27 June 2016

Jewels of Norway's Silver Jubilee

Norway celebrates a silver jubilee (Photo: Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)

On Thursday, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway celebrated their silver jubilee -- the 25th anniversary of their coronation, which was actually a service of blessing in the cathedral at Trondheim. The royal family gathered in Trondheim for various events to celebrate. Here's a look at their jewels...




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At a garden party, many of the royal ladies wore snapchat-esque flower crowns. Queen Sonja accessorized with red jewelry, including earrings and a large beaded necklace. She layered her red beads over a delicate necklace with a heart pendant.


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We also got a good look at Sonja's bracelets and rings. On her left wrist, she wore a stack of thin gold bangles, a wristwatch, and a ribbon/wristband connected to the jubilee. (You can see the numbers 25 printed on the blue ribbon.)


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On her right wrist, she wore a red enamel bracelet, which is studded with gemstones.


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She also wore a matching ring, plus her wedding ring.


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Crown Princess Mette-Marit let the flower crown do the talking, apparently wearing no jewelry.


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Princess Martha Louise wore earrings with small blue, faceted gemstone drops.


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Princess Astrid wore pearls with an intriguing brooch.


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Here's a closer look: the piece is a radiating sunburst of diamonds, pearls, and turquoises.


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And here's a close-up of her pearl and diamond earrings.


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The family also made a visit to Trondheim's Ravnakloa fish market, arriving by boat.


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Queen Sonja matched her jewelry to her green jacket, wearing bright green earrings. It's hidden behind her scarf here, but she's also wearing a matching green necklace.


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...and the bracelet on her right wrist, as well as the ring on her right hand, also match the set.


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In some images, parts of the bracelet appear to be yellow. Not sure if it's a part of the design or a specific reflection of light.


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Sonja also wore the same bangles, watch, and ribbon on her left wrist, plus her wedding ring.


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Mette-Marit again wore no jewelry -- not even her engagement or wedding rings. (If she's wearing earrings, they're hidden in her hair.)


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Princess Ingrid Alexandra, who has perfected her thousand-yard teenage stare, wore an animal-shaped brooch pinned to her dress.


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And Princess Martha Louise wore a pair of statement hoop earrings (featured previously in Friday's jewel poll!)


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Appropriately, the celebrations also included a service at Trondheim's Nidaros Cathedral. Queen Sonja wore diamond and pearl earrings, plus a lovely pearl necklace with a diamond and pearl pendant.


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Sonja also wore a pearl bracelet with diamonds (or other "white" gemstones), plus a gorgeous diamond and emerald cluster ring.


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They were hidden in her hair (ugh!) but Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore earrings! I'd really love to get a better look at these; they're pendant earrings with a gold stud and a spherical drop (which is perhaps light green or light blue?).


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Here's a slightly better view of the earrings.


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Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus both gamely donned traditional Norwegian costumes for the service, while their elder brother, Marius, made the event his own personal runway.


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Princess Martha Louise wore a major pair of gold statement earrings at the cathedral service.


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She also wore a pair of bracelets on her left hand, plus her engagement ring.


Which of these jubilee jewels were your favorites?