23 June 2015

Queen Letizia: A Year in Jewels


Can you believe it's already been a year? On June 19, 2014, the Prince and Princess of Asturias became King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. During her first year as queen, Letizia has provided us with some glittering jewel moments -- and a whole lot of colorful earrings. Let's have a look at some of her memorable jewelry appearances during the first year of Felipe's reign.



For her husband's inauguration as king, Letizia wore her favorite small stud earrings: the Comète diamond stars by Chanel (19 June)





Diamond and Australian pearl earrings for an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican (30 June)



Bulgari hoop earrings in diamonds, sapphires, and white gold for an official visit to Portugal (7 July)



A new chivalric order -- the gold, diamond and ruby collar of the special class of the Order of Mohammed, Morocco's highest order of chivalry -- received during an official visit to Morocco (15 July)



A star-studded headband by Nanos coordinated with her Chanel Comète diamond stars at El Pardo (21 July)



Vibrant ruby, emerald, and moonstone earrings by Tous for a meeting with President Hollande of France (22 July)



Glittering in her diamond wedding earrings in Malaga (5 September)



Pendant earrings with green stones for National Day in Madrid (12 October)



Cabochon ruby earrings for a visit with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in the Netherlands (15 October)



Sparkling diamond and aquamarine earrings by Bulgari for the Prince of Asturias awards gala (24 October)



The first big gala event as queen: a dinner for President Bachelet of Chile at the Royal Palace. Letizia wore her mother-in-law's diamond floral tiara plus the diamond studs from her Australian pearl earrings and the fleur-de-lis brooch that forms the center of her new tiara (29 October)



Dark, black diamond teardrop earrings by de Grisogono for a second reception for President Bachelet (30 October)



Gorgeous diamond earrings for a journalism awards ceremony (5 November)



Wearing the exuberant, multi-colored Beethoven earrings by Tous at a nutrition conference in Rome; each earring features different colored gemstones, including chrysoprase, emerald, green tourmaline, opal, pink quartz, ruby, and turquoise (20 November)



Green butterfly earrings at the National Sports Awards (4 December)



As the new year dawned, Letizia wore a pair of black pendant earrings overlaid with glittering stars (21 January)



Lacy diamond girandole earrings for an audience at Zarzuela Palace (29 January)



The floral tiara, her diamond wedding earrings, and the fleur-de-lis brooch from the Ansorena tiara for a gala dinner in honor of President Santos of Colombia (2 March)



Dramatic silver-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals by Uno de 50 for a scholarship ceremony in Barcelona (10 April)



The exciting debut of a brand-new tiara, the smaller Ansorena Fleur-de-Lis Tiara, at Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 75th birthday celebrations (15 April)



Dangling diamond and white gold chandelier earrings by Yanes and a new short haircut at the Woman Awards (20 April)



A rather remarkable set of jewelry, consisting of brass pieces with embroidered leaves by Paz Sintes, at a literature awards ceremony in Madrid (21 April)



A set of jewelry by Yanes -- flower blossom earrings and a matching ring -- appeared at the Reina Sofia Awards (29 April)




Blue hydrothermal quartz and amber earrings by Tous at Zarzuela Palace (30 April)



Slim, minimalist earrings -- the Laura Marquez white gold "Linear" style -- for audiences at the Palace (18 May)



Letizia's Cartier diamond bracelet glitters during a visit to Honduras (25 May)



The debut of new earrings by Folli Folie -- the "Elements" earrings in rose gold set with crystals -- coincided with the start of a state visit to France (2 June)



New earrings set with red and green gemstones for a state dinner with President Hollande in Paris (2 June)



Gorgeous golden earrings at the Cervantes Institute in Paris (4 June)



Cultured freshwater pearl drop earrings from Tous for Armed Forces Day (6 June)



Diamond and white gold nautilus earrings from Yanes were Letizia's choice for the memorial service for the late Prince Kardam of Bulgaria (8 June)


Which of Letizia's jewels during her first year as queen were your favorites?