27 October 2019

Queen Maxima's Spider Brooches

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Halloween is swiftly approaching, and to get you in an appropriately creepy mood, today we've got a set of spooky brooches: Queen Maxima's Spider Brooches.




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The Queen of the Netherlands has a jewelry box packed with brooches shaped like insects, including moths, butterflies, beetles, and spiders. This pair of spider brooches comes from Celedonio, a jewelry firm from Maxima's native Argentina.


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The brooches are realistic in detail but oversized, giving them a playful look. They're completely handmade and set with crystals. Maxima nearly always wears the brooches as a matched pair.


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The spiders have been in her collection for several years, and she often wears them in the autumn months. In November 2015, she donned the brooches in The Hague for a series of financial support workshops for women at the Fokker Terminal.


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In October 2018, she wore the brooches to speak at the SME Annual Conference in The Hague, which she attended in her capacity as a member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship.


What do you think: are spider brooches too creepy or très chic?