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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Scandanavian Royal Families => Topic started by: Zanthia on May 01, 2006, 01:42:55 AM

Title: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Zanthia on May 01, 2006, 01:42:55 AM
Let's have some pictures of the beautiful jewels of the Swedish Royal Family, especially their amazing tiaras. So please post if you have some pictures :)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2006, 07:19:35 PM
Braganza Tiara

Tiara made of arabesques, leaves and flowers, covered with hundreds of diamonds and mounted in gold and silver. The tiara is 12.5 cm high and 50 cm long.

Queen Sophie (nee Nassau)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/braganca-21.jpg)

Queen Victoria (nee Baden)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/d20swe20queen20vict.jpg)

Queen Sylvia
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/silvia-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2006, 07:31:39 PM
(http://Diamond-Loop Tiara)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/EWolffConnaughtDiamondTiara1.jpg)

This tiara was brought into Sweden by Princess Margaret of Connaught when she married the future King Gustav Adolf in 1905. It was a wedding present from her parents. It's a 'diamond-set tiara in the form of loops of forget-me-not flowers secured by bows, from which hang diamond drops.' It was made by E. Wolff & Co. and 'probably supplied by Garrard'. Forget-me-nots stand for true love in the language of flowers. The tiara consists of five 5 'looping swags of forget-me-not flowers and leaves, each with a detachable hanging pendant, all of which are separated by upright diamond springs on wire springs.'

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/img232daisy.jpg)

The tiara was eventually given to her eldest son 'Edmund' who gave it to his bride Sybilla as a wedding gift.
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/connaught-41.jpg)

Sybilla it to her son, King Carl Gustav. His wife, Queen Sylvia, now wears it frequently.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/22.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2006, 07:44:45 PM
Empress Josephine's Cameo Tiara

"The color of this historical bridal tiara is very special; it's white: it consists of pearls, heightened with 7 cameo's who depict mythological figures. In the centre there's the crowning of love (mother and child), to where portrait-cameos of a man and a woman aim their sight. On the backside portrait-cameo's are interchanged with a godess who has a putti on her lap (caretaker) and a man with a staff (guard)." It was originally owned by Empress Josephine of France and passed into the Swedish royal family via her granddaughter Queen Josephine, born princess of Leuchtenberg.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/cameo21.jpg)

Crown Princess Margaret
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/CPMargaret11.jpg)

her daughter Princess Ingrid (later Queen of Denmark)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/ingridsweden1910-1021.jpg)

It was given to Sybilla on her wedding day. She would loan it to her daughters Birgitta and Désirée to wear at their weddings. Queen Sylvia wore it on her wedding day. In addition, only Queen Silvia wears it and it is a favorite and comes out for special occasions such as the annual Nobel Prize dinner. "In the treasure chamber of the Bernadotte Foundation, installed in the palace of Stockholm, this showpiece rests in a display case."

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/swedwed19761.jpg)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/Empress20Josephine27s20Cameo20Tiara.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2006, 07:51:53 PM
Crown Princess Margaret's ruby tiara

This tiara was a wedding gift to Margaret from her uncle King Edward VI. It's is in the form of 'graduated heart-shaped elements'.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/84531723HgKgjy_phSwedishrubytiara.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2006, 08:07:24 PM
Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure

"The main piece is a diamond and sapphire tiara consisting of honeysuckle flowers and leaves, centred with large oval diamonds and topped by seven rectangular cut sapphire clusters. The sapphires can be replaced by pearls. The tiara is part of a parure, consisting of a tiara, necklace, earrings and brooch." The set had been a wedding gift from Napoleon I to his stepson Eugene de Beauharnais.

Queen Josephine of Sweden inherited this set in 1851, upon her mother's death.

There is an almost identical set which belongs to the Norwegian royal family. They had been eventually been left to Prince Carl of Sweden, son of King Oscar & Queen Sophie of Sweden. His daughter, Martha, became CPss of Norway.

This was a favorite set of Queen Louise of Sweden.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/1069815324761_Sweden2.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/00078.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/d20swe20queen20Louise201a.jpg)

Queen Sylvia also frequently wears the set

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/32.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/silvia-31.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Zanthia on May 02, 2006, 02:57:12 AM
Silvia really do those beautiful jewels justice when she wears them. And I'm sure that Victoria will do that too, when she becomes queen. Wonderful pics, everyone, thank you. Keep'em coming ;D
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 02, 2006, 08:31:01 AM
I think Sylvia wears her jewels the best of the Queens in Europe--she can carry off a variety of styles and has a large number to choose from. She has the lush hair to wear larger tiaras very well without seeming overwhelmed.

wearing Daisy's Ruby & Diamond Tiara (the one that was a wedding gift from Edward VII)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/swesilviatiararubydk1.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 02, 2006, 08:35:57 AM
The Nine Prong Tiara

A diamond tiara mounted in gold and silver from the middle of the 18th century.


(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/prong1.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/18.jpg) (I think she's also wearing the amethysts which belonged to Empress Josephine, a set which also contains a tiara)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/ng05-2c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 02, 2006, 08:40:49 AM
Queen Josephine's Amethyst Tiara

This is the tiara that, I believe, goes with the amethyst set shown above--which I accidentally wrote as Empress Josephine's when I should've written Queen Josephine's.

Sybilla

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/denmarksybilla.jpg)

Sylvia

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/508368191.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/SilviaAm1.jpg)

CPss Victoria

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/victoriasweden1977-1501.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/victoriasweden1977-1491.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: grandduchessella on May 02, 2006, 08:49:19 AM
(http://Baden Fringe Tiara)

This tiara consists of diamond fringes set on a diamond band.It was a wedding gift from her parents in 1881.


Queen Victoria

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/viktoriabaden1862.jpg)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/U38177ACME1.jpg)

Queen Louise

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/louisesweden.jpg)

CPss Victoria

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/victoriasweden1977-1571.jpg)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/AP472788_guest.jpg)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Morecambrian on May 02, 2006, 02:25:54 PM
Quote
The Nine Prong Tiara

A diamond tiara mounted in gold and silver from the middle of the 18th century.


(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/prong1.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/18.jpg) (I think she's also wearing the amethysts which belonged to Empress Josephine, a set which also contains a tiara)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/jewels/ng05-2c1.jpg)
The necklace and earrings the Queen is wearing in the middle picture are pink topazes.
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Zanthia on May 04, 2006, 01:35:54 AM
There's something I've been thinking of: Silvia often lend Victoria and Madeleine her tiaras. Here in Denmark the collection is only for the reigning queen to wear, and then there is the ruby tiara for the crownprincess. Is that because the swedish jewels are the family's personal properties or what?
It's a pity Silvias jewels not are on display, I've would have loved to them in real life.
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: viv rosendahl on June 19, 2006, 02:46:30 PM
Quote
There's something I've been thinking of: Silvia often lend Victoria and Madeleine her tiaras. Here in Denmark the collection is only for the reigning queen to wear, and then there is the ruby tiara for the crownprincess. Is that because the swedish jewels are the family's personal properties or what? It's a pity Silvias jewels not are on display, I've would have loved to them in real life.


Hello Zanthia,

The reason could be that the Swedish private collection is far bigger than the Danish.
I've got an article from Svensk Damtidning; it doesn't say which tiaras
belong to the crown jewels and which are private, but there are plenty to choose
from and and pass around!
 
The Danes are paupers in comparison!
Princess Alexandra only had one tiara, the diamond drop tiara (of queen Alexandrine), and
apart from the ruby tiara, which is not very versatile, CP Mary is left with the diamond tiara
HM and Prince Henrik gave her as a wedding gift.  


Viv
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Zanthia on June 20, 2006, 09:45:49 AM
Yes, and it is amazing that the danish royal family don't have more tiaras than they do, considering that Denmark is one the oldest monarchies in the world, the oldest in Europe. I know that tiaras as we know them today, only started to appear in the 17th, but still, they should have more. The Bernadotte family is barely 200 years old. Of course many of the danish tiaras has been given away at marriages and by deaths, fx Queen Alexandrine's russian kokoshnik tiara (I once saw that on a exhibition with three of the Faberge eggs in Copenhagen, it was laying in a glass montre, and I bended my knees, so that my reflection could "try it" on;D. it looked smashing on me, by the way ;)), and many of Lovisa's tiaras was given away to her children.

But do post some more pictures of the swedish jewels. Not only tiaras (of course they are more than welcome), but also parures if you have any :)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: viv rosendahl on June 23, 2006, 04:44:13 PM
to Grandduchessella!

Thanks for posting the lovely pics!

However, I would like to kick in a footnote about 'the nine prong tiara":
Take a closer look at the tiara of CP Victoria; she's not wearing the "nine prong"
but the socalled "steel tiara". The centerpieces are very similar, but the sides
are different.

To Zanthia!

I'm afraid that I don't have any scanning facilities at the moment. The pics in
the Swedish magazine are OK but don't really compare to those posted here.

BTW about the kokoshnik of Queen Alexandrine; are you referring to the
one now used by Countess Sussie of Rosenborg?

I was sorry to see the that Cartier tiara (the "khefir of Egypt" tiara, or something like that)
left the DRF after the death of Queen Ingrid. It was her private tiara, and it goes without saying,
that she was free to bequeath it to Queen Anne Marie of Greece. But still, I think
that it would have come in handy in the Danish RF. Unless it will be returned later on,
it's heading towards a dead-end street, if you ask me......

viv  
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Zanthia on June 24, 2006, 02:33:32 AM
Yes, I was referring to the tiara countess Sussie now wears. Alexandrine gave it to her youngest son, Knud.

I was a little surprised when I found out that Ingrid had left the cartier tiara to Anne Marie. I was quite sure that it would stay in the DRF with the condition that every female descendant of CP Margeret of Sweden should have permission to wear it on their weddingday. Maybe Ingrid left it to her youngest daughter because they don't have so many jewels anymore, leaving most of their belongings behind when they had to escape Greece. If Greece still was a monarchy, maybe the cartier tiara would have stayed in the DRF.
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: viv rosendahl on June 24, 2006, 06:19:33 AM
I've found a link to a Swedish RF jewellery site, with pics of the
socalled "Napoleonic cut-steel tiara"; it is not to be confused with the
"nine prong tiara" (in Sweden: Queen Sofia's tiara").

http://royal-jewels4.tripod.com/bernadotte/steel.html

viv
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: viv rosendahl on June 25, 2006, 08:53:41 AM
Quote

I was a little surprised when I found out that Ingrid had left the cartier tiara to Anne Marie. .. Maybe Ingrid left it to her youngest daughter because they don't have so many jewels anymore, leaving most of their belongings behind when they had to escape Greece. If Greece still was a monarchy, maybe the cartier tiara would have stayed in the DRF.

Zanthia, I tend to agree, however there is conflicting information whether the Greek RF
actually left any jewellery behind in Greece! Queen Anne-Marie has still got an emerald tiara
(from a parure) and a diamond/ruby tiara (both from her time in Greece), plus a diamond floral
motif tiara she got from her parents around her 18th birthday. With the Cartier tiara, it makes
four in total! Pretty good for a queen from a defunct monarchy! Considering that the Greek RF carry on
as if the 1974 plebiscite didn't happen and that they are on the inventory list of every conceivable
royal event, I suppose "one" cannot have too many tiaras!  ;)

Regards and excuses for veering off the Swedish jewels...

Viv
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: CHRISinUSA on October 11, 2006, 02:08:45 PM
There's something I've been thinking of: Silvia often lend Victoria and Madeleine her tiaras. Here in Denmark the collection is only for the reigning queen to wear, and then there is the ruby tiara for the crownprincess. Is that because the swedish jewels are the family's personal properties or what?
It's a pity Silvias jewels not are on display, I've would have loved to them in real life.

Historically, a tiara was worn only by married women, and her first tiara (often a gift from her father) was usually worn on her wedding day.  That tradition has certainly evolved in some countries such as Sweden, where the unmarried princesses wear tiaras regularly. 
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 03, 2018, 07:51:12 PM
I have heard on 1 August 2018 part of the Swedish Crown jewels were stolen 2 Crowns and a orb. The suspects are still on the run.
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Превед on August 04, 2018, 05:36:53 PM
I have heard on 1 August 2018 part of the Swedish Crown jewels were stolen 2 Crowns and a orb. The suspects are still on the run.

The main Swedish crown jewels have not been stolen, but a funerary set of crown jewels from the grave of King Karl IX and his Queen Kristina of Holstein-Gottorp in Strängnäs Cathedral. But they are precious objects of gold, silver etc.
See here for a picture and more information: https://www.thelocal.se/20180802/traces-found-in-cathedral-as-investigation-into-swedens-stolen-crown-jewels-continues (https://www.thelocal.se/20180802/traces-found-in-cathedral-as-investigation-into-swedens-stolen-crown-jewels-continues)
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Превед on February 05, 2019, 10:09:19 AM
The main Swedish crown jewels have not been stolen, but a funerary set of crown jewels from the grave of King Karl IX and his Queen Kristina of Holstein-Gottorp in Strängnäs Cathedral. But they are precious objects of gold, silver etc.
See here for a picture and more information: https://www.thelocal.se/20180802/traces-found-in-cathedral-as-investigation-into-swedens-stolen-crown-jewels-continues (https://www.thelocal.se/20180802/traces-found-in-cathedral-as-investigation-into-swedens-stolen-crown-jewels-continues)

The missing crown jewels have reportedly been found in a garbage bin in a Stockholm suburb.
Title: Re: Swedish Jewels
Post by: Sanochka on February 05, 2019, 03:41:17 PM
The news re arrest of at least one suspect, and likely recovery missing crown jewels is amazing, as well as a huge relief.  Hopefully, all of the stolen jewels will be found with that one cache.

I've often wondered about the value of crown jewels and lesser, though prominent, royal jewels.  They must be very expensive; I remember reading that a diamond and sapphire brooch the Queen Mother gave to Princess Diana as a wedding gift cost $350,000.  Given their lengthy and important histories and associations, the monetary value of crown jewels must be incalculable.