20 August 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Vasa vs Alexandra Turquoise


Astrid's antique tiaras are matched up in this contest!



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The Vasa Tiara vs. Queen Alexandra's Turquoise Tiara


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This small but dazzling diamond tiara was a wedding gift from the city of Stockholm to Princess Martha of Sweden on her marriage to the future King Olav V of Norway in 1929. The tiara's name comes from Martha's royal heritage from the old Vasa dynasty of Sweden. The tiara was subsequently worn by both of the current king's sisters. It belongs to Princess Astrid, who has indicated that it will remain with the royal family after her eventual death -- hopefully a very long time from now!


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This delicate diamond and turquoise tiara is part of a parure inspired by traditional design elements from India. It originally belonged to Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, who bequeathed it to her daughter, Queen Maud of Norway, in 1925. Today, it belongs to Maud's granddaughter, Princess Astrid, who wears it often and intends to will it back to the main collection of the family one day.




More tiaras coming up next!