Originally Posted by Jahkoo
Another thing I have thougt about the swedish collection. Imagen if the RF would still have all the pices in the collection that went overseas, what a vast super collection it would have been. The Emeralds in Norway, Rubies in Denmark, the Khedive from Greece etcetc, that would have been something IMO.
Good point, Jahkoo. In fact, there are several pieces in other houses which either originated with the Swedish Royal Family or were a part of the collections or private jewels of Swedish princesses.
The diamond star and pearl spike tiara of Princess Benedikte originally belonged to Queen Sofia of Sweden. It has also been worn by Queen Ingrid, the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleberg princesses, Carina Axelsson, and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.
The aforementioned Khedive of Egypt tiara was inherited by Queen Anne-Marie from her mother, Queen Ingrid of Denmark, who herself had inherited it from her own mother, Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden who received it as a wedding gift from the Khedive of Egypt, as this is where she and Crown Prince Gustav Adolf became engaged.
There is also the tiara now used by Princess Theodora. It was originally a stomacher/necklace which belonged to Queen Viktoria of Sweden and also was inherited by Queen Ingrid.
In addition, there is an amethyst and diamond brooch that was among the wedding gifts received by Crown Princess Margaret which has appeared on Princess Alexia. I don't know if it belongs to her or her mother but I assume it also passed as inheritance through Ingrid.
Actually the Danish family owes most of its collection to the inheritance of the Swedes. Factoring out the Swedish contributions the only major jewels in the Danish collection are the Rosenborg Emerald Parure, the pearl parure, and a very nice diamond parure. The pieces that came to the Danish house from Sweden are:
Queen Desideria's Ruby Parure - now owned by CP Frederik and worn by his wife. It came to Denmark with Queen Lovisa, nee Princess of Sweden. It was originally much smaller as can be seen on pictures of Queen Alexandrine and early pictures of Ingrid as Crown Princess. Queen Ingrid later added brooches to the bandeau-style tiara and created its larger appearance. Queen Ingrid left it as inheritance to her grandson, Crown Prince Frederik.
The Baden Palmette Tiara worn most often by Queen Margrethe II - I believe this was an inheritance somehow through Queen Viktoria of Sweden. It has also been worn by Princess Benedikte and Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleberg.
The Orange-Nassau Pearl Tiara - Queen Margrethe II wears this most often with pieces from the Danish pearl parure. It also came to Denmark with Queen Lovisa.
The Turquoise Bandeau and parure - These originally belonged to CP Margaret of Sweden and came as inheritance through Queen Ingrid.
Diamond Spray Brooch - I believe on the Glittering Royal Events jewelry board there was a discussion about this piece, which Margrethe has attached to a string of pearls. It also belonged originally to CP Margaret of Sweden.
The Round Turguoise and Diamond Brooch - worn by Queen Margrethe was a wedding gift to CP Margaret of Sweden by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
The Lava Parure - I believe is actually now the property of Countess Ruth of Rosenborg's daughter or one of her granddaughters. I'm not sure of the path to Countess Ruth but it originally belonged to Queen Desideria of Sweden.
The Turquoise Star Tiara - formally belonging to Countess Ruth and worn most often lately by her daughter-in-law, Countess Jutta. It originally belonged to Princess Ingeborg of Sweden (herself a Danish princess by birth) who passed it on to her daughter who married Prince Axel of Denmark.
All of the pieces that traveled to Norway did so with Princess Martha of Sweden, who married Crown Prince Olav, son of the only king and queen of modern Norway.
The Vasa Diamond Tiara - was a wedding gift from the people of Sweden or the citizens of Stockholm to CP Martha. It is now the property of Princess Astrid but I believe it is one of the pieces that must revert back to the Norwegian royal collection upon her death.
Princess Ingeborg's Diamond Loop and Pearl Tiara - now in the possession of Princess Ragnhild. It is one of the pieces which will revert back to the Norwegian Royal collection upon her death. It was inherited by CP Martha from her mother, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden.
Crown Princess Martha's Diamond Bandeau - now in the posession of Princess Astrid who wore it like a headband last year for a state visit. It was also worn by one of her daughters the same way for King Harald's 50th birthday celebrations. I believe it will stay with Astrid's family.
Queen Desideria's Diamond Tiara - one of the most beautiful of the large diamond tiaras IMO, this piece originally belonged to Queen Desideria of Sweden.
Diamond Brooch - the large diamond brooch that Queen Sonja wears with Queen Desideria's Diamond Tiara was originally a clasp from a bracelet belonging to Queen Sofia of Sweden.
Empress Josephine's Emerald Parure - the most recognizable of the emerald sets, these pieces originally belonged to Empress Josephine of France, were eventually inherited by Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, and presented to her daughter, CP Martha of Norway, as a gift to celebrate the birth of Prince Harald.
The Stockholm Pearl Tiara - a wedding gift by the city of Stockholm to Princess Astrid of Sweden when she married Crown Prince Leopold of the Belgians. It was later dismantled/altered into a brooch worn by Princess Lilian de Rethy. Although she sold some of the Belgian pieces at auction, this piece has never turned up, so it quite possibly is part of the jewels still in Belgium, either belonging to Queen Fabiola or part of the collection of jewels that she and Queen Paola never wear because of their association with the much-maligned Lilian.
I don't know the origin of the emerald pieces other than that they originally belonged to Queen Astrid - whether they came from Sweden I am unclear. The last listing of the gold bracelet however is verified.
The Emerald & Diamond Choker-Bracelet - was inherited by Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte from her mother, Queen Astrid of the Belgians, born Princess of Sweden.
Queen Astrid's Diamond & Emerald Pendant Earrings - also inherited by Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte from her mother.
Princess Ingeborg's Gold and Pearl Bracelet - a simple gold band with a pearl on each end. I don't know if Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte inherited this from her mother, Queen Astrid, or if it was a gift/inheritance from her grandmother, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, its original owner. Since JC's death, I haven't seen it on any her descendants.