The royal court of Sweden gave us a huge present this year: a stunning new documentary devoted to the Bernadotte jewelry collection! The third spot on our countdown of the best jewels of the year goes to the tiaras and jewels of Kungliga Smycken.
The landmark documentary, made by Sveriges Television with the cooperation and involvement of the royal family, offers beautiful new photographic documentation of the jewels, as well as discussion of their history. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Christina all gave extensive interviews for the documentary. Historians like Claudia Thomé Witte and Göran Alm also offer fascinating insights on the jewels.