06 October 2016

Silvia Shines in Germany

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in Germany (Photo: BRITTA PEDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a visit to her home country of Germany this week. Let's have a look at the jewelry she wore on the first day, including a glittering banquet, shall we?




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Silvia arrived in Germany wearing a large necklace of multi-colored pearls and mabe pearl earrings. The small red bow pinned to her jacket is the ribbon of Germany's Order of Merit.


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Here's a look at her bracelets and rings from the same event. You'll note pearls among her usual bangles. I'm always intrigued by Silvia's double-faced watch, and I'd love to know what time zone the second clock is set to!


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At the evening's banquet, Silvia brought along some serious bling, and I've got close-ups to share.


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She wore the Connaught Diamond Tiara, an heirloom from Crown Princess Margareta, that dates to 1905.


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Here's a closer look at the family's diamond and pearl drop earrings.


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She also added one of the diamond rivieres from the Bernadotte collection. This view lets you see the teeny loop on the central stone that allows a pendant to be attached to the necklace.


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And finally, she brought out one of my favorite Swedish royal pieces: the diamond zig-zag patterned bracelet.


Photo: MARKUS SCHREIBER/AFP/Getty Images

All in all, a very successful glittering outing, if you ask me. What say you?