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February 28, 2014

Queen Sophia of Sweden's Pink Topaz Tiara

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Queen Sophia
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Countess Estelle
Creation:

Materials: pink topazes and diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Queen Sophia of Sweden and Norway née Princess of Nassau
  2. Princess Ebba Bernadotte née Munck af Fulkila, inherited from her mother-in-law in 1913
  3. Countess Estelle Bernadotte af Wisborg née Manville; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1946
  4. Countess Christine Bernadotte af Wisborg née Glahns; inherited by her husband, Count Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg, from his mother in 1984
  5. Unknown Owner; sold by Count Folke and Countess Christine
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Countess Estelle
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Countess Christine
pink topaz parure tiara queen sophia sweden countess estelle bernadotte
Countess Estelle
Questions:
  • Did the Swedish or Norwegian Royal Family buy the tiara?
  • Are the gemstones in the tiara pink diamonds, pink sapphires, pink spinel, pink tourmalines, or pink topazes?
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?

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