12 May 2017

This Week in (Evening) Royal Jewels: May 5-11


May 5-11, 2017

This week gave us so much royal sparkle that I had to divide our jewel roundup in two -- and even then I was spoiled for choice! Here are my favorite evening jewels of the week; there were so many to choose from, though, that lots of great candidates didn't make the list! Vote for your favorites in the poll below -- and let us know in the comments which pieces you'd add to your top ten! (Your list might be completely different from mine!)


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10. Princess Astrid of Norway was radiant at Tuesday's birthday dinner in the turquoises that once belonged to Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom. (More here!)



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9. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark paired her convertible Edwardian Tiara with the new earrings made to match for the birthday dinner. (More here!)


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8. Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark sparkled on Tuesday evening in her wedding jewels: the Antique Corsage Tiara and her coordinating pearl and diamond earrings. (More here!)


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7. The Countess of Wessex wore pieces from her aquamarine collection for Tuesday's dinner, including the convertible Wessex Aquamarine Necklace Tiara. (More here!)


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6. Lady Elizabeth Shakerley, the daughter of Princess Anne of Denmark (and niece of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother), wore her diamond wedding tiara, which was inherited from her Danish royal relatives. (More here!)


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5. Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau paired the Pearl Button Tiara with a large pearl and diamond brooch and pearl earrings; she affixed the brooch to one of her trademark bows. (More here!)


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4. For Wednesday's gala, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wore sapphires and diamonds, including the large sapphire and diamond ribbon brooch and the sapphire setting of the Diamond Trellis Necklace. (More here!)


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3. Maxima was stunning on Tuesday evening in the full version of the family's Sapphire Parure Tiara, plus additional sapphire and diamond jewels, including the suite's large bracelets. (More here!)


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2. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg made one of her best gala appearances yet on Wednesday evening, wearing the necklace, earrings, and bracelet from the family's aquamarine parure. (More here!)


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1. Although it's tough to see in most photographs from Tuesday's dinner, my top vote of the week goes to Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, who wore Queen Maud's Vifte Tiara as a diadem for the first time. She was innovative in the tiny tiara's placement, using it as a diamond comb to achieve an understated halo effect. (More here!)