This week’s Sparkling Spotlight posts highlight jewels worn by royal ladies with October birthdays. Today, we’ve got a closer look at a bejeweled ensemble from Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, who celebrates her birthday on October 28.
In April 2013, Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein traveled to Amsterdam, where they joined in the celebrations of the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. On the night before the inauguration ceremony, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands hosted the final dinner of her reign at the city’s famous Rijksmuseum.
For the dinner, Sophie wore an elegant champagne-colored evening gown. The bodice of the dress featured a white floral lace overlay.
She accessorized with diamonds from the family vault. The spotlight piece of the outfit was the Habsburg Fringe Tiara, a classic diamond sparkler that has been in the princely family collection for four generations. It arrived in Vaduz with Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria, who married Prince Alois of Liechtenstein in 1903. It was made for her mother, Archduchess Maria Theresa, by the Habsburg imperial court jeweler. It has been worn as a bridal diadem by several Liechtenstein princesses, including Princess Maria Anunciata, who wore it for her wedding in September.
Sophie completed the outfit with a pair of intricate diamond earrings with a ribbon detail. These belonged to Princess Gina of Liechtenstein, grandmother of Hereditary Prince Alois.
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