20 June 2017

Dutch Visit to Italy: State Banquet Jewels


Tonight's state dinner in Italy may have been a black tie affair, but leave it to Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to bring us a tiara anyway! Keep reading below for all the details about the grand jewels she wore for the occasion.

For the banquet, Maxima chose pieces from one of her favorite jewelry suites from the family vaults: the Mellerio Ruby Parure. (Read more about the set over here!)

Maxima wore the tiara, earrings, and necklace from the suite with a dramatic one-shoulder red gown.

She also wore the bracelet from the suite.

Here's a look at the entire ensemble.

Maxima wasn't the only bejeweled member of the Dutch royal family in attendance at the banquet. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, the son of Princess Irene of the Netherlands, is the country's ambassador to the Vatican; his wife, Princess Viktoria, wore the base of the Antique Pearl Tiara to the banquet.

Here's a look at Viktoria's full outfit from the banquet.