The Queen's Crown
The Queen's Crown was made for Queen Désirée in 1830, although it was first used in 1860 during the coronation of Queen Louise.
The Queen's crown was fashioned by Erik Lundberg and Marc Giron in Stockholm for the planned coronation in 1830 of Queen Désirée, wife of King Carl Johan, who was not crowned alongside her husband in 1818. However, the coronation of Queen Désirée never took place, and the Queen’s Crown was first used in 1860 during the coronation of Queen Louise.
The Queen’s Crown consists of eight hoops that join at the top underneath an orb of blue enamel and a band and cross of pearls. Another band of pearls, 153 in all, line the upper edge of the crown.
The cap is sewn of purple velvet and is embellished with stylised flames embroidered with tiny pearls.
The central gemstone in the crown is a large amethyst.
The crown is made of silver with gold gilding and settings, and decorated with amethysts, citrines, chrysophrases, topazes and numerous pearls.
Height: 17 cm
Diameter: 14 cm
Weight: 534 g