|Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Modern Fringe Tiara |
While the Swedes are well-known for draping themselves in historic jewels, there are also new tiaras in their collection. This one, the Modern Fringe Tiara, was an unexpected surprise at last year’s royal wedding, which united Princess Madeleine with her financier husband, Christopher O’Neill.
|Madeleine of Sweden |
Although the tiara was first worn by Queen Silvia, in recent years it has been worn with increasing frequency by her younger daughter, Madeleine. She surprised many royal watchers by wearing this tiara at her wedding to Christopher O’Neill in June 2013. On this occasion, she covered the floating base of the tiara with orange blossoms. But while the Swedish royal court sometimes provides tantalizing tidbits of jewel history to coincide with major occasions like royal weddings, we sadly learned little new information about the fringe on the day — the wedding press release from the court still described the piece only as “privately owned” .