13 May 2016

This Week in Royal Jewels: May 6-12

May 6-12, 2016

From brooches to tiaras, we've got a varied slate of royal jewels for you to vote on this week. Don't forget to let us know which pieces are your favorites in the poll below!

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10. In California on Wednesday, Princess Charlene of Monaco wore a pair of sunburst-shaped stud earrings and a diamond cross to launch the American branch of her charitable foundation.

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9. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wore statement earrings in bright orange, her country's signature color, at a climate change conference in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

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8. Earrings set with diamonds and cabochon rubies were Queen Letizia of Spain's choice for a rainy day of engagements in Seville on Tuesday.

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7. On Wednesday, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wore a major pair of gold statement earrings for a meeting at the palace in Brussels.

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6. At Tuesday's Buckingham Palace garden party, the Duchess of Gloucester wore a gorgeous suite of jewels (and carried an elaborate umbrella!). You can see closeups here, as well as glimpses of jewels worn by Princess Alexandra and the Countess of Wessex.

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5. The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a special garden party at Buckingham Palace on Thursday to mark the 150th anniversary of Barnardo's, a children's charity. For the event, she wore her grand pearl choker necklace with a diamond and pink topaz clasp.

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4. At Tuesday's garden party, Queen Elizabeth II wore one of her 21st birthday gifts, the diamond Flame Lily Brooch.

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3. The Queen held a reception for members of parliament at Buck House on Monday; she wore the Albert Brooch and a healthy amount of skepticism.

2. Two state visits this week = two tiaras! In Sweden, Queen Silvia wore the glittering Queen Sofia's Tiara, which is also sometimes called the Nine-Prong Tiara (for obvious reasons).

1. My top vote of the week goes to one of my personal favorite tiaras: the Luxembourg Vine Leaves Tiara, worn by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa during the state visit to Finland.