05 August 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Marianne's Diamond vs Pearl Circle

Diamonds and pearls are matched up in this contest...

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Countess Marianne's Diamond Tiara vs. Princess Birgitta's Pearl Circle Tiara

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Countess Marianne's Diamond Tiara

This petite diamond and pearl scroll tiara belongs to Countess Marianne Bernadotte, an aunt of both King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. The tiara, which features a fleur-de-lis element at its peak, is reportedly Marianne's personal property -- perhaps from the family of her first husband, Gabriel Tchang. Today, Marianne wears it occasionally for Swedish royal family events, including the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in 2015.

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This tiara, made in the 1960s by Carlman, was a wedding present given to Princess Birgitta of Sweden by her grandparents, King Gustaf VI Adolf and Queen Louise. The tiara features tiny diamond and pearl flowers set inside pearl circles. The sparkler has been used twice as a bridal diadem: by Birgitte's daughter, Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern, in 1990, and by her daughter-in-law, Uta König, in 2000. Today, the tiara reportedly belongs to Désirée, who has worn it multiple times at Swedish royal family galas.

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