Everybody loves a glittering tiara, and while we're all fans of a classic diamondstunner, there's something refreshing about a springy touch of color, like in the piece Queen Maxima's emerald tiarashe brought this week.
The Queen of the Netherlands brought us some magnificent bejeweled splendor on the first day of a state visit to Slovakia, featuring an emerald and diamond tiara and spectacular sapphireand diamond jewels.
For a state dinner in Slovakia on Tuesday night alongside her husband, King Willem-Alexander, the royal opted to top off her peacock blue lace gown, paired with a silverLady Dior Croisiere Perforated Clutch and a pair of Aquazzura metallic platform heels, with a gleaming green tiara.
Part of the Dutch Emerald Parure, the tiara is matched with a set of earringsfrom the same suit that Maxima wore for the occasion.
QUEEN MAXIMA WORE A STUNNING EMERALD TIARA TO A STATE BANQUET IN SLOVAKIA
Earrings made of diamondsand sapphires, a brooch made of round diamonds and sapphires, and Máxima's wedding bracelet made of diamonds were among the pieces that were worn for the welcome ceremony.
One of the pendantson the diamond and sapphire earrings was wrongly fastened.
We’ve seen Máxima wear the green Taminiau gown on other occasions, including an excursion at a state dinner in Dublin in 2019. She has consistently accessorized the garment with components of the emerald parure that belonged to the family.
In Ireland, she wore the tiara and the brooch from the set, plus her own diamond and emerald earringsand the family’s huge emerald cabochon pendant.
The Dutch Emerald Parure is a set of jewels with a rich history. According to The Court Jeweler, the set was made by Schürmann in 1899 at the behest of Queen Emma using some of the royal family's emeralds.
It also has multiple settings, including one featuring pearls and another set entirely with diamonds.
The queen's stunning look last night is a riff on a very similar style the queen wore to a state banquet in Ireland in 2019.
On that occasion, she wore what appears to be a green-toned version of the same gown by designer Jan Taminiau to pair with the suite of gems for a dinner with Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabrina Higgins.
While tiaras are traditionally associated with diamonds, the use of colorful gemstonesin royal jewels has become more common in recent years. The green emeralds in Queen Maxima's tiara and earrings add a pop of color to her ensemble, giving it a fresh and springy feel.
The usage of colored jewels is not only a method to give a unique touch to an outfit, but it is also a means to show respect for the colors that represent a particular nation.
In conclusion, Queen Maxima's green tiara is a beautiful example of how adding a touch of color to royal jewels can create a fresh and unique look. The Dutch Emerald Parure has a rich history, and Maxima's choice to wear it shows her appreciation for the royal family's amazing heritage.