Yesterday in Borgholm, the Swedish royal family gathered to celebrate Crown Princess Victoria’s 44th birthday—and they brought along some fun, summery jewelry with them.
Forty-five years ago today, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden married Silvia Sommerlath in Stockholm’s cathedral. To celebrate the couple’s anniversary, we’ve got a closer look today at the jewels worn by Silvia during the wedding celebrations.
|Queen Maria II’s sapphire and diamond tiara (Christie’s)|
|Queen Maria II of Portugal is depicted wearing the tiara, ca. 1846 (Wikimedia Commons)|
|Winterhalter’s portrait of Infanta Antonia, ca. 1866 (Wikimedia Commons)|
|Prince William of Hohenzollern with his second wife, Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, ca. 1917 (Wikimedia Commons)|
|A side view of the tiara (Christie’s)|
|The top elements from the tiara, removed and arranged as separate ornaments (Christie’s)|
|The diamond base of the tiara (Christie’s)|