30 December 2016

The Best Royal Jewels of 2016: #1 (Madeleine's Tea Party)

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We've made it, everyone: this is the top spot on our Best Jewels of 2016 countdown! (If you've missed any of the list, catch up over here!) Who will be the big winner...?


#1: Madeleine's Tea Party


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In February, Princess Madeleine of Sweden pulled off the very best bejeweled royal appearance of the year: attending a tea party for Swedish children dealing with medical issues, all while wearing full white-tie attire. The kids got a real-life princess in all her glory for this party!




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Madeleine wore a look worthy of the Nobels (in fact, repeated from the 2015 Nobels!): the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik and other pieces of diamond and aquamarine jewelry. She even donned her Order of the Seraphim sash and her father's family order! Her daughter, Princess Leonore, also came along for the fun.


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The aquamarine kokoshnik is one of my favorite tiaras, and Madeleine looks absolutely smashing in it, so this look would hit the top of my list on its own. But add in an event to celebrate kids who deserve a little extra brightness in their lives? How could I choose anything else??? (See the video from this event over here!)