August 11, 2010

Moonbeams and diamonds

Admittedly, I have been sitting on this blog post for a while, not quite finding the right time to post it.
Since I posted on the Danish Royal Family expecting twins yesterday, I figured I would stay in those "circles"!

In June of 2009 Crown Princess Mary wore, for the first time, a tiara that most people had not seen before!  HKH Mary wore this beautiful piece of jewelry at the 70th birthday celebration for Prince Henrik (her father in-law).

The tiara is designed by danish jewelry designer Charlotte Lynggaard, and is part of a set that also include earrings and a brooch.

Charlotte Lynggaard is the daugther of famed danish jewelery designer Ole Lynggaard, and she has honed her craft in San Fransisco, Paris and in Switzerland.

The inspiration for this beautiful work of art lies in a delicate spring garden. Bulbs almost in bloom, leafs and twigs. As you can see the lover band has been covered in dark brown velvet (above) to match the dark hair color of Mary, and (below) is shown with a lighter velvet band.

The tiara is made from Silver, Oxidised Silver, 18K Pale Rose Gold, White Gold, Moonstone and Pave Diamonds.

HKH Mary first was introduced to the piece via an exhibit at Amalienborg Castle.

The Brooch; in this close-up, you can really appreciate all the work of Charlotte Lynggaard. Notice all the tiny little lines on the leaves, crating texture, as well as the realistic looking twig below, holding it all together.

If you would like a closer, behind the scenes look, at the creation of this set, please click here. It will be worth your while!!

You will be able to see the process from sketch to completed work.

HKH Mary wore the tiara, earrings and brooch again at a different galla, complimenting her chosen pale beige, chiffon gown.

What an honor for the Lynggard family, they could not have asked for a better "model"!!

One last, up close, look at the beautiful work!!

I am fascinated by how different the tiara looks on a white background, bathed in light......

The official name of the tiara is: Midnats Diademet.
(translates to Midnight Tirara)
Hope you enjoyed this little gem of a story!


Image #1 & #2 Photo Hanne Juul via Billed Bladet
Image #3 - #7 + #10 via Ole
Image #11 via Bodil


  1. Absolutely remarkable!!! Outstanding!!
    A real piece of art! Thanks for sharing!

  2. That looks really pretty!
    I would love to have that piece too;)
    Thank you for your lovely comment.

    I didnt read the whole issue, but i think there are some pretty rooms and art stories in there, i love the interview with Rachel Ashwell.
    All the white in her home...:)
    In my opinion is this a goood issue;)
    A little different but why not?!;) I like it.

    Lovely greetings from Germany...

  3. beautiful! thanks for sharing
    xoxo. MissZuri....

    Self proclaimed fashion chameleon who refuses to let mommyhood take away her style!!! Comment&FoLLow

    ****Just did an amazing post featuring Christine Centenera's haute style!! ; )****

  4. Wow! Beautiful... You were right, I love it :)


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