13 June 2018

Princess Astrid's Chanel Pearl Necklace

Princess Astrid of Belgium attends the wedding of her son, Prince Amedeo, in Rome, 5 July 2014 (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Magpie of the Month, Princess Astrid of Belgium, is a huge fan of Chanel. You'll often see her sporting clothes and handbags from the fashion house -- and, as we're discussing today, jewelry! Here's a closer look at one of her most eye-catching Chanel necklaces.




Princess Astrid attends the wedding of her son, Prince Amedeo, in Rome, 5 July 2014 (Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

Astrid wore this long pearl station necklace, plus other clothing and accessories by Chanel, for the wedding of her elder son, Prince Amedeo, to Elisabetta Rosboch Von Wolkenstein at the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome in July 2014. You'll note that the necklace also features two more additional embellishments: the famous interlocking Cs that make up the brand's logo, as well as a brooch-like ornament that resembles a pearl cluster with a square central stone.


Princess Astrid attends her farewell reception as special representative for the UN Roll Back Malaria partnership in Brussels, 14 December 2015 (LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images)

You can see the necklace peeking out of the collar of Astrid's jacket in this photo, taken at a UN reception in Brussels a year and a half later. She's also wearing the same pair of earrings, which she generally pairs with the necklace: a stud made of a trio of diamonds from which a pearl drop is suspended.


Princess Astrid attends a ceremony of honorary citizenship award in Seoul, 12 June 2017 (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

The earrings and necklace also made an appearance last summer in Seoul during Astrid's ten-day economic mission to South Korea. You can spot the Chanel logo peeking out of her jacket on her right side, and the brooch-like ornament positioned near her heart on her left side.


Princess Astrid attends a tourism seminar hosted by the Flanders tourist board at the Hyatt in Seoul, 12 June 2017 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

The long necklace appears to move with the wearer -- in this photograph, taken at a different event on the same day in South Korea, the brooch-like ornament has flipped, with the silver-toned back of the embellishment visible just under Astrid's jacket.