Sweden

The Tiarapedia: Sweden

Below is a list of the tiaras worn by the women of the Swedish royal family. Click on the title of the tiara to be taken to pages with fuller histories, images, and much more information. Enjoy!

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The Baden Fringe Tiara: A classic diamond tiara with geometric fringes and spikes, set on a thin diamond base, convertible for wear as a necklace or corsage ornament. Likely made around 1881, and given that year as a wedding present to Queen Victoria by her parents, Grand Duke Friedrich I and Grand Duchess Luise of Baden. Bequeathed by Queen Victoria to the family jewel foundation in 1930. Worn by Queen Victoria, Crown Princess Margareta, Queen Louise, Queen Silvia, Princess Lilian, Princess Margaretha, Princess Birgitta, Princess Christina, and Crown Princess Victoria.

The Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara: A diamond necklace featuring laurel leaf motifs and a pear-shaped diamond drop, able to be mounted on a tiara frame and worn as a diadem. Made by Boucheron. Given as a wedding present to Crown Princess Margareta by Queen Sofia. Inherited by Prince Bertil in 1920. Inherited by Princess Lilian in 1997. Inherited by Crown Princess Victoria in 2013. Worn by Crown Princess Margareta, Princess Lilian, and Crown Princess Victoria.

The Braganza Tiara: A grand, imposing tiara of diamonds, also known as the Brazilian Tiara, set in floral and leaf motifs and accompanied by additional coordinating pieces to form a parure. Made in France around 1829 using diamonds from the collection of Empress Maria Leopoldina of Brazil. Offered as a wedding gift in 1829 to Empress Amélie of Brazil by her husband, Emperor Pedro I. Bequeathed to Queen Josefina in 1873 and has remained in the main line of the royal family since that time. Worn by Queen Sofia, Queen Victoria, Queen Louise, and Queen Silvia.


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The Cameo Tiara: A tiara of yellow gold and pearls, set with seven cameos featuring portraits and scenes from Greco-Roman mythology; part of a married parure with other pieces of cameo jewelry. Made in France during the first decade of the nineteenth century. Likely first owned by Empress Josephine of France. Owned next by her son, Prince Eugène, Duke of Leuchtenberg. Likely given as a wedding present to Queen Josefina by Prince Eugène in 1823. Inherited in 1876 by Princess Eugenie. Inherited in 1889 by Prince Eugen. Given to Princess Sibylla as a wedding present by Prince Eugen in 1932. Inherited by King Carl XVI Gustaf in 1972. Worn by Queen Hortense of Holland, Queen Josefina, Crown Princess Margareta, Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Princess Sibylla, Queen Silvia, Princess Birgitta, Princess Désirée, and Crown Princess Victoria. Worn as a wedding tiara by Princess Birgitta (1961), Princess Désirée (1964), Queen Silvia (1976), and Crown Princess Victoria (2010).

The Connaught Diamond Tiara: A delicate, looped garland of diamond forget-me-knots, embellished by diamond bows, diamond drops, and diamond floral spacers, convertible for wear as a necklace. Made in 1904 by E. Wolff & Co. Purchased by the Duke and Duchess of Connaught as a wedding gift for their daughter, Crown Princess Margareta. Inherited by Prince Gustaf Adolf in 1920. Inherited by King Carl XVI Gustaf in 1972. Worn by Crown Princess Margareta, Princess Sibylla, Queen Silvia, Princess Birgitta, Princess Christina, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Madeleine. Worn as a wedding tiara by Princess Christina (1974).

Crown Princess Victoria's Birthday Tiara: A petite tiara set with diamonds and sapphires on a slender base. Given to Crown Princess Victoria as an eighteenth-birthday gift in 1995. Worn by Crown Princess Victoria.

The Diamond Bracelet Bandeau: A bracelet of diamond-set links set on a simple bandeau frame. Worn by Princess Sibylla, Princess Birgitta, Princess Désirée, and Princess Christina.

The Diamond Four Button Tiara: Four diamond floral buttons set on a simple metal base, which is sometimes supplemented by a diamond riviere. Buttons set on a tiara frame in the twentieth century. Worn by Princess Lilian, Princess Margaretha, Princess Birgitta, Princess Désirée, Princess Christina, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Madeleine.

The Diamond Six Button Tiara: Six diamond rosettes, previously attached to the coronation crown of King Carl XIV Johan, set on a base adorned with a double row of diamonds, sometimes supplemented by an additional diamond riviere. Constructed in the twentieth century. Worn by Princess Lilian, Queen Silvia, Princess Birgitta, Princess Christina, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Sofia.

The King Edward VII Ruby Tiara: Three upright diamond and ruby scroll elements, set on a diamond and ruby floral and festoon base, convertible for wear as a necklace. Given as a wedding present to Crown Princess Margareta by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom in 1905. Inherited by Count Sigvard Bernadotte in 1920. Sold by Count Sigvard to King Gustaf VI Adolf. Bequeathed to Count Michael Bernadotte in 1973. Sold by Count Michael to King Carl XVI Gustaf. Worn by Countess Sonja Bernadotte, Countess Marianne Bernadotte, and Queen Silvia.


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The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara: An elaborate, flexible diamond tiara featuring floral, anthemion, and laurel motifs in its design, topped by eleven diamond and sapphire clusters that could originally be swapped for pear-shaped pearls, and accompanied by additional coordinating pieces to form a parure. Attributed to Nitot. Given in 1806 as a wedding present to Princess Augusta, Duchess of Leuchtenberg, possibly by Napoleon Bonaparte. Inherited by Queen Josefina. Inherited by King Oscar II in 1876. Given to Queen Victoria as a wedding present in 1881. Bequeathed by Queen Victoria to the family jewel foundation in 1930. Worn by Queen Josefina, Queen Victoria, Queen Louise, Queen Silvia, and Princess Birgitta.

The Modern Fringe Tiara: A diamond tiara featuring brilliant-studded fringes interspersed with floral spikes, convertible for wear as a necklace. May date to the Edwardian era. "Privately owned" by the Bernadottes, possibly a gift from King Carl XVI Gustaf to Queen Silvia. Subsequently given to Princess Madeleine by her parents. Worn as a tiara by Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine. Worn as a wedding tiara by Princess Madeleine (2013).

The Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara: A large necklace of amethyst and diamond clusters with diamond spacers, set as a circlet on a simple tiara frame. With additional coordinating pieces, forms part of a parure. Possibly given to Princess Augusta, Duchess of Leuchtenberg by Empress Josephine of France. Given by Princess Augusta to Queen Josefina as a wedding present in 1823. Later placed in the Bernadotte family jewel foundation. Set on a tiara frame at Queen Silvia's direction in the 1970s. Worn as a tiara by Queen Silvia, Princess Margaretha, Princess Désirée, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Sofia.

The Napoleonic Cut-Steel Bandeau: A slightly-pointed bandeau of highly-polished steel, formed into a lattice-like pattern of arches topped by steel beads. Worn by Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Christina, and Princess Sofia.


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The Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara: A tiara made of gold and highly-polished steel, featuring oak leaf, acorn, floral, and feather designs. Made in the early nineteenth century, probably for Queen Hortense of Holland. Given to her niece, Queen Josefina, and then retained in the Swedish royal collection. Worn by Princess Lilian, Queen Silvia, Princess Désirée, Princess Christina, and Crown Princess Victoria.

Princess Birgitta's Pearl Circle Tiara: A dainty tiara featuring pearl floral elements inside seed pearl circles, interspersed with additional diamond flowers. Made by Carlman. Given to Princess Birgitta as a wedding present by King Gustaf VI Adolf and Queen Louise. Later given to her daughter, Désirée von Bohlen und Halbach. Worn by Princess Birgitta and Désirée von Bohlen und Halbach. Worn as a wedding tiara by Désirée von Bohlen und Halbach (1990).

Princess Christina's Diamond and Pearl Tiara: A petite tiara set with diamonds and seed pearls. Mad by Ribbhagen for Queen Sofia. Later passed to Prince Oscar and Princess Ebba Bernadotte, and then to their daughter, Elsa Cedergren. Given by Elsa to her goddaughter, Princess Christina. Stolen from her home in 2012 and never recovered. Worn by Princess Christina.

Princess Sofia's Palmette Tiara: A small tiara made of diamond palmettes, interspersed with diamond spikes, able to be worn with either emerald or pearl toppers and convertible for wear as a traditional tiara or a coronet-style diadem. Made in Thailand using gems taken from a necklace given to Queen Silvia by a Thai prince. Given to Princess Sofia as a wedding present by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Worn by Princess Sofia. Worn as a wedding tiara by Princess Sofia (2015).

Queen Louise's Aquamarine Bandeau: A large aquamarine set between two slender diamond borders, forming the outline of a traditional tiara shape. Said to be from the collection of Queen Louise. Given as an eighteenth-birthday present to Princess Madeleine by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Worn by Princess Désirée and Princess Madeleine.

Queen Louise's Diamond Tiara: A classically-shaped tiara of diamond scrolls, rising to a point at its center, featuring an elaborate central element. From the collection of Queen Louise. Given as a wedding present to Princess Désirée by King Gustaf VI Adolf and Queen Louise. Worn by Queen Louise, Princess Margaretha, Princess Birgitta, and Princess Désirée.


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Queen Sofia's Tiara: A complicated diamond tiara depicting the sun rising over the waters, featuring a central sunburst motif, diamond scrolls, and diamond stars. Made around 1860 for Queen Sofia. Placed in the family jewel foundation before her death. Worn by Queen Sofia, Queen Louise, Princess Lilian, Queen Silvia, Princess Birgitta, and Princess Christina.

The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik: A diamond kokoshnik featuring large aquamarines interspersed with panels of diamond brilliants set in lattice patterns. Said to have belonged to Crown Princess Margareta. Later in the collection of Princess Sibylla. Inherited by Princess Margaretha in 1972. Worn by Princess Sibylla, Princess Margaretha, Princess Christina, Sibylla von Dincklage, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Madeleine. Worn as a wedding tiara by Sibylla von Dincklage (1998).

The Swedish Malachite Tiara: A tiara of gold leaves set with green malachites carved with mythological images, accompanied by coordinating pieces to form a parure. Made for Queen Desideria, probably in France. Inherited by Queen Josefina in 1860. Inherited by Queen Sofia in 1876. Given to the Nordic Museum in May 1914.