There was good news out of Monaco this weekend: Princess Charlene, who has been recovering in a Swiss clinic, has made major progress, so much so that she’s been able to return to her family in the principality. As the couple celebrates both her return and Prince Albert’s birthday today, we’re joining in with a look at a gorgeous pair of aquamarine earrings worn by the princess.
Today’s bejeweled flashback takes us to August 2013, when Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived for the annual Red Cross Gala. The charity event has been held in the summer in Monaco since the 1940s.
For the 2013 gala, Princess Charlene wore a strapless column dress of blue satin with a pleated bodice. The gown was made by Patrice Papa, a French-born designer based in Monaco. According to Papa’s website, Charlene took notice of a gown he’d made for another woman at the Rose Ball earlier that year and asked him to make something for her to wear at the Red Cross gala.
With the dress, Charlene wore a pair of stunning statement earrings from one of her favorite jewelry firms, Graff.
The modern chandelier earrings feature aquamarines and pavé-set diamonds. The Royal Couturier shares that the earrings include “43.03 carats of aquamarines and 3.15 carats of diamonds.”
Princess Charlene let the dress and the earrings do the talking in this ensemble, wisely avoiding any other jewels that might pull focus from the statement-making earrings.
Here’s one more look at the modern girandoles from the 2013 gala.