The biggest surprise at the state banquet during the French State Visit to Denmark on Tuesday evening was the new tiara debuted by Princess Marie. Princess Marie has always worn her floral wedding tiara to tiara events except once when she wore a tiara made for her by Flora Danica.
Now the Royal Court and Maison Mauboussin exclusively released information about the tiara to Royal Central’s Europe Correspondent, Heaven LeeMiller. Princess Marie designed the tiara in collaboration with French jeweller Mauboussin (created in 1827). The tiara was created specifically for the French state visit and was loaned to Princess Marie for the evening. Maison Mauboussin confirmed this is a permanent loan, so she will be able to wear it as much as she wants.
Maison Mauboussin are the ones who contacted Princess Marie about the possibility of creating a tiara for her.
The tiara is made of white gold, with 13,35 carats of diamonds and 13,58 carats of sapphires, and at its centre, a pear-shaped Ceylan sapphire of 6,82 carats. Its name is the Nuits Claires Tiara (or Lyse Noetter Diademet in Danish/ Light Nights in English).
Princess Marie took part in every step of the creation process of the tiara, and she is the one who chose the tiara’s name since the tiara represents the close link uniting Denmark and France. The Court said she took inspiration for the design and the colours from the bright light of summer nights in Denmark.
Maison Mauboussin said: “The Maison Mauboussin is very honored to have loaned this tiara to Princess Marie who wanted to wear it at the state banquet during the state visit of the French President to Denmark. Alain Nemarq, the President of the Maison Mauboussin, dedicates this tiara to the friendship between Denmark and France and would like to thank Princess Marie.”
Princess Marie’s choice of a French jeweller with a Danish-inspired design was her way to symbolise the relationships between both countries for her, a French citizen who became a Danish princess. Maison Mauboussin described the tiara as a “tribute to Denmark” and said: “This tiara was made in a Parisian workshop and shows the excellence of the French high jewelry’s savoir-faire.”