Nobel Banquet 1986
Evening gown of violet silk taffeta. The overskirt in leaf-formed overlapping panels bordered with crystals and glass beads. The beautiful boat-neck is sprinkled with crystals.
Design: Jørgen Bender, Copenhagen
The Queen is wearing a parure of diamonds and amethysts, which belonged to Queen Josefina, for the first time at a Nobel Banquet. The tiara was originally a necklace now mounted on a silver frame for the head. The parure also includes earrings with diamonds and amethysts, a diamond necklace with amethysts and a large pendant (actually two bracelets), and a brooch and a pendant that have been joined together as well as a diamond brooch with amethysts.