This tiara isn’t actually a tiara at all, or atleast it wasn’t until Queen Silvia came along.
The set includes a large necklace, two small bracelets, two broaches, a pair of earrings, and a pendant that can be suspended from the necklace, bracelets or broaches.
The Amethyst demi-parure was orginally owned by Emperess Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife. The Emperess bequeathed the demi-parure to, you guessed it, her granddaughter Queen Josephine of Sweden.
When Siliva Sommerlath married King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and became Queen in 1976 she had one of the most envied jewel vaults amoung royals at her disposal. Silvia felt that the necklace was very heavy and difficult to wear so she had some changes made.
Queen Silvia had a frame made so the heavy necklace could be mounted and worn as a tiara. Additionally she had changes made to the small bracelets so they could be put together to make a light necklace either with or without the pendant attached. The whole parure can still be worn as it was before Silvia’s changed but the Swedish ladies usually stick with Silvia’s changes.