Magpie Monday: The Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

The Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara is one of my favorite tiaras, and with the Nobel Prize ceremony today in Sweden, what better time to talk about it?

Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

The Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

Queen Silvia wearing the Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

Queen Silvia wearing the Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

This tiara made of cut steel and brass, no diamonds in sight, yet sparkles as if it did. It was brought to Sweden by Queen Josephine when she married into the Swedish Royal Family in 1844. There is a rumor that this tiara laid hidden for many years and was only found when Queen Silvia, after her marriage to King Carl Gustaf, went exploring in her new home and found this tiara in the cupboards.

She had it restored and wore it for the first time during an Austrian state visit in 1979 and has worn it a number of times since, as has Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina (not shown).

CP Victoria wearing the Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

Crown Princess Victoria wearing the Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

 Whenever I see or hear this tiara mentioned, it’s always one extreme or the other. Either people love it or hate it. Tell me how you feel about it! Do you like that it sparkles despite hot having any diamonds or do you think it looks cheap? I myself am hoping to see this one again at today’s ceremony!

And don’t forget to vote for the best royal fashion moments of 2012!

Photo Credits: IBL, Corbis, skyndad av upphovotan, Polfoto

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2 thoughts on “Magpie Monday: The Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

  1. [...] Banquet, wearng Elie Saab and the Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara, December 10, [...]

  2. [...] I absolutely love the color! Now, about the tiara… Apparently it is from the same set as the Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara that Queen Silvia found while exploring the palace shortly after her wedding. I love that she is [...]

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