10 December 2017

Nobel Jewels 2017: Queen Silvia

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Next up in our detailed recap of this year's Nobel jewels in Sweden: Queen Silvia, who did not surprise a single bit with her tiara choice!




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For years now, Queen Silvia has alternated between two tiaras -- the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara and Queen Sofia's Tiara. This year, she continued the pattern by wearing Queen Sofia's Tiara, which is better known to many of you as the "Nine-Prong Tiara." Learn more about the sparkler over here.


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Here's another view of the detailed tiara from tonight's appearance.


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The tiara is notoriously difficult to wear, and in some photographs from the banquet, it does appear to be a bit askew on Silvia's head. But anyway -- she paired the tiara with jewels from the grand Brazilian (or Braganza) Parure, including the suite's beautiful diamond floral brooch.


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Here's a better look at the enormous pear-shaped diamond earrings from the set, worn tonight by Silvia.


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Here's a look at Silvia's entire ensemble. She's worn the dress before, including a memorable appearance in Germany when she paired it with German family jewelry pieces. (More on that event over here!) The color choice was particularly timely: Pantone just announced that "ultra violet" is the color of the year for 2018.


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It's always fascinating to me how much lighting can affect the way the color of a dress appears -- here's a view of Silvia during the prize ceremony, where the dress appears warmer and redder in tone.