Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is celebrating her 50th Birthday this week, and thus we are taking the opportunity to feature some of her jewels! The Australian who is set to be the future Danish Queen has a variety of heirloom jewels at her disposal, but Crown Princess Mary also has a varied collection of contemporary jewels, including the striking Midnight Tiara!
Danish Ruby Parure | Wedding Tiara | Diamond Necklace Tiara | Midnight Tiara | Wedding Earrings | Aquamarine Jewels | Diamond Fringe Earrings | Amethyst Earrings | Connaught Sapphire Brooch | Diamond Flower Brooch | Diamond Flower Earrings | Ole Lynggaard Brooch | The Jewels of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Composed of leaves and slender branches in silver, 18 carat pink white gold and 31 knobs with specially cut moon stones and 1340 brilliant cut diamonds, the colours, light and shading effects replicate a starry moonlit sky at midnight, and thus it was named the Midnight Tiara. Designed by Charlotte Lynggaard of Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, the Tiara was handmade by goldsmiths in the company’s studio in time for an exhibit at the Amalienborg Royal Palace Museum in 2009,w here it caught Crown Princess Mary’s eye.
Later that year, Crown Princess Mary borrowed the Midnight Tiara, along with a pair of earrings and a brooch also from the Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Midnight collection, for Prince Henrik’s 75th Birthday Dinner at Fredensborg Palace. Afterwards, a deal was struck which allowed the Tiara, valued at 1.5 million DKK, to be exclusively worn, but not owned, by Crown Princess Mary, in an effort too promote contemporary Danish design.
The following year, the Midnight Tiara made another appearance, with the same Midnight collection earrings and brooch, for Queen Margrethe’s 70th Birthday Gala Dinner at Fredensborg Palace, paired with the same gown Crown Princess Mary wore for her Engagement Gala in 2003.
In 2013, Crown Princess Mary took the Midnight Tiara out of the country for the first time, to wear at the Wedding of Princess Madeline of Sweden in Stockholm. That was also the last time the tiara has been publicly worn to date.
However, the Midnight Tiara has been frequently exhibited throughout the years, both in Denmark and abroad, with a prominent exhibition at the ‘Magtens Smykker‘ (The Power of Jewelry) Exhibition in Koldinghus in 2018. These days, the Tiara can be more often found at the Ole Lynggaard flagship store in Copenhagen.
UPDATE: Crown Princess Mary wore the Midnight Tiara for Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th Birthday Banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo in 2022.
Danish Ruby Parure | Wedding Tiara | Diamond Necklace Tiara | Midnight Tiara | Wedding Earrings | Aquamarine Jewels | Amethyst Earrings | Connaught Sapphire Brooch | Diamond Flower Brooch | Diamond Flower Earrings | Ole Lynggaard Brooch