11 December 2016

Nobel Banquet 2016: Queen Silvia of Sweden

Queen Silvia attends the 2016 Nobel Banquet (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

We've got a major heirloom parure and a divisive sequined dress for you in our post on Queen Silvia's Nobel jewels! Enjoy close-ups of the tiara, the jewels, and the gown below...




Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

For the past several years, Queen Silvia has been alternating between two tiaras -- Queen Sofia's Tiara and the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara -- for the Nobels. It makes things a bit predictable, but at least both tiaras are major pieces! This year, it was the Leuchtenberg's turn.


Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Here's a good look at the earrings from the sapphire parure...


Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

...and here's the necklace and the brooch. (I did a post with clearer close-ups of this set earlier, if you're interested!)


Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Here's Silvia's RFO badge. Again, different portrait of King Carl XVI Gustaf, different diamond frame.


Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

And here's the dress. There are a LOT of sequins involved, and I don't love the way it pulls focus from the jewels. But the silhouette does look comfortable, so there's that!