The Amethyst Necklace Tiara of Norway
I’d imagine that you kids have had enough amethysting for a year by now. I thought it was funny & a little gross…so there! It would seem a crime to let the last day of February slip by without one last birthstone tiara. So let’s say ‘aloha’ to Amethysts Ahoy Theme Week(s) in style.
The Amethyst Necklace tiara is a relatively new tiara, especially when compared to yesterday’s Napoleonic Amethysts. This tiara, part of a parure as well actually, was given to Queen Sonja by King Harald V of Norway. The aderezo consists of drop earrings, the convertible drop necklace that becomes a tiara when mounted on its frame; two bracelets that can be combined to form a necklace and a brooch with a drop pendant. Below, Queen Sonja shows us how it wear it both ways.
Sometime around 2004, Queen Sonja gave the parure to her daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mette-Marit. The princess was first seen wearing the tiara at the pre-wedding celebrations for Crown Prince Frederik’s wedding in Denmark. Having provided the Norwegian throne with an heir not more than a month prior, some speculate the plum parure was Mette-Marit’s “motherhood gift”.More recently, the convertible tiara-necklace was seen in Stockholm at Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding in 2010. Mette-Marit loaned the Amethyst tiara to Princess Märtha-Louise.
- Ahoy Day Three! the Almost-Adulterous Amethysts of Londonderry. (tiarasandtrianon.wordpress.com)
- Tiara Time! Queen Alexandra’s Amethyst Tiara (tiarasandtrianon.wordpress.com)
- Amethysts Ahoy Theme Week: Queen Mary’s Amethyst Parure (tiarasandtrianon.wordpress.com)