25 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Queen Sofia's Saudi Sapphires

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears diamond and sapphire statement earrings (with the Spanish Diamond Loop Tiara) for a gala dinner in Madrid in honor of the King of Saudi Arabia, June 2007; because the earrings were worn for a Saudi royal visit, many have posited that they were a Saudi gift