November’s birthstone is the terrific topaz, and we’re highlighting various shades of the gem all week in our Sparkling Spotlight posts. Today, we’re looking at a suite of jewels set with golden yellow gems from Luxembourg.
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg traveled to Stockholm in June 2013 to attend the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill. The newlyweds had recently celebrated their own marriage in October 2012.
Stephanie wore a striking gown made by one of the Luxembourgish royal family’s favorite desingers, Elie Saab. The gown, in a shade of golden blush, featured stripe-like panels, alternating ruched fabric and sequins.
With the gown, Stephanie wore a midcentury parure of jewels from the family vaults. This suite, set with seed pearls and either topazes or citrines, was made for Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte, Guillaume’s grandmother. The set includes a bandeau-style tiara, earrings, a necklace featuring three pendants on a twisted gold chain, and a bracelet.
Here’s another view of Stephanie’s jewels, and the lovely hairstyle that she wore with the tiara. You’ll also spot a glimpse of the bracelet from the suite on Stephanie’s left wrist.
Because neither of them has any Swedish orders yet, Guillaume and Stephanie wore Luxembourgish orders with their attire. He wore the star and yellow sash of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, while she wore the star and blue sash of the Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau. The combination of the blue sash and golden jewels made for a neat little tribute to Sweden’s national colors as well.