On Monday, the senior members of the Swedish royal family gathered in Stockholm for the annual meeting of the Swedish Academy—and brought along some gorgeous royal jewels.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived at the Old Stock Exchange building in Stockholm for the academy’s grand ceremony. The Swedish Academy is the foremost authority on the Swedish language, publishing important dictionaries and, significantly, selecting the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Queen Silvia was wrapped up warmly in a black fur-trimmed jacket as she arrived for the meeting. A few glimpses of her jewels peeked out: pearl and diamond earrings, a multi-colored pearl necklace, a large ring, and stacked bracelets.
Inside, the details of her pearls were more readily distinguished. You’ll also spot several very colorful beaded bracelets on her left wrist. She wears these bracelets often, as they’re connected to one of her most important charitable endeavors, the World Childhood Foundation.
Crown Princess Victoria arrived for the meeting draped in (faux) fur and velvet. Prince Daniel had been scheduled to accompany her, but he stayed home, as he’s suffering from a slight cold. Sign of the times—you can’t be too careful.
In various lighting, Victoria’s velvet gown (made by Camilla Thulin) looks to be either deep forest green or dark teal. The designer’s official website calls the color “petrol,” perhaps a nod to its changeability. Victoria added some sparkle with a clutch bag covered in Swarovski crystals.
The real sparkle, though, came from Victoria’s jewelry. She amped up the glitter with the family’s small diamond drop earrings, plus a major diamond and emerald jewel: the large brooch from the Bernadotte Emerald Suite. She used the brooch to secure the pale blue Seraphim sash. The combination of the gown, sash, and brooch really served to highlight the blue tones in the emerald.