19 February 2020

Feathers and Gems for Queen Maxima

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were out and about in Amsterdam on Tuesday, preparing for a very sparkling upcoming event!




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The royal couple attended a seminar, "Indonesia and the Netherlands: A Joint Future," ahead of the upcoming Indonesian state visit. That visit will take place during the second week of March.


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Queen Maxima chose earth tones for Tuesday's seminar, wearing rich shades of red, brown, and orange.


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She wore a familiar pair of earrings with briolette drops. These are likely either citrines or smoky topaz, and they've been in Maxima's collection for quite a long time. You can read more about them here!


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She also wore her gold bracelet, set with cabochon gemstones and engraved with the names of her husband and children.


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The most interesting part of her jewelry, for my money, is the enormous cocktail ring she wore on her right hand.


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Here's a better look. The ring appears to be designed to mimic a floral blossom, perhaps a sunflower, with a cluster of orange gems surrounding a light yellow-green stone.


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Here's one more look at the stunning ring.


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And, just for fun, here's a view of the back of her unusual feathered hat. Only Maxima could pull off something like this!