|Victoria's Epaulette Earrings|
Epaulette is a type of ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations. Epaulettes first appeared on Swedish uniforms in the second half of the 18th century. It was officially incorporated into Swedish uniform regulations in 1792, although foreign recruited regiments had had them earlier.
|Victoria wearing Epaulette Earrings for her pre-wedding gala (left) and Nobel Laureates Banquet|
I really do love these earrings, they are massive but not overpowering. And I also admire the inventiveness of the Swedish Royals: using an insignia as earrings? Pretty smart!