17 May 2016

Maxima Celebrates a Diamond-Studded Birthday

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attends a congress fr the Pension Federation (Photo: KOEN VAN WEEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Happy birthday to Queen Maxima of the Netherlands! The Dutch queen, who turns 45 today, celebrated by marking the fifth anniversary of the Pension Federation in The Hague.

Photo: KOEN VAN WEEL/AFP/Getty Images

Maxima wore a pair of earrings that feature an orange pearl stud, a diamond dangle, and a gray pearl drop.

Photo: KOEN VAN WEEL/AFP/Getty Images

We also got a great look at her bracelets -- including her diamond wedding bracelet, the diamond bracelet featuring symbols and her family's initials, and the gold and cabochon gemstone bracelet engraved with her daughters' names -- as well as her watch and her ring. It's tough to see her, but the ring is set with a large, faceted orange gemstone; it was a gift from King Willem-Alexander after the birth of their second daughter, Princess Alexia.