Queen Sonja’s Emerald Bead Suite

Happy Birthday to Queen Sonja of Norway, who turns 82 today! Her jewellery collection includes a nice mix of heirloom jewels and modern acquisitions, including today’s piece, her Emerald Bead Suite. Continue reading

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South Korean State Visit to Norway

King Harald V of Norway is hosting President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of South Korea, who is on a State Visit to Norway on June 12th and 13th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. The Presidential Couple will then be visiting Sweden. Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette Marit are absent due to sickness. Continue reading

Crown Princess Märtha’s Silver Wedding Earrings

Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the Death of Crown Princess Märtha of Norway, the mother of King Harald, who tragically died of cancer on this day in 1954. While the Norwegian Emerald Parure is probably is most well known contribution to the royal vault, today we are featuring a piece that was made for her but never worn, and is now seen on Crown Princess Mette Marit.

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Royals at the World Economic Forum

Royals from around the World are attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week from January 22nd to the 25th. The World Economic Forum is a yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society, Heads-of State, global companies, leaders of international organizations and prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders to define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas. Continue reading