10 December 2018

Nobel Jewels 2018: Crown Princess Victoria

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Our tour of the Nobel Prize celebration jewels of 2018 continues with a look at the sparkling gems worn by Crown Princess Victoria in Stockholm!




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Victoria chose a sentimental family sparkler, the Connaught Diamond Tiara, for the ceremony. We last saw her wear this tiara for the Nobels in 2015, when she paired it with pieces from the amethyst parure. (See it here!)


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The family often calls the piece "Princess Sibylla's Tiara," because it was a favorite tiara of Victoria's grandmother, Princess Sibylla of Sweden. It originally belonged to her great-grandmother, the British-born Princess Margaret of Connaught. (More on its history here!)


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For this year's Nobels, Victoria paired the tiara with diamond floral jewelry from the grand Braganza Parure. (More on the suite here!) Here's a look at the earrings...


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... and the diamond floral brooch (more here!), which she used to secure the sash of the Order of the Seraphim.


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Victoria also wore a tangle of delicate bracelets on her left wrist and a pair of tennis-style bracelets on her right wrist.


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Along with the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim, she wore her father's Royal Family Order.


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Victoria used her jewels to accessorize this grand Nina Ricci gown, which she borrowed from her mother's collection.


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Here's a view of the dramatic back detail of the gown (and the small diamond brooch Victoria used to secure her sash). This is the dress's second trip to the Nobels. Queen Silvia wore it for the ceremony and banquet back in 1995, pairing it with the same tiara (Queen Sofia's Tiara) that she wore this year for the festivities.