15 May 2015

This Week in Royal Jewels: May 8-14

May 8-14, 2015

Brooches and earrings were on the menu for this week's royal jewel buffet. Be sure to weigh in on your favorites in the poll!

10. Princess Charlene of Monaco shone this week in a new pair of diamond and pearl earrings set in white gold, worn for the christening of her twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. They're Cartier, from the company's Himalia collection.

9. Princess Caroline also chose a major pair of earrings for the christening, plus a necklace that looks to have a heart-shaped pendant. You can see more on her outfit, plus all of the other baubles worn on the day, in this post.

8. Queen Letizia of Spain chose a pair of diamond earrings with a cultured pearl drop to celebrate Red Cross World Day in Valladolid on Friday. Like many of Letizia's earrings, this pair is reportedly by Tous.

7. Letizia wore a second pair of pearl drop earrings on Wednesday to deliver the national flag to the Spanish Civil Guard. The ribbon pinned to her jacket is the dame's bow of the Order of Charles III, one of the highest orders of Spanish chivalry.

6. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg visited Paris to mark VE Day, and Stephanie chose small earrings for a performance on Friday at Les Invalides.

5. We also had a rare sighting this week of another Luxembourgish princess! Princess Tessy wore a necklace with multiple pendant charms and earrings with green stones for a charity gala on Tuesday in London.

4. The British royals held the first garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. The Countess of Wessex wore a new pair of earrings, made out of diamonds and pearls. (Or, knowing Sophie, perhaps a facsimile of those stones.)

3. Camilla also wore a new piece of jewelry at the garden party: an all-diamond butterfly brooch, which adds to her growing collection of brooches with an insect theme.

2. It was a three-brooch week for Queen Elizabeth II, who donned her mother's diamond and aquamarine brooch on Friday, the magnificent Cullinan V on Sunday, and the impressive Courtauld-Thomsen Scallop-Shell Brooch at Tuesday's garden party.

1. My top spot for the week has to go to Queen Sofia of Spain, who wore this gorgeous necklace and bracelet set at the Madrid Open on Sunday. That's one way to pull focus from Rafa Nadal!