01 December 2017

This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: November 17-30

November 17-30, 2017

Time for a supersized, jam-packed royal jewel review, everybody! Enjoy loads of royal sparkle, and don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

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25. The Princess Royal wore golden jewels at St. Giles Cathedral for a commemoration service honoring Dr. Elsie Ingles, the pioneering doctor who is credited with saving thousands of lives after setting up seventeen Scottish Woman's Hospitals across Europe during World War I.


24. In Mons, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wore earrings with an appropriate design motif -- apples -- for a visit to the Ecole Superieure des Art.

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23. Queen Letizia of Spain wore her pave-set diamond teardrop earrings for a visit to the Royal Basilica-Sanctuary of the Most Holy and Vera Cruz de Caravaca to mark their jubilee year.

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22. Princess Caroline wore pearl earrings and two patriotic pins for National Day in Monaco (you can see the second pin over here).

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21. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a favorite pair of earrings, her sapphire cluster drops, for a visit to the Foundling Museum in London. (More over here!)


20. During the state visit from Luxembourg, Crown Princess Masako of Japan wore lovely pearls for both a concert (pictured above) and the official welcome ceremonies (which you can see here).


19. Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg wore lovely pearls for the official welcome ceremonies during the state visit to Japan. (More views over here!)


18. As always, Empress Michiko of Japan was elegant in pearls for the welcome ceremony, including a lovely silver and pearl brooch. (See a close-up over here!)


17. For a luncheon with the German president, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wore her Saskatchewan Tourmaline Brooch with pearls. (More over here!)


16. Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi wore a gorgeous pair of pearl and diamond earrings for the National Day festivities in Monaco. (More over here!)


15. A lovely diamond brooch was Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi's choice for Monaco's National Day. (More over here!)

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14. In Germany, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore her blue gem-set earrings with a diamond necklace for the Swedish Business Prize 2017 ceremony (More over here!)

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13. Princess Caroline made a statement with her earrings at the National Day gala in Monaco. (More here!)


12. Princess Charlene of Monaco wore diamond stud earrings multiple times over these two weeks: for the World Rugby Awards (pictured above) and for both the day and evening events during National Day (which you can see here).


11. For the concert hosted by her father during the state visit to Japan, Princess Alexandra wore a lovely diamond horseshoe ornament in her hair.


10. The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen's diamond chandelier earrings for the annual Royal Variety Performance. (Much more over here!)

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9. Queen Elizabeth II chose a favorite brooch, the Jardine Star, for a visit to the headquarters of the Canine Partners charity in Midhurst. (More about the brooch over here!)


8. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands had several bejeweled appearances of note, including an outing for the earrings from her blue gem and moonstone suite at the Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation Prize 2017 (pictured above) and an appearance in pieces from her citrine collection (see here).

7. During a state dinner in Ghana, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wore her turquoise bandeau and pieces from her modern turquoise collection. (More on the tiara over here!)

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6. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's platinum anniversary party wearing the Queen's Japanese Pearl Choker Necklace. (Much more over here!)

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5. Empress Michiko of Japan wore a spectacular embellished pearl necklace for the state banquet during the Luxembourg state visit. (See another view of the necklace over here!)

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4. Princess Alexandra wore the Chaumet Choker Tiara with diamonds and pearls for the state banquet. (More over here!)

3. A pair of Swedish tiaras popped up at a diplomatic reception: Queen Silvia in the family's amethyst circlet, and Princess Sofia in a modified version of her wedding tiara. (More over here!)

2. Several more members of the Japanese imperial family sported tiaras at the state banquet, including Crown Princess Masako in the Pearl Sunburst Tiara, Princess Kiko in her wedding tiara, and Princess Mako in her diamond tiara. (More on the banquet here.)


1. My top vote couldn't go to anything other than the most talked-about piece of royal jewelry we saw this fortnight: the diamond engagement ring presented by Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. (Read all about the ring over here!)