Our Sparkling Spotlight showcase of tiaras worn by Princess Madeleine of Sweden continues today with a modern jewel made using antique elements: the Diamond Four Button Tiara.
For the Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet in Stockholm in December 2009, Princess Madeleine wore a striking dress made of green satin with black lace accents.
The sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and the badge and ribbon of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Royal Family Order added touches of light blue to the outfit.
Diamonds were Madeleine’s gemstones of choice for the Nobels that year. She wore the Diamond Four Button Tiara, made of four gorgeous diamond buttons with a sunburst-like floral design. The buttons are thought to be antiques from the collection of Queen Louisa Ulrika. They were placed on a simple tiara frame in the 1950s for Madeleine’s aunts, the Haga Princesses. The tiara has been worn by numerous Bernadotte ladies in the decades since.
With the tiara, Madeleine wore the family’s simple but effective diamond drop earrings.
She also added, technically, a second tiara! She wore the necklace setting of the Modern Fringe Tiara, one of my favorite versions of that jewel. She finished off the look with another intricate diamond button ornament, which she used to secure her order sash.