30 September 2019

Opals Fit for a Romanov

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Dame Helen Mirren may not be royal herself, but she's played so many royals on television and in films that she surely counts, right? The sparkling jewels that she wore for her most recent premiere were certainly more than fit for a queen.




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Mirren sparkled in London at the Curzon Mayfair for the premiere of her latest royal project, the television series Catherine the Great. The show debuts on Sky Atlantic in the UK on October 3, and then here in the US on HBO on October 21.


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It only seems fitting that she arrived for the premiere in a sedan chair, doesn't it?


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With her dramatic navy trousers and quilted top, Mirren wore an absolutely spectacular demi-parure.


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The necklace and earrings, which were made by Chopard, are set with opals, black diamonds, and white diamonds.


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Here's a close-up view of the necklace. I love the delicate cluster setting of the opals.


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Short of actual Romanov jewels, these opals seem like the perfect accessory for an actress who has just played an empress.


Speaking of Catherine the Great -- I haven't forgotten our latest book club pick! We'll be discussing the Robert Massie biography later this week (and revealing our next book club selection!).