28 July 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Connaught Diamond vs Edward Ruby

This one's a Connaught wedding gift contest!

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The Connaught Diamond Tiara vs. The King Edward VII Ruby Tiara


This floral diamond tiara was Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden's wedding gift from her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught. The piece is endlessly convertible, able to be worn as a tiara or in two different necklace settings. After her death, the tiara was inherited by her eldest son, Prince Gustaf Adolf. It became the favorite tiara of his wife, Princess Sibylla, and the family still sentimentally associates the tiara with Sibylla. Today, it remains in the royal vaults, and you'll often see it worn by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Christina.

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This striking diamond and ruby tiara was Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden's wedding present from her uncle and aunt, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom. The convertible ruby tiara was inherited by her second son, Prince Sigvard. The tiara traveled back and forth through the collections of different Swedish royals for years, but it's now owned by the main branch of the family. Queen Silvia has begun wearing it more and more frequently in recent years.

Another vote is coming up next!