12 June 2020

The Top Ten: Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding Gala (#2)

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Our countdown of the best jewels worn to Crown Princess Victoria's pre-wedding gala in June 2010 has arrived at the silver medal spot: the incredible diamonds worn by Princess Madeleine!



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Princess Madeleine, Victoria's younger sister, arrived at the pre-wedding dinner and concert in an icy gray-blue gown and several important pieces of diamond jewelry from the family's collections.


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Her necklace is an alternate setting of the Modern Fringe Tiara, which was then still being worn by both Madeleine and Queen Silvia. Later, the tiara was given to Madeleine, who wore it on her wedding day in its tiara form.


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She also wore perhaps the most important earrings in the Bernadotte collection: the Vasa Earrings. These diamond stunners, which feature hand-cut briolette drops, date to the eighteenth century. They originally belonged to Queen Louise Ulrika of Sweden. Madeleine wore the earrings on her wedding day as well.


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The diamond surprises didn't stop with the necklace and earrings, though: Madeleine also brought along family diamonds in her hair.


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One of the family's grand diamond rose brooches was nestled in Madeleine's hair for the event. (More on the brooch over here!)


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But wait, there's more! On her left wrist, Madeleine wore a slim gold tennis-style bracelet studded with sapphires.


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And on her right wrist, she stacked a diamond bracelet with a Cartier Love Bracelet.


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Here's a look at Madeleine's complete ensemble for the gala!