30 June 2017

This Week in Royal Jewels: June 23-29

June 23-29, 2017

We've got some wonderful and unexpected pieces in this week's royal jewel review! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

(Note: some beautiful, elegant jewels were worn at the late Countess Mountbatten's funeral this week; you can view them over here, but they were not included in these rankings.)

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10. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wore hot pink earrings -- and a ... fuzzy swim cap? -- on Thursday for a visit to the Architecture Museum Nagele in Urk.


9. For an appearance at Jumping International de Monaco on Saturday, Princess Caroline wore a brightly beaded necklace and earring set, plus a gold cross necklace.


8. To kick off a summer of 80th birthday celebrations, Queen Paola of Belgium wore pearls and diamond stud earrings as she sliced into a giant birthday cake on Thursday in Waterloo. (Paola's actual birthday falls in September.)

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7. For Thursday's Princess de Girona Awards, Queen Letizia of Spain wore girandole earrings from her jewelry box. (See more of the earrings she's been wearing this week over here!)

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6. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wore her diamond and aquamarine clip brooches for the 2017 Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

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5. Queen Elizabeth II rounded out this year's Royal Ascot with a brooch of diamond flax flowers on Saturday. (Much more over here!)

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4. The Duchess of Cornwall kicked off a three-day tour of Canada on Thursday; she wore pearls and her Faberge Lily of the Valley Brooch for the welcome ceremony in Nunavut. (More on the brooch's provenance over here!)

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3. My third vote goes to all of the jewels worn by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg during the country's National Day celebrations last weekend. (See more, including tiaras, over here!)

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2. Stefan, friend of the blog and writer at Royal Travel and Events, brings us even more jewels today from this weekend's noble wedding in Germany. The gala featured numerous tiaras, including Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria wearing the Bavarian Pearl and Diamond Floral Tiara and a necklace with her initial. (Read more about the tiara's history from our friends at Luxarazzi, and then head over to Stefan's blog to see more tiaras!)

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1. My top vote of the week goes to the unusual, fascinating diamond and emerald bridal tiara worn by Sophie, Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg. (Much more on the tiara over here!)