The Dutch state visit to Austria continued on Tuesday evening with a glittering concert in Vienna.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Konzerthaus in Vienna on Tuesday for a concert by the Dutch Chamber Choir. The concert featured the world premiere of “Van Gogh in Me,” a live media performance incorporating artistic visuals by Vincent van Gogh and Gustav Klimt.
The Dutch royals were joined by President Alexander Van der Bellen and First Lady Doris Schmidauer for the performance.
Queen Máxima reached into her archive for her gown for the performance, wearing a dramatic gown by Jan Taminiau with a cape/train detail.
Máxima echoed the red shades in the gown with diamond and ruby jewels, wearing pieces from the Mellerio Ruby Parure. The set was made in the 1880s and given to Queen Emma by her husband, King Willem III of the Netherlands. The rubies also coordinated with the small ribbon and badge of her new Austrian order, the the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.
She wore the earrings and bracelet (on her right wrist) from the set, and used a portion of the large stomacher from the parure as a pendant on a diamond rivière necklace.
She also stacked additional diamond bracelets on her left wrist, including her diamond family initial bracelet. She also wore rings on both hands: her engagement and wedding rings on her left, and (I believe) a diamond and ruby cluster ring on her right.
The concert wasn’t a tiara event, but Máxima managed to wear some diamonds in her hair anyway! She used one of the family’s diamond ears of wheat as a hair ornament for the occasion.
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