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February 2, 2014

Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara

Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Madeleine
Princess Madeleine
Creation: Queen Silvia had the necklace from the parure mounted on a tiara frame and the bracelets turned into a necklace. The pieces can still be worn in their original form.

Materials: amethysts set in gold and diamonds set in silver
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Princess Sofia
Princess Sofia
Provenance:
  1. Empress Joséphine of France née Beauharnais
  2. Duchess Augusta Amalia of Leuchtenberg née Princess of Bavaria; from her mother-in-law on the occasion of her 1806 marriage to Eugène de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg
  3. Queen Josephine of Sweden & Norway née Princess of Leuchtenberg; from her mother on the occasion of her 1823 marriage to King Oscar I of Sweden
  4. Queen Sophia of Sweden & Norway née Princess of Nassau; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1876
  5. Queen Victoria of Sweden née Princess of Baden; inherited from her mother-in-law 1913
  6. Bernadotte Family Foundation; left by Queen Victoria in 1930
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Silvia
Queen Silvia
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Margaretha
Princess Margaretha
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Desiree
Princess Désirée
Other Wearers:
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Louise
Queen Louise
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Christina
Princess Christina
Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara Sweden Margretha
Princess Margaretha
Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?

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