06 February 2018

Princess Marie's Wedding Jewels

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It's a new month, so it's time to delve into the jewelry collection of a new royal lady! Our Magpie of the Month for February is Princess Marie of Denmark, who celebrates her birthday today. We're kicking things off with a look at her wedding jewels.




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Before we talk bridal tiaras, we have to look at Marie's unusual engagement rings. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this is perhaps the most controversial royal engagement ring of all time, at least style-wise.


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The gold ring is set with a trio of stones: a ruby, a diamond, and a sapphire. The gems mimic the French flag, a nod from Prince Joachim (who is half French himself) to Marie's French roots.


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On her wedding day, Marie wore her engagement ring on her right hand, making way for her new gold wedding band on her left.


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Marie's wedding tiara comes from the collection of her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. The diamond floral sparkler once belonged to Margrethe's great-aunt, Princess Dagmar. Marie has continued to wear this tiara regularly since her wedding; the tiara's diamond designs are generally more distinct when worn without a veil. (You can read more about the tiara here!)


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Marie paired the tiara with a pair of dramatic diamond earrings.


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The delicate design of the earrings echoed some of the lace patterns in Marie's gown and veil.


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How do you rate Marie's wedding jewels?