31 October 2016

Dutch Visit to Australia: Visit to Elizabeth Quay

Willem-Alexander and Maxima in Perth, Australia (Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are currently on a state visit to Australia. Today, they arrived at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, where they commemorated the 400th anniversary of the landing of Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog. Maxima kept her jewelry simple, choosing one important necklace as an accessory.

Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images

This is the gold, diamond, turquoise, and pearl necklace that belonged to Queen Juliana. The piece has a distinctive heart pendant, which can be worn separately as a brooch.

Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Here's a closer look at the details of the necklace chain. I can see why Max decided not to wear earrings or bracelets with this piece. Anything else would send the eye darting elsewhere, and this styling decision lets Juliana's necklace take center stage.