03 January 2020

This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: December 20-January 2


December 20, 2019-January 2, 2020

The holidays have brought us a bounty of bling to enjoy in this jewelry roundup! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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35. On Christmas Day, the Countess of Wessex wore earrings with petite round drops for church near the Sandringham estate. (More here!)




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34. Lady Louise Windsor wore small pearls and a cheerful horseshoe necklace for church near Sandringham on Christmas Day. (More here!)


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33. The Duchess of Cambridge reached for green amethyst earrings from her Kiki McDonough collection for church on Christmas Day. (More here!)


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32. Princess Takamado wore a brooch and playful soccer ball earrings as she presented the trophy to the winners of the 99th Emperor's Cup final in Tokyo on New Year's Day.


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31. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wore her Diamond Clematis Brooch to attend church near Sandringham on December 29. (More on the brooch here!)


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30. During the annual New Year's public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday, Princess Mikasa wore a long necklace of pearls with a brooch, and Princess Tomohito of Mikasa and Princess Akiko of Mikasa also wore brooches with pearl necklaces.


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29. On Thursday, the Akishino princesses wore pearls and brooches (pearls for Mako, a diamond bow for Kako) during the imperial family's balcony appearance.


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28. The Takamado princesses are often a bit more adventurous with jewels than many Japanese imperial ladies, and on Thursday, Princess Takamado wore green earrings with her pearls and brooch, while Princess Tsuguko of Takamado wore a black choker necklace.


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27. Princess Hitachi was ultra-elegant in a brooch with a triple strand of pearls during Thursday's balcony appearance in Tokyo.


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26. Crown Princess Kiko of Japan gleamed in a pearl necklace, pearl drop earrings, and a leafy silver and pearl brooch for the New Year's balcony appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday.


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25. On Thursday, Empress Masako of Japan sparkled on the palace balcony in a gold and diamond ribbon brooch with a matching pair of pearl drop earrings.


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24. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wore a dramatic necklace with a colorful round pendant as she delivered her annual New Year's speech in Copenhagen on Tuesday.


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23. On December 20, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore diamond earrings and a diamond brooch for the annual meeting of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. (More here!)


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22. For church services near Sandringham on Christmas Day, the Duchess of Cornwall wore one of her signature pearl choker necklaces with a diamond knot brooch. (More over here!)


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21. The Princess Royal accessorized with pearls and a silver and amethyst brooch for church services on Christmas Day. (More Christmas jewels here!)


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20. Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan was gorgeous in a festive pearl brooch and a pearl station necklace for the family's New Year balcony appearance on Thursday.


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19. Queen Elizabeth II chose Prince Albert's Brooch for her annual Christmas message this year. (Much more over here!)


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18. For the launch of The Royal British Legion's Together at Christmas initiative at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II chose Empress Marie Feodorovna's Sapphire Brooch. (More on its history here!)


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17. For church on Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth II wore a ruby and diamond floral spray brooch that belonged to her late mother. (More here!)


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16. Queen Margrethe II wore diamonds and pearls to greet members of the diplomatic corps during the second New Year's court in Copenhagen on Thursday.


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15. For Thursday's second New Year's court, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore luminous pearls.


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14. Queen Silvia of Sweden dazzled in diamonds and pearls for the meeting of the Swedish Academy on December 20. (More here!)


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13. Princess Kako of Akishino wore her twentieth-birthday parure, and 12. Princess Mako of Akishino wore hers, for the annual New Year's reception at the palace in Tokyo on Wednesday. (More here!)


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11. Princess Yoko of Mikasa (right), and 10. Princess Akiko of Mikasa (center) wore diamonds and pearls for the New Year's reception in Tokyo, while 9. Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (left) wore her wedding parure. (More over here!)


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8. Princess Tsuguko of Takamado wore her floral diamond parure, and 7. Princess Takamado wore her wedding jewels, for the New Year's reception at the palace in Tokyo on Wednesday. (More here!)


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6. For Wednesday's New Year reception, Crown Princess Kiko of Japan wore the family's crown princely parure with pearl drop earrings and a clip brooch. (More here!)


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5. Empress Masako sparkled in incredible imperial diamonds, including the Meiji Tiara, for Wednesday's New Year reception at the palace. (More over here!)


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4. For the first New Year's Levee of 2020, Princess Marie of Denmark wore diamonds, including Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara. (More here!)


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3. Crown Princess Mary was gorgeous in the ruby parure for the New Year's Levee at Amalienborg on Wednesday. (More here!)


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2. Queen Margrethe II chose the grand emerald parure for the first New Year's court of the year in Copenhagen on Wednesday. (More here!)


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1. Princess Benedikte of Denmark made a rare appearance at the glittering New Year's Levee on Wednesday, wearing heirloom diamonds and pearls, including Queen Sofia's Star and Pearl Tiara. (More over here!)