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Special requests & expensive gifts: her jewelry designer chats
She is the woman behind Mary's favorite tara: Charlotte Lynggaard. BUNTE.de met the jewelery designer for the interview and could give her some secret about her royal clientele.
It started 40 years ago with cufflinks for Prince Henrik. Today the Copenhagen jewelery label Ole Lynggaard is firmly established as a Danish court jeweler. The royals wear regularly creations of the house. "Working with the royal family is an honor. You become a part of their story", explains Charlotte Lynggaard, the company's founder, in the BUNTE.de interview.
For more than three decades, she has been designing jewelry, even for crowned heads. It was also Charlotte who designed Crown Princess Mary's favorite tiara. The "Midnight Tiara" is a work of art made of silver, white gold and diamonds, which was made in no less than 500 hours. "I thought of the moon and the forest. The design is very Scandinavian".
Mary was wearing her treasure among others at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden. "I am proud when I see the tiara on her," reveals the jewelery designer.
It is not only to the crown princess that Charlotte maintains a good relationship with. She met Prince Frederik for the first time when Mary was still living in Australia. She told BUNTE.de: "I have known the Crown Prince since I am 18 years old. We have many common friends". To this day, the Danish heir and the entrepreneur are in touch, not least because the Crown Prince regularly orders new jewelery: " Mary often wears Frederik gifts, which he has made to order with us. "Sometimes The precious attention comes from the current collection, sometimes it is custom-made, explains Charlotte Lynggaard.
But sometimes Mary is also thrifty, as her attendance in April at the birthday celebrations of King Carl Gustaf proves. The 44-year-old's head was not adorned with a classic tiara, but a golden braid. This, however, is neither an expensive new purchase nor a gift from her husband. In fact, she does not even own it, Charlotte explains: "She often borrows jewelry for special occasions".
The label naturally benefits from the prominent advertising face. Many customers ask specifically for the creations of the Crown Princess. And women who prefer something simpler and preferring pieces from the Ole Lynggaard collection can now look forward to it: The first concept store of the label has now opened at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich.