During King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium's visit to the Netherlands, a state banquet could mean only one thing: some seriously jaw-dropping jewels. Here's a closer look at the amazing gems Queen Maxima, Queen Mathilde and more donned for the special night out.
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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
Ruby royalty! The Dutch Queen wore a tiara, earrings, necklace and bracelet from the Mellerio Ruby Parure, a set that has been with the Dutch royal family for over a century. The Queen also wore Queen Juliana's diamond watch.
Queen Mathilde of Belgium
The elegant royal wore this crowning glory – the spectacular Nine Provinces tiara. Mathilde also wore jewels that once belonged to the late Queen Fabiola: her diamond and pearl earrings, as well as her diamond waterfall brooch.
Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
The Princess kept it classic in a sparkling headpiece created in 1890 for Queen Emma. She complimented the tiara with diamond chandelier earrings and the diamond star that represents the family.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Shine bright like a diamond! King Willem-Alexander's mother Queen Beatrix proved less is more in the Dutch Diamond Bandeau. She paired the simply elegant headband with diamond and pearl earrings, a diamond necklace and three of the family's diamond stars.
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
Princess Margriet, the daughter of Queen Juliana, wore the same royal heirloom she donned on her wedding day, the Pearl Button tiara. Queen Maxima wore the headpiece on her wedding day as well, with diamond stars replacing the five eye-popping pearl brooches which adorn the original tiara.