Our celebration of Queen Maxima’s jewelry box continues today with a look at another pair of earrings that belong to her personally: the Harmony Earrings, which are bright, colorful, and very convertible.
The earrings come from the Harmony collection, a collaboration between fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and the Brazilian jewelry firm H. Stern. Set in 18 carat yellow gold, they feature a rainbow of gemstones, including rubies, citrines, beryls, pink tourmalines, and diamonds. They’re also extremely versatile. The earrings can be separated into three sections and worn in various configurations.
Maxima has owned the earrings for more than 15 years. Here, she wears them during a visit to her native Argentina in March 2006. She wore a shorter version of the earrings (without the lower clusters) for a meeting at Casa Rosada, the presidential residence in Buenos Aires.
She wore the shorter setting of the earrings again in April 2008 for the annual Queen’s Day celebrations in Franeker. On this occasion, she used the lower clusters from the earrings as a pair of brooches, pinning then to her pink jacket.
In general, Maxima prefers to wear these earrings with shades of red and pink. She wore the shorter earrings with a pink tweed suit in April 2011 during a visit to Germany.
In May 2013, shortly after becoming Queen of the Netherlands, Maxima wore the long setting of the earrings to attend the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) Conference in The Hague.
A few months later, she wore the long setting of the earrings again (with the same red outfit) for a June 2013 visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
She has also continued to wear the shorter version of the earrings on occasion. Here, in March 2018, she wears them with a bright pink ensemble to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Het Begint met Taal (It Begins with Language) Foundation in Amersfoort.