20 June 2016

Emeralds in Amsterdam for Queen Maxima

Queen Maxima wears emeralds in Amsterdam (Photo: REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended a conference on transgender health care in Amsterdam. For the event, she wore glittering emeralds and diamonds with her bright green coat.




Photos: REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images

Here's a closer look at the emerald and diamond earrings, which feature pear-shaped emeralds surrounded by a diamond border. You'll note, interestingly, that the earrings are not facing the same direction; one is worn with the point facing up, the other with the point facing down. (The shape of the earrings reminds me a bit of the Duchess of Cambridge's beautiful tanzanite pair.)


Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images

We've seen these earrings more often as pendants on a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings. Above, Maxima wears the earrings at an official dinner for Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2014. Maxima has been wearing these since at least 2006; they are apparently a part of her personal collection.


Photo: REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images

And here's a good look at the beautiful diamond and emerald butterfly brooch. This is a piece from the Dutch royal vaults; it was a gift from King Willem III to his wife, Queen Emma.