Sometimes, a tiara is matched with a particularly perfect wearer. In Sweden, the Aquamarine Kokoshnik has found an excellent match in Princess Madeleine. Today, we’ve got a look at three different outings of the princess and the tiara.
The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik is part of a set of diamond and aquamarine jewelry that belonged to Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden. The tiara and its matching brooch were subsequently worn by Princess Sibylla of Sweden, and then handed along to Princess Margaretha of Sweden. She’s still the owner of the jewels, and she wears them together above at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in 2015.
Princess Margaretha is a private citizen, and she does not take on official duties as part of the working royal family, so she has fairly few opportunities for tiara wearing. Her sister, Princess Christina, has said publicly that Margaretha does still own the tiara, but now keeps it in the vaults in Sweden with the rest of the Bernadotte jewels, where the rest of the members of the family have access to it.
In December 2015, Princess Margaretha’s niece, Princess Madeleine, arrived for the annual Nobel Prize festivities wearing her aunt’s tiara. She paired the diamond and aquamarine kokoshnik with a gray-blue evening gown with a ’40s-inspired silhouette and a sparkling overlay.
Here’s a closer look at the tiara. The blue of the aquamarines really makes the blue of Madeleine’s eyes pop.
And here’s a side view, which also nicely shows off her diamond floral earrings, also from the family collection.
In February 2016, Princess Madeleine brought out the tiara and the gown again for a very special event: a fairytale tea party at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The event was sponsored by Min Stora Dag, a Swedish charity that grants wishes for children with serious illnesses. Princess Madeleine is their royal patron.
Madeleine also posed for a new official portrait wearing her fairytale party ensemble. You’ll note that she added a pair of aquamarine girandole earrings, and she secured the sash of the Order of the Seraphim with the family’s Diamond Lozenge Brooch.
One of Madeleine’s most recent appearances in the tiara came in December 2019, when she wore the jewel for the Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet in Stockholm. She paired the tiara with a gown in a vibrant shade of pink.
She also wore the family’s Diamond Epaulette Earrings for the occasion.