For almost every single one of her tiara appearances, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau has worn her gorgeous, classic diamond wedding tiara. But five years ago in Norway, she stepped out wearing another jewel: the Pearl Button Tiara.
In May 2017, Princess Mabel traveled to Oslo for the 80th birthday celebrations of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. She joined a Dutch royal contingent that also included her mother-in-law, Princess Beatrix, and her brother- and sister-in-law, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. Here, she arrives at a gala dinner at the Royal Palace with Queen Anne-Marie, wife of the former King of Greece, who wears the Greek royal family’s rubies for the occasion.
Mabel wore an ivory and blush evening gown with a large bow detail at the waist for the dinner. (Bows are kind of Mabel’s thing, after all!)
Princess Mabel accessorized with diamonds and pearls. She made her debut in the Pearl Button Tiara at the dinner, a jewel that has been worn by several other members of the Dutch royal family. The diamond and pearl tiara made its first appearance in the 1960s, and since then, it’s been chosen by Princess Beatrix for her inauguration and Princess Margriet for her royal wedding. (Queen Máxima even used the base of the jewel for her bridal diadem, the Dutch Star Tiara.) Mabel kept the diamond and pearl theme going by pinning an elaborate diamond and pearl brooch to the bow on her gown.
She finished the look by wearing a gold and diamond bangle and diamond and pearl drop earrings. I believe these earrings are the same ones that she often wears with diamond drops—the diamond floral stud portion appears to be the same.
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