04 January 2019

This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: December 21-January 3


December 21, 2018-January 3, 2019

Time for our first royal jewel review of the year, everyone! We're wrapping up the holiday season with a supersized countdown. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. Queen Sonja wore her suite of modern silver jewels to a church service at Holmenkollen Chapel on Christmas Day.



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14. For Christmas Day church services in Norfolk, the Princess Royal reached for her gold and diamond ribbon brooch. (More here!)


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13. The Duchess of Cambridge's diamond and pearl Oak Leaf Brooch made another Christmas Day appearance this year. (More here!)


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12. On December 23, Crown Princess Masako of Japan wore her lovely diamond scroll brooch and pearl and diamond earrings for Emperor Akihito's birthday appearance on the balcony of the imperial palace in Tokyo.


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11. Empress Michiko of Japan chose a vertical brooch, a pearl station necklace, and pearl earrings for her husband's birthday appearance on December 23.


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10. Modern pearl drop earrings and a gorgeous floral brooch adorned Crown Princess Masako on January 2 as the imperial family extended New Year's greetings to the public in Tokyo.


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9. Empress Michiko chose pearls and a gorgeous brooch with a bright blue gemstone for the New Year appearance on the palace balcony.


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8. For her annual Christmas broadcast, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom chose her diamond and ruby scarab brooch by Andrew Grima. (More over here!)


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7. A classic pink sapphire and diamond cluster brooch was Queen Elizabeth II's choice for a Christmas Day church service in Norfolk. (More here!)




6. For the annual New Year reception at the palace in Tokyo, Empress Michiko wore gorgeous diamonds. (More here!)


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5. I'm giving the fifth spot on this week's countdown collectively to the mirrored parures worn by the Japanese imperial princesses at the New Year reception. (Learn more about all of them here!)


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4. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark shone in her Edwardian Tiara and its matching earrings for the annual New Year's Levee on January 1 in Copenhagen. (More over here!)


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3. For the first of the New Year's Levees, Princess Marie of Denmark reached for her grandest sparkler, Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara, and modern diamond earrings. (More here!)


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2. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark gleamed in pearls and diamonds for the first of the grand New Year's receptions in Copenhagen. (More over here!)




1. But my top vote of the week goes to the glittering appearance of Crown Princess Masako at the New Year's reception in Tokyo, which she attended (wearing the Pearl Sunburst Tiara) for the first time in years! (Much more over here!)