08 April 2016

This Week in Royal Jewels: April 1-7

April 1-7, 2016

We've got a boatload of earrings plus a necklace-heavy state visit on the menu this week. Be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll below!

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10. The Duchess of Cambridge wore her Cassandra Goad "Temple of Heaven" girandole earrings for a pre-tour reception at Kensington Palace on Wednesday.

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9. Queen Letizia of Spain debuted a new pair of earrings at Zarzuela Palace on Friday: gold and blue quartz drops from a Spanish brand, Coolook.

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8. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wore spiraling gold earrings for a United Nations forum in Brussels on Thursday.

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7. Queen Sofia of Spain, God bless her, piled on the jewels -- pearl earrings, pearl necklace, paired brooches, plus bracelets and watch -- to mark the 40th anniversary of a hospital named in her honor in Cordoba on Monday.


6. King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway are on a state visit to Italy this week. She wore a pearl necklace and bracelet, plus a delicate ribbon-shaped brooch, to Palazzo Chigi for a visit with the prime minister on Wednesday.

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5. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands went for the full sautoir -- plus a coordinating stack of bracelets -- to speak at an EU youth conference in Amsterdam on Thursday.

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4. Queen Letizia wore an absolutely gorgeous pair of diamond floral earrings at a ceremony for honorary doctorate recipients in Salamanca on Tuesday.

3. Back to the state visit jewels: Queen Sonja wore an ultra-modern suite of metallic jewelry to lay a wreath at Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Thursday.

2. And on Wednesday, Sonja went for a major statement necklace and a stack of bangles for a meeting with the president of Italy's senate.

1. But of course, it's the state visit tiara that wins it for me this week: Sonja wore the small version of Queen Maud's Pearl Tiara 2.0 -- and the Drapers' Company Brooch! -- for the state banquet on Wednesday evening. I actually think the full version of the tiara suits her better, but I'm not going to look a tiara gift horse in the mouth!