20 July 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Diamond Daisy vs Norwegian Amethyst

Will it be the bandeau or the converted necklace?

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The Diamond Daisy Bandeau vs. The Norwegian Amethyst Parure Tiara

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This delicate tiara was made around 1910, but it didn't arrive in Norway until 2001. That year, King Harald V and Queen Sonja purchased it as a wedding gift for their new daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mette-Marit. She wore it on her wedding day, and it has been her favorite tiara in the almost two decades that have elapsed since. The sleek diamond sparkler is an excellent complement to Mette-Marit's cool Nordic style.

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This diamond and amethyst tiara is a convertible jewel, able to be worn as either a tiara or a necklace. The piece is part of a parure that King Harald V gave to Queen Sonja; the set also includes earrings, bracelets, and a brooch. Today, the amethysts are primarily worn by Crown Princess Mette-Marit, but Princess Martha Louise has been known to take them out for a spin, too.

Coming up next: a major sparkling necklace, and then more tiara voting!