Queen Margrethe Receives Jubilee Tiara

  June 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm by

In an audience earlier today at Amalienborg, Queen Margrethe II was presented with her jubilee gift from Greenland’s parliament and home rule government.

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The gift consists of a tiara and earrings set, made by Greenlandic goldsmith Nicolai Appel. The tiara, named Nassut and meaning ‘Flowers from Greenland’, was made of melted gold coins, the gold of which was mined from the Kirkespirdalen mine in Greenland. The specific coins used were designed during International Polar Year; Appel telling Berlingske that he likes it that the materials used to create the jewllery has a history.

Weighing around a quarter of a kilogram, the tiara features over 200 Greenlandic flowers made from the melted gold and accented with diamonds and rubies.

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The jubilee gift was presented to the Queen by the Chairman of the Inuit Community party, Mr Josef Motzfeldt, who said that he hopes “Her Majesty will treat the gift as a thanks for her unfailing interest in our country and our people.”

The Queen was clearly thrilled with the gift, saying, “It is beautiful and amazing.” She was also quick to model the gold earrings.

The set cost 300,000DKK (around 40,000€) to create. Sermitisiaq reports that the set will go on display in Greenland for a period after the summer.

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