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January 6, 2012

Swedish Six Button Tiara

Creation:  It it made using 6 of the 10 diamond buttons from King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden's French ceremonial uniform and later used in the royal crown.

Materials:  diamonds
Princess Madeleine
Crown Princess Victoria
Provenance:
  1. Bernadotte Family Foundation
Princess Christina

Other Wearers:
Princess Birgitta
Princess Lilian
Queen Silvia
Questions:
  • When were the diamond buttons turned into a tiara?
  • Did the diamond buttons belong previously belong to Queen Louisa Ulrika of Sweden?

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