Saturday, June 19, 2010

The King's sisters' jewels

The official press release:

The King's sisters' jewellery
The King's sisters – Princesses Margaretha, Birgitta, Désirée and Christina – are wearing the following jewellery:
Princess Margareta, Mrs Ambler is wearing Queen Victoria's Baden fringe tiara. The tiara was a gift from the Grand Duke and Duchess of Baden to their daughter Victoria on her marriage to the Swedish Crown Prince Gustaf in 1881. The Russian-inspired tiara was worn at the Crown Prince Couple's wedding as a necklace.
Princess Birgitta of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen wears the tiara which, in accordance with Bernadotte family tradition, is known as Queen Sofia's tiara. This was probably made for Queen Sofia around 1860.

Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld wears jewellery featuring amethysts and diamonds. This set of jewellery belonged to Queen Josefina (the consort of King Oscar I).

Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson is wearing the six-button tiara. King Karl XIV Johan had these diamond rosettes affixed to the crown ring of King Erik XIV's royal crown from 1560 in preparation for his coronation at Stockholm Cathedral in 1818. During the reign of King Gustaf V, the old royal crown was restored and the diamond rosettes were removed. These have since been shaped into the six-button tiara.

1 comment:

tjmooney said...

Strange that this is from a press release. Princess Margaretha was clearly wearing Margaret of Connaught's aquamarine tiara.