Today is King’s Day in the Netherlands, the national holiday held each year on King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. We’ll be covering the jewels from today’s festivities very soon here, but first, we’ve got a bejeweled tribute to the royal couple: a closer look at Queen Máxima’s Diamond Wedding Bracelet.
The classic diamond bracelet features pavé-set links in its design. Each link has a round brilliant in the center, giving the jewel a diamond-and-dot pattern. The provenance of the piece appears to be unknown, but it’s part of Máxima’s personal jewelry collection.
Máxima wore the bracelet for the first time in public on her wedding day: February 2, 2002. Above, you’ll spot the bracelet on her right wrist as she rides in the carriage procession after the civil and religious ceremonies.
We also got an excellent look at the bracelet as Máxima signed the register during the civil ceremony.
Máxima has worn the bracelet consistently in the two decades that have passed since she joined the royal family. Here, the then-Princess Máxima wears the bracelet on her left wrist in Norway during the wedding celebrations for Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn in May 2002.
She also often stacks the bracelet with other bracelets from her collection. Here, during a visit to China in February 2018, Máxima wears the wedding bracelet on her right wrist with a bracelet featuring her family members’ initials and hearts in diamonds.
And here, during a visit to Germany in October 2018, she stacks the wedding bracelet with several other bracelets, including her diamond and sapphire tennis bracelet.
But sometimes she also still wears the bracelet alone. It’s not overly large, but it’s substantial enough to stand out on its own. Here, she pairs it with other diamond jewels—her diamond floral earrings (which she’s also had since the early days of her marriage) and diamond moth brooch—for an official visit to Berlin in June 2013.
And here, she wars the bracelet on her left wrist for the Prinsjesdag festivities in The Hague in September 2019.