Two royal sisters, two Nobel Prize banquets, and two appearances from the same aquamarine tiara and diamond earrings? It can only mean one thing: it’s time for another Bejeweled Battle! This round features the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik and Diamond Floral Earrings.
On December 10, 2015, Princess Madeleine of Sweden arrived for the annual Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm wearing a gorgeous slate gray gown by Fadi el Khoury. She accessorized with diamond and aquamarine jewels, including the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik.
The incredible tiara originally belonged to Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, grandmother of King Carl XVI Gustaf. It now belongs to the king’s sister, Princess Margaretha, who has few opportunities for tiara-wearing and has decided to make the jewel available for other family members to wear and enjoy.
For the banquet, Madeleine paired the tiara with the family’s diamond floral earrings. They feature intricately-designed floral studs and large pear-shaped diamond drops.
Here’s one more view of Madeleine wearing the tiara and earrings for the 2015 Nobels.
Two years later, on December 10, 2017, Crown Princess Victoria arrived for the Nobel festivities wearing the same tiara and earrings. Her ensemble for the evening highlighted the color blue. She wore a high-necked pleated gown by Swedish fashion designer Jennifer Blom with blue accessories and diamond and aquamarine jewels.
The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik was the highlight of Victoria’s ensemble. She added even more sparkle to the tiara by using a row of diamonds to cover the piece’s metal base.
Like her sister, she paired the tiara with the family’s antique diamond floral earrings. She also secured her order sash with the Swedish Diamond Lozenge Brooch.
Here’s one more look at Victoria wearing the tiara at the 2017 Nobel Prize banquet.