Jewelry gawking has its favorite occasions like the Oscars and the Golden Globes, but it really doesn’t get any better than that rarest of gems – a royal wedding. This weekend, we got a crown jewel of a soiree as Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria wed the lowly commoner, Daniel Westling.
Not since Charles and Di has there been a wedding so anticipated among royal watchers, but unlike that ill-fated pairing this one’s a real love story.
In Stockholm Cathedral, 1,200 royal guests and dignitaries watched the nuptials, along with 500,000 people who lined the streets, and an estimated 500 million TV viewers from around the world. Yet the princess only had eyes for her groom, Daniel Westling – her former personal trainer turned prince charming.
Victoria wore the historic Cameo Tiara for her trip down the aisle (see Jewelry.com for more on this storied gem). It’s certainly not the blingiest bauble on the block but it suits the occasion and looks lovely on her.
Victoria’s sister Madeleine may be smarting from her recent engagement break-up, but she can dry her tears knowing she can put these on when she’s feeling blue.