04 March 2015

State Visit Jewels: Swedes Visit Finland


Yet another state visit also happened this week -- when it rains royal jewels, it pours, you know? King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have been in Finland. Here's a look at Silvia's jewelry during the events...



Queen Silvia wore her butterfly brooch for the arrival at Finland's presidential palace. King Carl XVI Gustaf is wearing the sash of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.





At the state dinner yesterday evening, Silvia brought out one of her big guns: the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure. (More about the sapphires here and here!) You can also see a good view of her husband's family order in the photo above.



There were orders a-plenty at the dinner. President Niinisto is wearing the collar and star of the Order of the Seraphim, plus the star of the Order of the White Rose. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia are both wearing the collar and star of the Order of the White Rose, plus the star of the Order of the Seraphim. And the first lady of Finland, Jenni Haukio, is wearing the sash and star of the Order of the Polar Star, plus the star of the Order of the White Rose.