The gemstones were sparkling in Monaco this weekend at the annual Red Cross Ball, including a stunning pair of statement earrings worn by Princess Charlene.
On Saturday, the Grimaldis headed to the Sporting Club in Monte-Carlo for the 74th annual Red Cross Ball, one of the principality’s traditional annual charity gala events. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, who are the President and Vice-President of Monaco’s Red Cross, were joined by his niece, Camilla Gottlieb, who is a member of the organization’s board of directors and head of their youth outreach efforts.
The Monegasque Red Cross was founded in 1948 by Prince Louis II of Monaco, Prince Albert II’s grandfather. He was succeeded the following year as president by his son, Prince Rainier III, who served in the role until 1958. That year, Princess Grace became the organization’s president. When she passed away in 1982, Prince Albert II took over the role, which he has now held for more than four decades.
Princess Charlene was elegant in a white sequined gown for this year’s fundraising gala.
She accessorized with major diamond and sapphire jewels.
The spotlight jewelry moment came courtesy a pair of diamond and sapphire earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels.
The earrings feature a complicated diamond and sapphire design, with detachable sapphire drops.
Here’s a closer look at the earrings from the brand. These are the Lovia earrings from the Van Cleef & Arpels 2019 “Romeo & Juliet” collection.
The earrings can also be worn in a shorter setting, shown above.
Look beneath Charlene’s lovely bouquet, and you’ll spot another grand sapphire and diamond jewel.
On her right hand, she wore a major cocktail ring set with a large cabochon sapphire in a sapphire and diamond setting. I think this is also Van Cleef & Arpels, possibly also from the Romeo & Juliet collection. The design looks very similar to the “Verona” necklace from the line.
Camille Gottlieb, Princess Stephanie’s younger daughter, was glamorous in a purple gown with a dramatic tulle cape. UFO No More tells us that the dress and cape come from Zuhair Murad.
She accessorized with some truly sparkling diamond jewels from APM Monaco, a jewelry brand founded in the principality in 1982 by a mother-and-son duo, Ariane and Philippe Prette.
Camille wore large sparkling hoop earrings from the firm, as well as several other smaller diamond studs in her other piercings.
She also wore a diamond ring from the firm on her left hand.
She finished off the look with a textured gold bracelet worn on her right wrist.
Prince Albert looked pleased as punch to have his wife and his niece on his arms at this year’s gala. Perhaps it was a good distraction from some of the political difficulties he’s been facing recently on the job?