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February 3, 2014

Swedish Cut Steel Tiara

Creation:

Materials: steel and gold
Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria
Provenance:
  1. Queen Hortense of Holland
  2. Queen Josephine of Sweden & Norway; inherited from her aunt in 1837
  3. Queen Sophia of Sweden & Norway; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1876
  4. Queen Victoria of Sweden; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1913
  5. Queen Louise of Sweden; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1930
  6. Princess Sibylla of Sweden; inherited from her step-mother-in-law in 1965
  7. Queen Silvia of Sweden; inherited by her husband, King Carl XVI Gustaf, from his mother in 1972
Queen Silvia
Princess Désirée
Other Wearers:
Princess Lilian
Princess Christina

Questions:
  • When was this tiara created? 
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • Did Queen Silvia really find this tiara in a cupboard while exploring the palace?

Links:

3 comments :

  1. Here's a link concerning the topic but not the specific tiara. http://www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk/work/industry/steel_jewellery/index.html?sid=14a2c844895e2979b387a11ac313170b

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  2. And another great article. http://www.langantiques.com/university/index.php/Cut-Steel_Jewelry

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  3. Love this tiara! Even though it has no diamonds or jewels, it sparkles under the lights.

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