Like her mother, Princess Caroline of Monaco has long been celebrated as one of the most glamorous women in the world. Our Sparkling Spotlight shines today on one of her glittering gala appearances from 2012.
In October 2012, Princess Caroline traveled to Luxembourg to be part of the wedding celebrations for Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie. She wore a chic evening gown spangled with silver and blue beading for the dinner held the night before the royal wedding.
Though the dress sparkled mightily on its own, but Caroline amped up the glamour with several pieces of important jewelry from the princely family’s collection. She wore the Cartier Diamond and Pearl Drop Tiara made for her grandmother, Princess Charlotte, in the 1940s. The fascinating princess ordered the tiara from Cartier herself. While Princess Caroline is the only person in the family who has worn the tiara in recent memory, it belongs to the Palais Princier Collection, not to her personally.
The Art Deco earrings that Princess Caroline paired with the tiara, which feature distinctive cushion-cut diamond drops, were also a part of Princess Charlotte’s jewelry collection.
She paired the tiara and earrings with a classic diamond fringe necklace. Many believe that this was also part of Princess Charlotte’s collection. That’s certainly possible, though I do not think it’s Charlotte’s diamond fringe tiara worn in a necklace form. (I think they’re two separate pieces.)
A pair of diamond and sapphire tennis bracelets, and an impressive diamond and sapphire cocktail ring, completed the look. (Princess Charlotte also owned several sapphire pieces—more here!)