05 January 2018

This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: December 22-January 4


December 22, 2017 - January 4, 2018

We've got two weeks' worth of glittering royal jewels for you to peruse today. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below! (Also: please note that this post contains GIFs that include flash photography.)


Chris Jackson/Getty Images

20. Autumn Phillips wore classic, simple diamond and pearl stud earrings to attend church near Sandringham on Christmas Day. (More over here!)


Chris Jackson/Getty Images

19. Citrine earrings by Kiki McDonough adorned the Duchess of Cambridge on Christmas Day. (More over here!)


Chris Jackson/Getty Images

18. The Countess of Wessex wore delicate stud earrings and a pendant necklace with a Hermes charm to attend church on Christmas Day. (See a necklace close-up over here!)


TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

17. To celebrate the emperor's birthday on December 23, Princess Kiko and Princess Mako wore pearls and brooches. (More over here!)


TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

16. Crown Princess Masako wore sparkling earrings and a pearly brooch for the emperor's birthday celebration. (More over here!)


KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

15. Empress Michiko waves to well-wishers outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo during the annual New Year's greetings on January 2.


Chris Jackson/Getty Images

14. Princess Anne's abstract golden brooch was the star of her jewelry on Christmas Day at Sandringham. (More over here!)


ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

13. For her first Christmas with the royal family, Meghan Markle sparkled in diamond earrings from her favorite Canadian jewelry firm. (More over here!)


ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

12. The Duchess of Cornwall stayed in the background a bit on Christmas Day, but we still caught a glimpse of her brooch: the rock crystal piece from the Queen Mother's collection. (More over here!)




11. For her annual New Year's speech, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was effortlessly elegant in pearls.


Sky News via Getty Images

10. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom chose a favorite brooch, the Jardine Star, for her annual Christmas broadcast. (More over here!)


TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

9. A classic single strand of pearls, plus a glittering brooch and diamond and pearl earrings, were Empress Michiko's accessories for the celebration of her husband's birthday in Tokyo. (More over here!)


Chris Jackson/Getty Images

8. The Australian Wattle Brooch was a gorgeous surprise from Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas Day in Norfolk. (More over here!)


KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

7. Beautiful diamond and pearl earrings and (I believe) the brooch from the Pearl Sunburst suite were Crown Princess Masako's choices for the public New Year's greetings in Tokyo on January 2.




6. Empress Michiko wore an impressive pearl necklace and coordinating earrings for the annual New Year's reception in Tokyo. (More over here!)




5. No surprises from Princess Marie of Denmark for the annual New Year's Levee: she wore her go-to sparkler, Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara. (More over here!)




4. The junior Japanese princesses wore their diamond uniforms for the annual new year's reception: Princess Kiko (left) and Princes Nobuko (right) wore their wedding parures, while Princess Mako donned her coming-of-age jewelry suite. (More over here!)




3. Crown Princess Masako, who attends the private parts of the annual New Year's reception, wore the Pearl Sunburst Parure as she arrived at the palace. (More over here!)




2. In Denmark, Queen Margrethe celebrated 2018 by wearing the emerald parure from the Danish crown jewel collection at the New Year's Levee. (More over here!)




1. And Crown Princess Mary of Denmark stuck with her tried-and-true New Year's Levee jewels: the Danish ruby parure. I tend to agree with those who believe she has slightly altered the tiara once again, this time making it a bit fuller. (More over here!)