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Queen Maud of Norway, nee Princess of the United Kingdom

Queen Maud of Norway, nee Princess of the United Kingdom

The Norwegian Royal Emerald and Diamond Parure; worn by Queen Sonja of Norway. The original  owner was reportedly the  Empress Josephine, making  its way first to Sweden  through Princess Josephine  of Leuchtenberg.

Tiaras at dawn: Europe's Royals gather to celebrate Queen of Denmark's 40 years on the throne (and there's a lot of bling on show)

The Norwegian Royal Emerald and Diamond Parure; worn by Queen Sonja of Norway. The original owner was reportedly the Empress Josephine, making its way first to Sweden through Princess Josephine of Leuchtenberg.

The Norwegian emerald  parure is one of the  loveliest, with the dark,  rich green of the rain  forest. Its origins goes  back to Napoleon with the  neo-Classical design common  for that time. The original  owner was reportedly the  Empress Josephine, making  its way first to Sweden  through Princess Josephine  of Leuchtenberg.

The Norwegian emerald parure is one of the loveliest, with the dark, rich green of the rain forest. Its origins goes back to Napoleon with the neo-Classical design common for that time. The original owner was reportedly the Empress Josephine, making its way first to Sweden through Princess Josephine of Leuchtenberg.

Empress Josephine’s Emerald Tiara, Queen Sonja of Norway:   Read it  It is part of the Norwegian Emerald Parure, a set of jewelry also including a matching necklace, earrings and brooch, and is part of the Norwegian Royal family’s crown jewels. The emeralds most likely originated in the emerald mines of Colombia and this tiara has a very long history from Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign in the 1800′s to today.

Empress Josephine’s Emerald Tiara, Queen Sonja of Norway: Read it It is part of the Norwegian Emerald Parure, a set of jewelry also including a matching necklace, earrings and brooch, and is part of the Norwegian Royal family’s crown jewels. The emeralds most likely originated in the emerald mines of Colombia and this tiara has a very long history from Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign in the 1800′s to today.

The tiara, necklace and brooch came to Norway as gifts to Crown Princess Martha from her parents on the birth of the Norwegian heir, the future King Harald.

The tiara, necklace and brooch came to Norway as gifts to Crown Princess Martha from her parents on the birth of the Norwegian heir, the future King Harald.

Given by her parents to Princess Maud of Wales when she married Carl of Denmark in 1896, the tiara is designed with diamond scroll and festoon motifs topped with pearls. In 1905, Carl was chosen to become king of the newly independent Norway and took the name King Haakon VII. The tiara remained in the possession of the Norwegian crown.

Given by her parents to Princess Maud of Wales when she married Carl of Denmark in 1896, the tiara is designed with diamond scroll and festoon motifs topped with pearls. In 1905, Carl was chosen to become king of the newly independent Norway and took the name King Haakon VII. The tiara remained in the possession of the Norwegian crown.

In 1993, the Norwegian royals sent the Queen Maud pearl and diamond tiara to Garrard & Co., the British jewelers who originally made the tiara, to be cleaned. While at Garrard, the tiara was stolen, and it has never been recovered. To try to atone for the loss, the jewelers made a replica tiara, complete with precious stones, that looks nearly identical to the original. The replica is the tiara worn by the women of the Norwegian royal family today.

In 1993, the Norwegian royals sent the Queen Maud pearl and diamond tiara to Garrard & Co., the British jewelers who originally made the tiara, to be cleaned. While at Garrard, the tiara was stolen, and it has never been recovered. To try to atone for the loss, the jewelers made a replica tiara, complete with precious stones, that looks nearly identical to the original. The replica is the tiara worn by the women of the Norwegian royal family today.

Marie Poutine's Jewels & Royals: Norwegian Monarchy Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway in 2013.

Marie Poutine's Jewels & Royals: Norwegian Monarchy Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway in 2013.

New official portraits of the Norwegian Royal Family in occasion of King Harald V's 25th anniversary of his enthronment: the King and Queen of Norway

New official portraits of the Norwegian Royal Family in occasion of King Harald V's 25th anniversary of his enthronment: the King and Queen of Norway

Newly-wed Crown Princess Sonja of Norway in a green dress and the "Oslofjord" tiara attends the 50th anniversary of Embetsmennenes Landsforbund, an Norwegian organization for state officials from 1918-1968, September 1968

Newly-wed Crown Princess Sonja of Norway in a green dress and the "Oslofjord" tiara attends the 50th anniversary of Embetsmennenes Landsforbund, an Norwegian organization for state officials from 1918-1968, September 1968

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