06 December 2019

This Week in Royal Jewels: November 28-December 5

Before we get to the royal jewelry review this week, I've got a small request. On Thanksgiving, my family said farewell to my beloved grandfather, who lived for years with Alzheimer's disease. On the day of my grandfather's funeral, the world also lost royal biographer Robert K. Massie, whose work we've discussed here recently, and who also passed away after suffering from Alzheimer's.

Today is my birthday, and I'd like to ask you for a present. Please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, which cares for families, provides education initiatives, and supports research to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure Alzheimer's disease. I've heard from so many of you already with stories about saying the long goodbye to your own loved ones. In honor of my grandfather, as well as Robert Massie and everyone who has been touched by Alzheimer's, please consider joining me in contributing. I've set up a tribute page for donations here. 

Thank you all so much.

November 28-December 5, 2019

'Tis the season for diplomacy, holiday celebrations, and all the jewels that come with them. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

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25. On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge wore sleek hoops to help children pick out Christmas trees during an event with one of her new patronages, Family Action.

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24. Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau wore a delicate necklace and bold hoop earrings for the Prince Claus Award ceremony in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

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23. Diamond climber earrings from Gold and Roses were Queen Letizia of Spain's choice for a rececption at the Royal Palace in Madrid on Monday.


22. Chic diamond stud earrings adorned Princess Charlene of Monaco as she attended the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

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21. Queen Letizia wore bezel-set diamond studs in Madrid on Tuesday for the COP25 Climate Summit.


20. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wore diamond cluster stud earrings for the anniversary of a Dutch union on Friday.

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19. On Tuesday, the Princess Royal wore her Grima gold, diamond, and pearl earrings for the NATO reception at Buckingham Palace. (More on the earrings here!)


18. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wore her signature gold earrings and her sapphire ring for a university visit on Tuesday. (More on the ring here!)

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17. For the Prince Claus Awards in Amsterdam on Wednesday, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands wore statement leaf earrings.

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16. Queen Letizia wore golden floral earrings for the Francisco Cerecedo Awards in Madrid last Thursday.

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15. The Duchess of Cornwall wore her signature pearls for Tuesday's NATO reception at Buckingham Palace.


14. Queen Silvia of Sweden chose pearls and a golden brooch for the India-Sweden Business Summit in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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13. On Monday, Queen Silvia wore pearls with a lovely flower brooch for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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12. Empress Masako of Japan wore the imperial jewelry uniform of pearls and a petite brooch as she visited the mausoleum of Emperor Showa on Tuesday to report the completion of the imperial enthronement rites.

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11. On Wednesday, Queen Maxima wore the stud portion of her ruby and diamond earrings for the Prince Claus Awards.


10. Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands wore earrings and a brooch set with dreamy blue cabochons for the presentation of the Erasmus Prize in Amsterdam last Thursday.

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9. For the Prince Claus Awards on Wednesday, Princess Beatrix sparkled in diamonds and pearls, including statement earrings, an eye-catching station necklace, and a circle brooch.

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8. Camilla wore her gorgeous pansy brooches to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Emmaus Greenwich on Wednesday.

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7. Glittering diamond hoop earrings were Queen Letizia's accessory of choice for a visit to an exhibition at La Alhambra in Granada on Thursday.

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6. Kate sparkled in the Queen's diamond frame earrings, plus her sapphire engagement ring, for the NATO reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

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5. Camilla glittered in diamond earrings from Van Cleef and Arpels, plus her diamond serpent necklace, for the royal film premiere of 1917 in London on Wednesday.

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4. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wore her lens-shaped diamond and pearl brooch for audiences at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. (See a close-up here!)

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3. The Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch was Queen Elizabeth II's choice for audiences at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. (Read its history here!)

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2. For Tuesday's NATO reception at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II wore her mother's Palm Leaf Brooch. (More here!)

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1. My top vote of the week goes to the Jardine Star Brooch, which was worn by Queen Elizabeth II for a private audience with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. (More on the brooch here!)