11 December 2018

Nobel Jewels 2018: Princess Sofia

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Our Nobel jewelry-palooza rolls on with a look at the sparkling jewels worn by Princess Sofia in Stockholm!




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Just like her mother-in-law, Princess Sofia chose to wear the same tiara that she wore for the Nobels last year: the pearl setting of her Diamond Palmette Tiara. (See last year's appearance here!)


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The tiara is a reworked version of her wedding tiara, which was itself a remodeled emerald and diamond necklace from Queen Silvia's collection. (Learn more about it here!)


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Sofia echoed the tiara's upright pearls by wearing diamond and pearl drop earrings.


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And, dramatically, she chose to wear a large seed pearl and diamond choker necklace.


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Sofia's necklace is similar to -- but not the same as -- one often worn a decade or so ago by Princess Madeleine. (Above, she's wearing it for the Nobels in 2002.) You'll note that Madeleine's choker necklace has fewer rows of seed pearls and larger, more widely space diamond sections. The choker Madeleine wore has significant royal provenance: it belonged to Queen Victoria of Sweden. (It's certainly possible that Sofia's also has a royal pedigree -- this style of necklace was very popular at the beginning of the twentieth century, and there were a lot of them in royal jewelry boxes.)


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Anyway, back to Sofia's jewelry -- she secured the sash of the Order of the Seraphim with this lovely diamond and pearl brooch.


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And here's her Royal Family Order, made when she joined the family in 2015.


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Here's a look at her entire ensemble for the evening.