18 May 2017

Scientific Sparkle for Queen Maxima

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This afternoon, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht. Her tour of one of the facility's laboratories gave us some fascinating views of her jewelry.




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These earrings would have been a big no-no in my high school lab class, but when you're the Queen, you're the Queen!


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Here's an excellent close-up of the dramatic earrings, which feature six milky cabochon stones in shades of ivory and beige.


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Maxima also went wild in her bracelet drawer before the event. I count at least five bracelets on her right wrist, including the family cabochon gemstone bracelet, the family diamond initial bracelet, and the new bracelet with her daughters' names. I think I also spot her diamond wedding bracelet in the stack.


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She wore her engagement and wedding rings on her right hand; on her left, she wore this triple-gemstone ring.