Our final Sparkling Spotlight post of the week focuses on an exquisite Swedish royal tiara, which has definitely found a match in Princess Madeleine.
For the Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet in Stockholm in December 2019, Princess Madeleine of Sweden wore a vibrant pink evening gown with an illusion neckline. The star and sash of the Order of the Seraphim and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Royal Family Order were pinned to the dress.
Madeleine echoed the light blue color of the sash and ribbon with her jewels. She wore the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik, a tiara from the collection of her great-grandmother, Princess Margaret of Connaught. The jewel later became associated with her grandmother, Princess Sibylla, who wore it often throughout her life. Today, it belongs to Madeleine’s aunt, Princess Margaretha, who has kindly shared it with other members of the Bernadotte family. It’s become a particular favorite of Princess Madeleine in recent years.
With the tiara, Madeleine wore the Swedish Diamond Epaulette Earrings. These are made from a pair of decorative diamond epaulettes that once adorned a military uniform worn by a king or prince.
She secured her order sash at the back of her gown with a small brooch. The piece appears to be a small diamond and aquamarine cluster.
She also wore a diamond bracelet with a lattice motif on her right wrist. This photograph also shows off the extra diamond rivière that she wore at the base of the kokoshnik, and it demonstrates the flexibility of the epaulette earrings.
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