Nobel Tiara Prize contest number three brings us gorgeous, colorful stones on a beautiful princess! It’s Princess Madeleine wearing the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik in 2015 vs. Princess Madeleine wearing the Napoleonic Amethysts in 2012…
Princess Madeleine turned heads at the Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet in December 2015, thanks to a gorgeous heirloom aquamarine tiara.
On December 10, 2015, Princess Madeleine arrived at the Nobel celebrations wearing an elegant, sparkling slate blue evening gown from Fadi el Khoury.
With the gown, Madeleine wore a family tiara with sentimental links to her great-grandmother, Margaret of Connaught, and her aunt, Princess Margaretha.
The gorgeous diamond and aquamarine tiara, with its distinctive kokoshnik shape, originally belonged to Princess Margaret of Connaught, the present King’s British-born grandmother. Later given to Princess Margaretha, Margaret’s granddaughter and namesake, the tiara now resides in the family vault so that it can be borrowed and worn more frequently. This was Madeleine’s first appearance in the tiara, which has since become one of her favorites.
Princess Madeleine added even more sparkle with the family’s gorgeous antique diamond floral earrings, with their large diamond pendants.
Here’s one more look at the combination of the earrings and the tiara at the 2015 Nobels.
Next up, we’ve got a look at a marvelous amethyst appearance from Princess Madeleine at the Nobels in 2012.
On December 10, 2012, Princess Madeleine arrived at the Nobel celebrations wearing a strapless gray evening gown with deconstructed, modern embellishments. The dress comes from Angel Sanchez (and was previously worn by Princess Madeleine during her sister’s wedding celebrations).
With the gown, Madeleine wore a set of incredible antique jewelry that comes from the Bernadotte family’s French imperial roots.
A gift from Empress Josephine of France to her daughter-in-law, Princess Augusta, Duchess of Leuchtenberg, these diamond and amethyst jewels date to the first decade of the nineteenth century. They came to Sweden with Augusta’s daughter, Queen Josefina, and have been in the family collection ever since.
The tiara, though, is a newer innovation. Queen Silvia had the heavy, cumbersome necklace from the amethyst suite set on a tiara frame in the 1970s. For the 2012 Nobels, Madeleine wore the tiara with the suite’s earrings and one of the bracelets from the set.
Here’s a better look at the bracelet, which she wore on her right wrist.