Our celebration of March’s birthstone, the peaceful aquamarine, continues today with a look at aquamarine jewels worn by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
In April 2006, Crown Princess Mary traveled to Stockholm to attend the celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden’s 60th birthday. She was one of the guests at a gala dinner in his honor at the Royal Palace. Crown Prince Frederik could not join her for the event, as he was participating in a sailing competition.
Here’s Crown Princess Mary arriving for the dinner with the then-Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. Mary wore an evening gown in a shade of taupe-gray, with beaded embellishments on the skirt. She also wore the sash and star of the Order of the Elephant, plus her mother-in-law’s Royal Family Order. (Quick jewelry sidenote: Máxima is wearing the Mellerio Ruby Parure Tiara with the brooch from the Ruby Peacock Parure.)
Crown Princess Mary wore her diamond wedding tiara for the occasion. The antique diamond tiara was her wedding gift from her parents-in-law, Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark. It can be converted to be worn as a necklace, and later, Mary had a second setting created for the piece that includes pearls.
She also wore jewels from her collection of aquamarine pieces, which coordinate beautifully with the blue of the Elephant sash. This photo offers a nice view of the five-stranded pearl choker necklace, which has sapphire spacers and an aquamarine and sapphire clasp. Many have said that the necklace was an engagement gift from Frederik, though I don’t think that’s been officially confirmed.
Mary also wore the diamond and aquamarine drop earrings, which are also said to have been part of the same engagement present. She’s worn both of these jewels often for gala events, including state dinners and receptions.