03 September 2018

Maxima Sparkles for the Willemsorde

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On Friday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands headed to The Hague, where they attended a military ceremony awarding the Willemsorde, the nation's highest military decoration, to Major Roy de Ruiter.




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For the occasion, Maxima wore sparkling jewels set with diamonds and pale pink gems.


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Her earrings feature long pink drops ringed with diamonds.


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This angle shows that the gemstone drop has an interesting twist where it links with the smaller diamond hoop section.


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Maxima's show-stopping brooch sparkled so mightily in the sun that its pale pink central stones looked nearly colorless in some photographs. The brooch features a "spiky" cluster of white diamonds.


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Maxima also wore a coordinating cocktail ring featuring the same stones in the same setting as the brooch's pendant.


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Here's a look at Maxima's entire ensemble for the ceremony.