02 December 2016

This Fortnight in Royal (Daytime) Jewels: November 18-December 1

November 18 - December 1, 2016

We've got so much to choose from in this super-sized fortnight's jewel roundup that I've split the posts in two. This first post features daytime and reception jewels, while another post later today will cover the gala jewels. Don't forget to vote for your favorites!

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15. On the second day of her state visit to Portugal, Queen Letizia of Spain wore golden hoop earrings for a visit to a university in Porto. (See more images here.)


14. Crown Princess Mary wore sparkling stud earrings and gorgeous rings to open the Mothers' Help House in Copenhagen. (See more images here.)

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13. At a memorial service for the late 6th Duke of Westminster, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the diamond and pearl earrings she recently borrowed from the Queen. (See more images here.)

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12. Princess Caroline of Monaco wore a suite of gold and diamond jewels belonging to her late mother, Princess Grace, at the annual National Day celebrations. (See more images here.)

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11. Pearls were Princess Charlene's choice of jewel for the daytime events on National Day in Monaco. (See more images here.)

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10. Queen Letizia wore a unique pair of double-pendant earrings at the start of the Spanish state visit to Portugal. (See more images here.)

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9. At a reception honoring her patronages ahead of her 80th birthday, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy wore diamond daisy earrings, her diamond floral brooch, and her pearl choker with the pearl and diamond clasp. (See more images here.)

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8. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom hosted the reception for her cousin, Princess Alexandra; she wore the Flame Lily Brooch that she received in 1947 for the occasion. (See more images here.)

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7. For a visit to Utrecht during the Belgian state visit to the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands selected amethyst drop earrings. (See more images here.)

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6. For visits to non-profit organizations on the second day of the Belgian-Dutch state visit, Queen Maxima wore her garnet and diamond tassel earrings with her diamond openwork crescent brooch. (See more images here.)

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5. Queen Mathilde wore her diamond drop earrings with her lovely diamond and pearl brooch for her arrival in the Netherlands at the start of the state visit. (See more images here.)

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4. Queen Maxima wore gray pearl and diamond jewels for the beginning of the state visit, including the family's elaborate gray pearl stem brooch. (See more images here.)

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3. In Utrecht, Queen Mathilde chose an elaborate pair of diamond earrings with an abstract design for the final day of the Belgian-Dutch state visit. (See more images here.)

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2. Queen Elizabeth II wore one of her oldest brooches, part of the Kent Amethyst Suite, for a service at Westminster Abbey honoring the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. (See more images here.)

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1. For a reception at Buckingham Palace on November 22, Queen Elizabeth II brought out a jewelry surprise: a pair of aquamarine and diamond clips she hadn't worn in public before. These belonged to the late Queen Mother.