23 May 2017

Reader Mailbag: Crown Princess Mary's New Earrings

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Several readers have contacted me recently with information about the diamond fringe earrings worn by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the recent birthday celebrations in Norway. Turns out Mary's been shopping the auction catalogues again!




Bruun Rasmussen

The earrings were featured in an auction at Bruun Rasmussen held in December 2016. They were lot #545 in the auction, described in the catalogue as: "A pair of diamond ear pendants each set with
numerous brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of app. 9.50 ct., mounted in 18k white gold."


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The jewels may have been sold at auction, but they're not antique; the catalogue notes state that they were made ca. 2010. The auction estimate on the earrings was approximately between $2200 and $3000.


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These earrings are only Mary's most recent purchase from Bruun Rasmussen's auction offerings. The most notable item she's bought so far is her Edwardian Tiara, also worn at the recent birthday celebrations in Norway.