06 August 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Ingeborg's Star vs Louise's Diamond

This contest pairs up two Scandinavian family heirlooms...

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Princess Ingeborg's Star Tiara vs. Queen Louise's Diamond Tiara

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This diamond and turquoise dazzler was a wedding gift to Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, wife of Prince Carl of Sweden, from her cousin, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The convertible tiara can be worn with or without some of its component parts, making it particularly versatile. Ingeborg often loaned the tiara to other family members, including her second daughter, Crown Princess Martha of Norway. After Ingeborg's death in 1958, the tiara was inherited by her eldest daughter, Princess Margaretha of Denmark. Today, the tiara is worn by Margretha's granddaughter-in-law, Countess Jutta of Rosenborg.

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This petite diamond scroll tiara belonged to Queen Louise, the second wife of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. She fashionably wore the tiara across her forehead in the 1920s. Later in life, she often loaned the small tiara to her husband's granddaughters: Princess Margaretha, Princess Birgitta, Princess Désirée, and Princess Christina of Sweden. In 1964, the tiara was given to Princess Désirée, likely as a wedding present. She continues to own the tiara today.

Another tiara vote is coming up next!