19 June 2015

Elegant Green Necklaces III

A diamond and floral leaf necklace, late 19th century.

A diamond and emerald necklace, circa 1905.

A diamond and emerald necklace, mid 19th century.

An emerald and diamond "Ivy" necklace by Michele della Valle.

An emerald and diamond brooch-pendant, 1960s.

An emerald and diamond necklace by Bulgari.

An emerald and diamond necklace, French.

An emerald and diamond necklace by Buccellati, circa 1965.

Emerald and diamond necklace necklace by Cartier, 1950s.

An emerald and diamond necklace, circa 1900.

Emerald and diamond necklace, late 19th century.

An emerald and diamond necklace/bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels.

An emerald and diamond pendant necklace.

An emerald and diamond geometric pendant necklace, 1950s.

18 June 2015

Elegant Green Necklaces II

A diamond and emerald longchain necklace by Leviev.

A platinum, 18 karat gold, emerald and diamond necklace by Bulgari, 1959.

An emerald and diamond necklace.

An emerald, cultured pearl and diamond necklace by Harry Winston.

An emerald, diamond and gold pendant necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.

An important 18 karat gold, emerald and diamond necklace by Cartier, London, circa 1947.

An antique emerald, diamond and gold necklace, late 19th century.

An antique Iberian emerald, diamond and gold necklace.

An aquamarine and diamond pendant by Margherita Burgener.

An Art Deco diamond and emerald necklace by Cartier, circa 1935.

An 18 karat gold, ruby, diamond and emerald necklace by Bulgari.

A diamond, onyx and emerald "Panthère" pendant necklace by Cartier.

An emerald and diamond necklace and matching ring by Chantecler.

An emerald and diamond necklace by De Grisogono.

17 June 2015

Elegant Green Necklaces I

An emerald and diamond necklace by J. Roca, 1970s.

A 14 karat white gold, tourmaline and diamond necklace.

An 18 karat gold and carved jade "Ru-yi" necklace by David Webb, 1971.

An 18 karat gold, emerald and diamond necklace by Stefan Hafner.

An 18 karat gold, emerald and diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.

An 18 karat gold, emerald and diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.

An 18 karat gold, jade and sapphire necklace by David Webb.

An 18 karat gold, kunzite and emerald necklace by Tony Duquette.

An 18 karat gold, pearl, jadeite and diamond necklace.

An 18 karat gold, tsavorite garnet and diamond "Lily of the Valley" necklace by Michele della Valle.

An 18 karat gold, turquoise and diamond pendant-brooch and chain by Van Cleef & Arpels.

An 18 karat white gold, emerald and diamond necklace.

A 19th century gold and turquoise necklace.
Belle Époque jade and diamond necklace, circa 1910.

16 June 2015

Details on Prince Carl Philip's wedding

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia at the centre of the table of honour, in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The royal wedding banquet was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, and the menu was as follows:

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White asparagus "Princess Sofia" cooked in elderflower juice with roe from Älvdalen, asparagus and chive emulsion
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Langoustine simmered with coriander served with grilled scallop, yuzu dressing, wood sorrel and split peas
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Fried, lightly cured Hjälmaren pike-perch with grilled spring vegetables, caramelised crème fraîche and smoked butter
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Peach and raspberry tartelette with white chocolate, champagne and peach sorbet

During the dinner, The King gave a speech in which he said: "It really is striking, just how much happiness and togetherness that you, Sofia and Carl Philip have found in each other. It is genuinely pleasing to see how you both bring out the best in each other. How you cooperate and complement each other, and how you support each other – in both the big and little things."

Princess Sofia's father, Mr Erik Hellqvist, also gave a speech in which he said: "Carl-Philip, I won’t ask you to look after my daughter. She has always managed that fine herself.  But I do ask you both to continue to take good care of each other."
Prince Carl Philip gave the final speech, saying: "I have got a lot left to learn in life, and a lot left to do. It is a long road, and I am immensely looking forward to travelling it with you. But I've already learnt the most important thing I need to know, and that is: love conquers all."
After the wedding banquet, the wedding cake – which had been made by the Swedish National Pastry Team – was served.
The evening concluded with dancing in Karl XI's Gallery.

Swedish Royal Wedding


Carl Philip Edmund Bertil, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, was born on 13 May 1979. He is the second oldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

The Royal Couple are pictured with their wedding guests, including many different royals representing many European countries.

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist's engagement was announced on 27 June 2014.


The wedding took place on 13 June 2015 in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The Royal Couple pictured with their parents.

Sofia lives on Djurgården in Stockholm with Prince Carl Philip.

The Bride and Groom pictured with their siblings.

Sofia Kristina Hellqvist was born on 6 December 1984 at Danderyd Hospital.

Her family moved from Täby to Älvdalen in 1991.

Her parents are Erik and Marie Hellqvist.