On Tuesday, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands made a museum visit in Haarlem, and she brought some festive and fun earrings along with her.
Queen Maxima arrived in a red and burgundy ensemble for her visit to the Teylers Museum on Tuesday. She was there for the opening of the restored Pieter Teyler House, which has been refurbished and reopened as a new wing of the museum.
Pieter Teyler was a wealthy eighteenth-century Dutch merchant and banker. In his will, he designated millions to be used for educational purposes, especially in the realms of arts, sciences, and religion. He had amassed a large personal collection of art and scientific artifacts, and those formed the backbone of the new Teyler’s Museum, which was built in and around Teyler’s home in Haarlem.
Now, the Teyler house has been refurbished so that it can be fully incorporated into the museum complex. Queen Maxima toured the new museum wing, viewing art and natural history collections.
For the visit, Queen Maxima chose a pair of tassel earrings. The earrings appear to be made of seed pearls and tiny ruby beads, accented with diamonds and set in gold.
Queen Maxima is a big fan of the tassel design where earrings are concerned. She also owns a second pair, which many of us believe are set with garnets.
During the museum visit, we also got several glimpses of a few more pieces of jewelry. Maxima wore two gold bracelets on her right wrist, plus her diamond and ruby ring. The ring was a gift from King Willem-Alexander to celebrate the birth of their eldest daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, in December 2003.
Here’s another view of the ring and the bracelets. One of the bangles has diamond tips, while the other incorporates an evil eye design.