Luxembourg is the home of a truly impressive royal jewelry collection, but one of the family’s princesses also has access to heirloom jewels from another family vault. Today, we’ve got a closer look at the aquamarine jewels worn by Princess Sibilla.
Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg is the wife of Prince Guillaume, the youngest brother of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. She married into a reigning royal family, but she also has impressive royal ancestry of her own. Her mother, Olimpia Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi, is the daughter of Infanta Beatriz of Spain, the third child of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Ena of Spain.
For the pre-wedding gala held in Luxembourg ahead of the wedding of her nephew, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, in October 2012, Princess Sibilla wore a suite of aquamarine and diamond jewels from the collection of her great-grandmother, Queen Ena.
With her navy blue gown, Sibilla wore several pieces from Queen Ena’s aquamarine suite. The tiara, which features large aquamarine briolette drops, strongly resembles the Vladimir Tiara from the British royal collection, but with more slender, open rings. The tiara originally had a completely different shape (with pearl drops) but was renovated by Sibilla’s grandmother, Infanta Beatriz.
With the tiara, Sibilla also wore the earrings and bracelet from the set, as well as the large brooch. This features an oval-shaped aquamarine set in a cluster of diamonds, from which an enormous pear-shaped aquamarine pendant is suspended.
Sibilla also wore a diamond rivière, as well as one more sparkling diamond bracelet on her right wrist, to complete the look.