This collar was left by Princess Sibylla to her daughter Birgitta, who, as pictured above, often wore it at suitable occasions and family celebrations, most recently in 1996 on her brother’s birthday in Stockholm.
The very elegant, classic necklace with oval sapphires, in a beautiful, timeless interpretation. The design of the quatric links are quite typical with the geometric, Byzantine motifs worked in gold and a diamond in the middle. The high quality sapphires are in a setting of cushion cut diamonds, which are movably connected to the intermediate parts. The necklace is kept in the original jewelry case with the initials “FB”.
Cushion cut Diamond and other Jewelries
The sapphires to the necklace were a wedding gift from Zar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, her mother’s uncle, Princess Sibilla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, in 1932 on the occasion of the marriage with Gustav Adolf, Prince-Prince of Sweden, the eldest son of the then crown prince Gustav VI, Adolphus. Through the marriage, she became Duchess of Västerbotten, Princess of Sweden.
However, as her husband died before her father-in-law’s father, she never became Crown Princess.
Tsar Ferdinand, on the other hand, bought the sapphires of the Czarina of Russia (the family history), The Mother of the Last Czar, which had one of the finest collections of sapphires. This Romanov sapphire could take Czarina Maria Feodorovna with her escape, she then lives in Denmark.
Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1908-1972, was the daughter of the last Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Carl Eduard, Duke of Albany * and his wife Viktoria Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. She came from the German aristocracy home Saxonia Coburg and Gotha.
Princess Brigitta (* 1937) was the second daughter of Sibylla and her husband. Her younger brother is King Carl XVI. Gustaf (1946).
When Prince Gustav Adolf was killed in a plane crash at the Copenhagen airport, her son Karl Gustav, at the age of one, became his grandfather’s successor to the throne and, at the age of four, officially crown prince. However, Sibylla died of cancer in Stockholm at the age of 64, even before her son’s accession to the throne on November 28, 1973.
The diadem that carries the princess in the picture above was a loan from Prince Alexander von Württemberg, the cousin of Hans-Georg von Hohenzollern, who once told me. At that time it came from one of his Bulgarian aunts (daughters of Ferdinand of Bulgaria), but should no longer be in possession, the whereabouts are unknown.
* Duke of Albany, son of Duke Leopold of Albany, who died in 1884, the fourth son of Queen Victoria. The older sister of Carl Eduard, Princess Alice (1883-1981) was the last living granddaughter of Victoria I
Sapphires Necklace of Princess Sibylla of Sweden
Princess Brigitte above in the picture, wearing her mother’s necklace of sapphires and diamonds she is wearing this necklace on the 50th birthday celebrations of her brother, the Swedish king on April 30th 1996.
Diamond Wholesale Engagement ring and Necklace.
This gem-set necklace of graduated oval Ceylon sapphires. The very good qualities of sapphires are bordered with diamonds Wholesale Engagement Rings alternating with diamond-set elements of inverted square shape. In there are some pendants to add, it’s possible that there are wearable as earrings.
Prince Sibilla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, when she married the “ervprince” and future Crown Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten.
The Tsar of Bulgaria bought this wonderful sapphire from the Tsarina MARIA FEODOROVNA (as the family history). The Dowager Empress and Mother of the Tsar of Russia owned one of the world’s most famous collections of sapphires. She left Russia for exile, with her amazing jewels and Romanov-Sapphires.
Princess Sibylla Calma Maria Alice Bathildis Feodora 1908 – 1972, representing the daughter of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Albany (Victoria of the 4th son of Queen) and Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein.
In 1932, Sibylla married Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten. Gustaf Adolf was the eldest son of Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden (later Gustav VI Adolf). Sibylla never became crown princess herself since her husband died before his grandfather (King Gustav V).
Princess Birgitta of Hohenzollern, what the 2nd daughter of Sibylla and her sister, after Sibylla died of cancer before her ascended the throne. The tiara above is not real, it’s a fake of a newspaper, she never loaned or owed such an item, nor does the Bernadotte Foundation own this.