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May Jewels: Norway's famous emeralds

1 month ago   |   By Royal Central

To conclude our May series on royal emeralds, we are taking a look at the emeralds in the Norwegian royal vault.
The Norwegian Royal Family has a large emerald and diamond tiara with matching earrings, brooch and necklace. The tiara is in a neo-classical style and features a centre, square emerald at the top.
Its creation date has never been known but it is assumed to have been some time in the 1800s. Norwegian Royal Family oral tradition says that the emeralds were mined in Russia, according to historian, Trond Norén Isaksen.
Reportedly, the tiara goes back to Empress Joséphine; depending...
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