This week, we’re devoting our Sparkling Spotlight posts to tiaras worn by royal women with April birthdays. Let’s kick things off with a closer look at one of the newest tiaras worn by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
In May 2018, Queen Margrethe arrived at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. All three were attending a special royal gala celebrating Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday.
Queen Margrethe wore one of her favorite evening gowns for the occasion, a bright pink dress with a floral lace overlay and voluminous sleeves. She also wore the insignia of the Order of the Elephant, the ribbon and badge of the Order of the Dannebrog, and the Royal Family Order of her late father, King Frederik IX of Denmark.
Her jewels were a mix of metals. She wore the Naasut Tiara, which was a gift from the people of Greenland to mark Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee in 2012. She also wore the tiara’s coordinating earrings. The set was designed by Nicolai Appel, a Greenlandic goldsmith, and was presented to Margrethe in June of 2012 by a member of Greenland’s parliament.
She paired the Greenlandic gold suite with a diamond rivière and a pair of heirloom brooches. The square brooches were originally cloak clasps, used as part of Sweden’s old traditional court dress by one of her ancestors, Queen Josefina. And, Margrethe being Margrethe, she also wore her gold bangle and some impressive rings, one of which was her incredible diamond engagement ring.