The Swedish royals have been busy hosting an official state visit from France, led by President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte.
The visit came to an end with an extravagant state banquet held at Stockholm’s royal palace, where the glamour was taken to unprecedented heights, resulting in a display of dazzling jewels.
The most interesting piece of the night sat on Queen Silvia’s head as she accessorised her gorgeous mauve dress with the Bernadotte Cameo Tiara.
The tiara forms part of a 19th-century parure, which also includes a pair of earrings, a necklace, a brooch, and a bracelet. It was presented to Empress Joséphine by Napoleon following his coronation in December 1804.
The parure links Sweden and France as it was skillfully crafted by the French jeweller Eugène Marie Nitot. This makes it a particularly poignant choice from Queen Silvia.
Made of yellow gold and adorned with pearls, the tiara boasts exquisite pearl floral motifs across its structure, alongside cameos that are mounted on red gold. The cameos depict Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, along with her son Cupid, the god of passion and desire.
Despite lacking any diamonds, our experts believe the tiara to hold a value of approximately £850,000, which showcases its exceptional worth. This high values comes as no surprise as in one of our studies, we found Sweden to have the most expensive tiara collection.
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