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Sofia Hellqvist will become the newest member of the Swedish royal family in less than two weeks, taking on the title of HRH Princess Sofia following her wedding to Prince Carl Philip. The couple’s engagement was announced a year ago this month. Let’s look at the jewels Sofia wore at official events during her engagement year, shall we?
Sofia’s jewelry was limited to a delicate necklace as her engagement to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s son was announced. Of course, she was also sporting a glittering diamond engagement ring. Diamond engagement rings are something of a new tradition in the Swedish royal family: see my post on Bernadotte engagement rings for more.
Although rain interrupted the annual celebrations of Victoria Day, Sofia appeared wearing small earrings, her engagement ring, and a bracelet from Project Playground, the charity she worked for until her engagement was announced. (See more jewels from Victoria’s birthday celebrations here!)
Sofia wore her engagement ring and a set of bracelets for her first appearance at the annual opening session of the Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament. (See all of the jewels worn at this year’s Riksdag opening over here.)
For her first appearance at the annual Nobel Prize Ceremony, Sofia wore some of her most glittering jewelry of the year, including sparkling pink stud earrings.
She also added a surprise bit of bling, nestling a brooch with a luminous pink cabochon stone in her hair. (Here’s a rundown of the rest of the jewels worn at the ceremony, including tiaras on Silvia, Victoria, and Madeleine.)
Sofia chose small hoop earrings for the celebration of her future father-in-law’s birthday.
Sofia’s bracelets, including the distinctive green Project Playground piece, were the most visible pieces of jewelry at a reception following the reading of her marriage banns. (See more on the jewels worn for the reading of the banns over here.)
Sofia selected small hoop earrings (I believe the same pair she wore on the king’s birthday) and a slim diamond bracelet to welcome the Indian president to Stockholm.
Sofia wore long pendant earrings with green stones for the state banquet — she’s clearly waiting for her wedding day to make her tiara debut. (That’s Queen Sofia’s Tiara on Queen Silvia, and the Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara on Crown Princess Victoria.) Update: Sofia’s earrings are emeralds, made by Ebba Brahe Jewellery, a Swedish company.