swedish six button tiara

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R4R Diadem Directory: The Tiaras of Sweden

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The Aquarmarine Bandeau Tiara

The Aquarmarine Kokoshnik Tiara

The Baden Fringe Tiara

The Braganza Tiara

The Cameo Tiara

The Connaught Diamond Tiara

Crown Princess Victoria’s 18th Birthday Tiara

The Cut-Steel Bandeau Tiara

The Diamond Bandeau Tiara

The Four Button Tiara

The King Edward VII Ruby Tiara

The Laurel Wreath Tiara

The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara

The Modern Fringe Tiara

The Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara

The Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara

The Nine Prong Tiara

The Six Button Tiara

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The Swedish Six Button Tiara

Description:
The Six Button is a sister tiara of the Four Button tiara; both are allegedly made from diamond buttons from the French ceremonial uniform of Carl XIV Johan of Sweden.

The Six Button tiara is more elaborate than its sister tiara and consists of 6 sparkling diamond clusters mounted on a base with two rows of diamonds. The 6 buttons are not identical - the center 4 match, while the two at each end are of a different design.

Princess Madeleine and Princess Lilian appear to have worn similar/matching buttons as pendants, as can be seen in the photos above.

History:
The Royal Court has identified the buttons from the Six Button tiara as those that Carl XIV Johan (Jean Baptiste Bernadotte) attached to his coronation crown in 1818. They are centuries old, possibly dating back prior to Carl XIV Johan’s time.

The Six Button tiara was created later than the Four Button and is said to have been created for use by Princess Lilian, who did indeed wear it frequently. Crown Princess Victoria is currently the most frequent wearer and has worn it for multiple official portraits.

Provenance:

  • Bernadotte Family Foundation

Notable appearances:

  • King Carl XIV Johan (1818 coronation - crown elements)
  • Princess Lilian (1987, 1988, 1997-2001, 2005 Nobel Prize ceremonies)
  • Crown Princess Victoria (2007 Nobel Prize ceremony)
  • Crown Princess Victoria (2009 Nobel Prize ceremony)
  • Crown Princess Victoria (2011 Nobel Prize ceremony)
  • Crown Princess Victoria (Official Portraits)
  • Princess Madeleine (2005 Malaysian State Visit)
  • Princess Madeleine (2005 Nobel Prize Laureate Dinner)
  • Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (2010 Swedish Royal Wedding)
  • Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (2012 Nobel Prize ceremony)

Also worn by:

  • Queen Silvia
  • Princess Birgitta

(Thank you to the Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor for some of this information.)