10 January 2021

The Evening Earring: Queen Mathilde's Ruby Earrings

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Queen Mathilde of the Belgians (then Duchess of Brabant) wears modern diamond and ruby earrings (with the Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara) for a state dinner in honor of the President of Poland in Brussels, October 2004; as she has not worn the earrings for any subsequent occasions, many have speculated that she may have borrowed them from a jeweler for the gala