25 June 2018

National Day Jewels in Luxembourg

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This weekend, Luxembourg's grand ducal family led the country's annual National Day festivities, with multiple appearances and a glittering gala.




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On Friday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie joined in the celebrations in Esch-sur-Alzette.


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Stephanie's major accessory for the day was an elaborate pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings.


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Here's a closer look at the earrings, especially their intricate stud portion.


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Later, the couple joined the rest of the grand ducal family in Luxembourg City.


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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore a black-and-white outfit for Friday's celebrations and accessorized with an intriguing pair of statement earrings.


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Here's a better look at the modern design of the earrings.


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Princess Claire kept her jewelry simple on Friday, wearing small stud earrings, a gold necklace, and her engagement and wedding rings.


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Princess Alexandra (pictured with her brother, Prince Louis), wore her two-toned pearl earrings, plus a necklace with a gleaming pendant, a stack of slim bracelets, and a major ring on her right hand.


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On Saturday, the National Day observations continued with an official reception at the Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte Concert Hall.


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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa recycled the same modern earrings from the previous day.


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She also wore a large, modern cocktail ring on her right hand.


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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wore a suite of jewels set with pale blue gems.


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Princess Claire, again, kept her jewelry very minimal.


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Like her mother, Princess Alexandra appears to have recycled her earrings (and necklace) from the previous day's events.


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The grand ducal family also attended a Te Deum service at the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Luxembourg.


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Lovely earrings set with purple stones were Grand Duchess Maria Teresa's accessory of choice for the service.


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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wore dramatic drop earrings.


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Princess Claire's major accessory for the Te Deum wasn't a piece of jewelry -- it was her floral fascinator.


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Princess Alexandra appears to have worn the same jewels for both daytime events on Saturday.


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But for Saturday evening's gala, all of the ladies changed into spectacular jewels from the family vaults.


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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paired the Belgian Scroll Tiara with modern diamond and pearl earrings and Princess Ingeborg's Pearl Fleur-de-Lis Brooch.


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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wore one of the most interesting suites of jewelry in the family's vaults: their diamond and turquoise jewels.


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Princess Claire wore one of my favorite Luxembourgish tiaras, the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara, pairing it with diamond earrings.


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And Princess Alexandra brought out the tiara and bracelet from the family's diamond and aquamarine parure.