Our look back at some of the sparkling moments from the month continues today with a traditional Epiphany outing from the King and Queen of Spain—complete with diamonds, rubies, and a brand-new ring.
On January 6, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain participated in Pascua Militar, the traditional Epiphany Day celebrations at the Royal Palace in Madrid. The tradition, which dates to the eighteenth century, was established by King Carlos III of Spain.
The day’s celebrations begin with a military review outside the palace, followed by a reception inside. For the outdoor portion of the proceedings, Queen Letizia layered a warm black shawl wrap over her gown. (Though the festivities take place in the daytime hours, long evening gowns are traditionally worn for the occasion.)
Inside the palace, she removed the wrap to reveal a dark red Felipe Varela gown that she’s had in her closet for many years. The dress features lace appliqué detailing.
The lace accents add a traditional feel to the gown, but Letizia went the other direction with her accessories, choosing a very modern pair of earrings.
She wore earrings from a favorite brand, Gold & Roses. The “needle” earrings come from the brand’s “I Am Red” line.
The earrings are made of rose gold and set with diamonds and rubies in a modern take on the pendant drop style.
According to Queen Letizia Style, she debuted the earrings in October 2022.
And speaking of debuts, Letizia wore a brand-new ring for this year’s Pascua Militar celebrations, too!
In place of her usual Karen Hallam oval ring, she wore a new gold ring from an Italian-American brand, Coreterno. The yellow gold ring is the brand’s “Amor che tutto move” style. The name translates to “Love moves everything,” which is the final line of Dante’s Divine Comedy. The ring also has an engraved inscription inside, which reads, “As long as I’m existing you will be loved.” (Thanks to Queen Letizia Style for this ID!)
Here’s another look at the earrings and ring worn by Letizia for this year’s Pascua Militar celebrations. (At least she was able to avoid a jewelry mishap this year!)
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