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February 27, 2014

Queen Maud of Norway's Diamond Tiara

Queen Maud
Princess Ragnhild
Creation:  The diamond prongs are interchangeable with turquoises but the turquoises currently belong to Princess Astrid of Norway and are worn as a necklace.

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Maud of Norway; from "Lady and Gentleman Friends" on the occasion of her 1896 marriage to King Haakon VII of Norway
  2. Crown Princess Märtha of Norway; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1938 but Queen Maud died while in the United Kingdom and the tiara was put into storage in Windsor Castle and was not retrieved until 1953
  3. Princess Ragnhild of Norway, Mrs. Lorentzen; inherited from her mother in 1954
  4. Queen Sonja of Norway; inherited from her sister-in-law in 2012 

Other Wearers: 
Queen Maud
Princess Astrid
Crown Princess Martha
Questions:  
  • When will a member of the current Norwegian Royal Family debut this tiara?
  • What jeweller created this tiara?

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