Some of my favorite royal pink topazes belong to the Duchess of Cornwall, who wears them in a suite of antique jewelry. Today, we’ve got a closer look at a gala appearance from the jewels back in 2015.
In November 2015, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Dinner. The Queen wore emeralds for the occasion, including the Vladimir Tiara with its emerald drops and the Delhi Durbar Necklace.
Camilla chose diamonds and topazes for the dinner, pairing them with a slate gray gown with an elegant, sparkling lace overlay.
The spotlight piece of the ensemble was the Greville Tiara, which has been Camilla’s go-to tiara since she joined the royal family in 2005. The tiara was also a favorite of the late Queen Mother, who inherited it from Dame Margaret Greville in 1942.
With the tiara, Camilla wore her pearl choker necklace with the large diamond and pink topaz clasp, plus the coordinating pink topaz and diamond earrings. The topazes are antique pieces that were acquired at auction. She completed the ensemble with the Queen’s Royal Family Order, worn on its signature yellow silk ribbon.