17 June 2016

This Week in Royal Jewels: June 10-16

June 10-16, 2016

It was a banner week for royal jewelry, and it was difficult to narrow down my top ten picks! Be sure to vote for your favorites in the poll below -- and if I've left out your choice (and I very well may have!), let us know in the comments!

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10. The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new silver-toned necklace with a light blue pendant gemstone at the St. Paul's thanksgiving service on Friday. Read more about all the jewels from the service here; also, check out my overview (complete with poll!) of Kate's week of jewels!

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9. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark made a surprise appearance in a pair of major statement earrings at Royal Ascot on Wednesday. See more of the jewels from Day 2 of Royal Ascot over here.


8. At the annual Polar Music Prize on Thursday, Queen Silvia of Sweden wore an interesting suite of modern jewelry.

Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

7. The Duchess of Gloucester brought us an impressive show of daytime jewelry at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, wearing ruby and diamond earrings, a pearl necklace, a brooch made of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, and diamond and ruby clips. See more of the jewelry from Day 1 of Royal Ascot over here.

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6. On Wednesday, the Countess of Wessex wore her Art Deco-style aquamarine brooch at Royal Ascot, pairing it with a large aquamarine ring. See more of the jewels from Day 2 of Royal Ascot over here.

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5. The Duchess of Cornwall went with major jewels for the first day of Royal Ascot, including her impressive pearl necklace with the diamond and pink topaz clasp. Click here for more jewels from Day 1 of Royal Ascot.

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4. At the St. Paul's service on Friday, Princess Michael of Kent thrilled jewel watchers by wearing one of the brooches that was once owned by Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll. See more jewels from the St. Paul's service over here.

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3. On Ladies' Day at Ascot, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wore one of her most magnificent brooches: the Albert Brooch, worn by Queen Victoria at her wedding. Read more about the Ladies' Day jewels over here.

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2. Even better: on Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II chose Royal Ascot as the setting for a new brooch: a diamond rose clip by Cartier. See more over here!

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1. Cartier also makes my number one spot of the week: the incredible white and yellow diamond Cartier demi-parure worn by Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. See more photos over here!