An archive image of Queen Sonja in the tiara she chose for this week's State Dinner in honour of the visit of the President of Singapore and his wife
GLITRER I GULL Se #dronningSonja med sitt moderne norske smykkesett i tynt #gull & ørsmå #briljanter! https://t.co/JrMEXR1FlU #tiara #royals pic.twitter.com/gS4bFQIWYJ— Kjell Arne Totland (@TV2KjellArne) October 12, 2016
Queen Sonja kept it modern and chose one of the most talked about pieces in her collection. The Queen of Norway wore the gold tiara given to her by her husband, King Harald, when she turned 60 in 1997. It's a wall of gold, scattered with tiny diamonds and with space in the middle for jewels as a centrepiece. This time round, Sonja chose more diamonds as the focal point for her tiara.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore the Amethyst Necklace tiara which has become a bit of a favourite of hers over the last ten years or so. It's a pretty piece, made up of round amethysts surrounded by diamonds and arranged into two tiers. The purple stones sit on top of a row of smaller, round diamonds.
They are both favourite pieces of the Norwegians royals and add sparkle without overwhelming the event. Both paired their pieces with cream dresses (Sonja's was first worn a quarter of a century ago, that really is royal recycling) and started the autumn sparkle season off in style.