23 July 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Vifte vs Olav's Gift

This contest features a pair of petite tiaras!

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The Vifte Tiara vs. King Olav's Gift Tiara


This tiny diamond tiara takes its name from the Norwegian word for "fan." It was one of Queen Maud's wedding presents, very likely from several members of the Rothschild family. Queen Sonja has worn it as a small tiara in the past, but today it's worn by Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has worn it both as a tiara and as a necklace.

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This delicate pearl and diamond tiara has a sentimental story: it was Princess Martha Louise of Norway's eighteenth-birthday gift from her beloved grandfather, King Olav V. The little sparkler features a natural design -- blades of grass or sheaves of wheat -- and has remained Martha Louise's primary tiara for more than three decades. 

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