Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has a cache of personal jewelry that includes gems of nearly every color. Among them are these diamond and sapphire jewels, inherited from one of her royal grandmothers.
On May 18, 2012, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark arrived at Buckingham Palace in London for a very special occasion. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted them, along with foreign sovereigns from around the world, for a dinner at the palace during the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
Queen Margrethe wore a special dress for the occasion. The gown featured a flowing navy blue skirt and a bodice of white lace with daisy designs. It was a very appropriate dress for the Danish monarch, whose nickname is Daisy.
With the gown, Margrethe wore a suite of diamond and sapphire jewels from her own collection. The necklace and earrings were made using elements from a diamond and sapphire stomacher ornament that belonged to her paternal grandmother, Queen Alexandrine of Denmark. She wears the necklace both with and without the oval-shaped cluster pendant.
This view of the necklace showcases the large sapphire and diamond cluster at the back of the piece, as well as Margrethe’s neat chignon. In several of the other images in this article, you can see that the hairstyle is accessorized by a pair of combs.