Cambridge wore the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara at the event. Except ... she didn't! The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara is a totally separate piece from the sparkler that Kate wore on Thursday. Gather 'round, magpies, and let me tell you the story of the real Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.


09 December 2016

The Daily Diadem: The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik

The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Aquamarine Kokoshnik at the Nobel Prize Banquet, 10 December 2015