Leave it to the Bernadottes: nobody does modern, innovative royal jewels like the Swedish royals. This week, Crown Princess Victoria made a fun and festive appearance in one of her most interesting pieces, the Nocturnal Creatures Tiara.
Crown Princess Victoria headed to the Netherlands for a working visit this week. On Tuesday, she attended a special gala dinner at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam. The dinner and awards ceremony celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
For the gala, Victoria wore an evening gown from H&M’s Conscious Collection. She previously wore the same lettuce-green tulle gown for the 2021 QX GayGala.
This time around, she wore the gown with the same modern headpiece that she wore for last year’s gala: the Nocturnal Creatures Tiara. The jewel comes from the designer Maria Nilsdotter, who specializes in jewels “inspired by a mysterious, dark, yet sparkling fantasy world.”
Victoria wore the jewel for the first time in her tenth wedding anniversary portraits, released in June 2020. According to the designer, the tiara is “handcrafted in sterling silver with oxidized detailing, and adorned with lustrous freshwater pearls and lemon quartz leaves.” (I know many of you will quibble and say that this jeweled headpiece isn’t a traditional tiara. I don’t disagree, but as the designer calls it a tiara, I’m sticking with that description.)
For the Chamber of Commerce gala, Victoria also wore pavé-set diamond pendant earrings and a stack of bracelets on her left wrist.
The most striking bracelet of the set was a gold bangle spelling out the word “love.” It accurately describes the way I feel about a royal princess having this much fun with gala jewels!