Jean Baptiste Bernadotte bought a ruby and diamond wreath tiara and accompanying parure for his wife, Désirée Clary, and she wore it on Napoleon Bonaparte’s corotation. This couple would later become King Carl XIV Johan and Queen Desideria of Sweden.
Queen Louise received the tiara as a wedding gift from her grandmother, Queen Josephine of Sweden when she married Frederik VIII because the rubies and diamonds echoed the colors of the Danish flag.
Queen Louise gave the tiara to her son Crown Prince Christian’s bride Alexandrine as a wedding gift, and it was Alexandrine that gave it to Princess Ingrid of Sweden when she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in 1935.
When Queen Ingrid died in 2000 she left the parure to her beloved grandson, Crown Prince Frederik, thereby ensuring that the future Crown Princess would have a truly grand and historical set of jewels to wear.