Norway

The Tiarapedia: Norway

Below is a list of the tiaras worn by the women of the Norwegian royal family; it includes only the tiaras currently worn by the family, not historical tiaras or tiaras whose ownership is currently uncertain. Click on the title of the tiara to be taken to pages with fuller histories, large images, and much more information. Enjoy!

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Crown Princess Martha's Diamond Bandeau: A geometric diamond bracelet able to be set on a frame and worn as a tiara, including the option to be worn low across the forehead. Made by K. Andersson. Given as a wedding present to Crown Princess Martha in 1929 by King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria of Sweden. Inherited by Princess Astrid. Worn by Crown Princess Martha and Princess Astrid.


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The Diamond Daisy Bandeau: A delicate, low profile tiara of diamond daisies set within individual diamond halos. Made ca. 1910. Given to Crown Princess Mette-Marit as a wedding present in 2001 by King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Worn by Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Worn as a wedding tiara by Crown Princess Mette-Marit (2001).

King Olav's Gift Tiara: A modern tiara made of scattered diamond ears of wheat, topped by a row of small pearls. Given to Princess Martha Louise as an eighteenth-birthday present in 1989 by King Olav V. Worn by Princess Martha Louise.

The Maltese Cross Circlet: A diamond circlet base able to be worn with or without a set of diamond Maltese cross elements attached in various configurations. Made in 1910 by Carrington for the recently-widowed Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, using diamonds from her coronation crown, as a replacement for the George IV Diamond Diadem (which had been passed along to Queen Mary). Originally also able to be worn with an set of fleur-de-lis ornaments, which were later removed (and one of which was sold at auction in 1937). Inherited by Queen Maud in 1925. Presently owned by King Harald V. Worn by Queen Maud, Queen Sonja, and Princess Martha Louise (bandeau base only).

The Modern Gold Parure Tiara: An ultramodern tiara featuring golden slats interspersed with small diamonds, with a trio of center element options (one diamond and gold, one diamond and green tourmaline, and one diamond and topaz), accompanied by additional pieces of coordinating jewelry to form a parure. Reportedly given to Queen Sonja by King Harald V. Worn by Queen Sonja.

The Norwegian Amethyst Parure Tiara: A necklace of diamond and amethyst clusters and pendants, set on a frame for wear as a tiara, and accompanied by additional coordinating pieces to form a parure. Worn by Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Martha Louise.


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The Norwegian Emerald Parure Tiara: A grand tiara of diamonds and emeralds, featuring cluster, festoon, anthemion, floral, and scroll elements, accompanied by additional coordinating pieces to form a parure. Made in France between 1810 and 1830, possibly using emeralds mined in Russia. Perhaps originally owned by Princess Augusta, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (daughter-in-law of Empress Josephine of France). Inherited in 1851 by her daughter, Princess Amelie, the former Empress of Brazil. Bequeathed in 1873 to her sister, Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway. Bequeathed in 1876 to her daughter-in-law, Queen Sofia of Sweden and Norway. Bequeathed in 1913 to her daughter-in-law, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden. Given to Crown Princess Martha in 1940 as an insurance policy for use in her American exile during World War II. Presently owned by King Harald V. Worn by Queen Sofia of Sweden and Norway, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, Crown Princess Martha, Princess Astrid, and Queen Sonja.

Princess Astrid's Diamond Feather Aigrette: A small aigrette element of diamond-set feathered wings, worn atop a slim frame (also used with the Ruby and Diamond Aigrette). Reportedly from the collection of Queen Maud. Presently owned by Princess Astrid. Worn by Princess Astrid.

Princess Astrid's Ruby and Diamond Aigrette: A petite aigrette of ruby and diamond "antennae" elements, worn atop a slim frame (also used with the Diamond Feather Aigrette). Presently owned by Princess Astrid. Worn by Princess Astrid.

Princess Ingeborg's Boucheron Circle Tiara: A delicate tiara of interlocking diamond circles set in platinum, with diamond and pearl button elements that were later additions to the piece. Made by Boucheron around 1900. Purchased by Prince Carl of Sweden for his wife, Princess Ingeborg. Later passed down to her granddaughter, Princess Ragnhild, and now likely still owned by her descendants. Worn by Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, Crown Princess Martha, Princess Margaretha of Denmark, and Princess Ragnhild.

Queen Alexandra's Turquoise Circlet: A circlet set with turquoises and diamonds in Indian-inspired designs. Originally from the collection of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, and inherited by her daughter, Queen Maud, in 1925. Presently owned by Princess Astrid. Worn by Queen Maud and Princess Astrid.


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Queen Josefina's Diamond Tiara: A large, classic diamond tiara featuring laurel wreath and anthemion elements in its design, set atop a diamond bandeau base. Likely made in the 1820s for Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway. Bequeathed in 1876 to her granddaughter, Queen Lovisa of Denmark. Bequeathed in 1926 to her son, Prince Gustav of Denmark. Bequeathed in 1944 to his niece, Crown Princess Martha. Presently owned by King Harald V. Worn by Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway, Queen Lovisa of Denmark, Crown Princess Martha, and Queen Sonja.

Queen Maud's Diamond Tiara: A substantial tiara consisting of a diamond bandeau base surmounted by a set of diamond floral elements and topped by a row of thirteen diamond buttons, originally able to be swapped out for turquoises. Given as a wedding present to Queen Maud in 1896, and later inherited by her granddaughter, Princess Ragnhild. Reportedly now back in Norway's royal vaults. Worn by Queen Maud and Princess Ragnhild.


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Queen Maud's Pearl Tiara: A convertible diamond and pearl tiara, featuring a small row of pearl-topped diamond festoons, able to be worn with or without a large pearl-topped diamond scroll element in its center. The original tiara was given as a wedding present to Queen Maud by her parents, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, in 1896, and later inherited by her grandson, King Harald V. In 1995, the tiara was stolen from Garrard in London, where it had been sent to be cleaned. A replica version was supplied to King Harald V by the firm. Original tiara worn by Queen Maud and Queen Sonja; replica worn by Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Martha Louise. Replica worn as a bridal tiara by Princess Martha Louise (2002).

Queen Sofia's Gold Bandeau: A tiara made of gold and set with semi-precious gemstones, accompanied by additional coordinating pieces to form a parure. Originally owned by Queen Sofia of Sweden and Norway. Later in the collection of Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, and presently owned by her granddaughter, Princess Astrid. Worn by Princess Astrid.

The Vasa Tiara: A diamond and platinum Art Deco tiara, featuring the heraldic symbol of Sweden's Vasa dynasty, able to be worn both atop the head and low across the forehead. Made by C.F. Carlman and presented to Crown Princess Martha as a wedding gift by the city of Stockholm in 1929. Later inherited by her daughter, Princess Astrid. Worn by Crown Princess Martha, Princess Ragnhild, and Princess Astrid.

The Vifte Tiara: A small fan-shaped diadem made of delicate diamond floral elements, convertible for wear as tiara or a necklace. Presented to Queen Maud as a wedding gift by Alfred, Leopold, and Marie de Rothschild in 1896. Later inherited by her grandson, King Harald V. Worn by Queen Maud, Queen Sonja, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.