Thanks for highlighting all of the above Xavi24. The jewels of the present Queen of the Hellenes are magnificent but seeing that she has quietly sold off some of them, it does send a signal that more such sales may be seen in the future.
Hello guys! I come to you all with something related to the Greek Royal Family, again! Specifically the christening of Princess Alexia of Greece in 1965, focusing of course on the jewels worn by the ladies in attendance. Before we go in, I would like to thank @theroyalwatcher for the amazing post they did on the event! I truly enjoyed reading it! And got lots of info from in! Thank you @theroyalwatcher!
Now let’s get down to business!
Queen Anne Marie wore a brooch that consists of a cabochon emerald, studded at the edges with rubies. The brooch also has a pearl pendant and still forms part of the Queen’s jewelry box. https://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo-d%27actualité/athens-greece-king-constantine-bends-down-to-assist-photo-dactualité/516571368#
The Queen is wearing the brooch in this other picture taken at the Silver Wedding Anniversary celebrations of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess María Teresa of Luxembourg. https://www.gettyimages.com.mx/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/king-constantine-queen-anne-marie-of-greece-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/158112940
Queen Anne Marie also donned on a diamond necklace that most likely was a wedding gift. She wears it with an emerald pendant.
Her Van Cleef and Arpels bracelet can be seen as well (the images seem to be mirrored so I don’t know which wrist she wore it on). As well as an emerald ring. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/Anne_Marie%2C_reine_de_Grèce.jpg https://www.pinterest.dk/pin/38843615577824804/ https://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo-d%27actualité/le-roi-constantin-de-grèce-la-reine-ingrid-de-photo-dactualité/558637815# https://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo-d%27actualité/baby-crown-princess-alexia-of-the-hellenes-in-the-photo-dactualité/3288536#
Queen Mother Frederica wore an array of pearls, diamonds and rubies for the event. She wore her long pearl pendant earrings, as well as the central element of her pearl tiara/necklace.
On her neck, Queen Frederica wore a diamond necklace with a central stone that some (myself included) believe is a ruby. The necklace is accompanied by a diamond cross pendant (Is it just me or does the cross pendant have a central stone as well?)
I believe Queen Frederica donned the same necklace a year or so before at one of the festivities leading to her son’s wedding, but with an emerald and diamond pendant instead. Queen Frederica was known to mix and match jewels with gemstones of different colors. https://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo-d%27actualité/de-gauche-à-droite-le-roi-constantin-de-grèce-sa-photo-dactualité/1262300954 https://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo-d%27actualité/queen-frederika-standing-at-wedding-reception-of-son-photo-dactualité/50329127
I remember it being discussed in this board or the other one that Queen Anne Marie might’ve worn the necklace at the wedding of Princess Beatrix. I was able to find some pictures of the Queen on the wedding, the quality of the photos is not that good, but I believe it is the same necklace. https://www.pinterest.dk/pin/663858801314516128/ https://outlet.historicimages.com/products/ksk36327?_pos=22&_sid=2b73cc9df&_ss=r
Two bracelets can be seen on Queen Frederica. She had quite a few bracelets of the same design, but with different gemstones. Some pretty big rings can be spotted on Queen Frederica as well.
And to round up Queen Frederica’s look, the icing on the cake! The huge cabochon ruby and diamond brooch that according to @Ursula from Royal-Magazin could have come from Prussia to Greece with Queen Sophie. Queen Frederica also wore the brooch as a pendant with her pearl necklace/tiara. This brooch, along with many of her jewels, has not been seen since her death.
Queen Ingrid of Denmark dazzled in diamonds! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B8-CWdI8vr0/T5aZzCbJWuI/AAAAAAAAApY/rDEC24MPgz0/s1600/5175712982.jpg
A big diamond rivière necklace, a stunning pair of diamond floral earrings, a pair of diamond brooches (that were later inherited by her daughter Queen Margrethe II of Denmark), plus a big diamond bracelet and an equally show-stopping ring.
Princesses Margrethe and Benedikte wore multi-strand pearl necklaces.
Princess Sophie donned the diamond necklace she wore on her wedding day, a ruby and sapphire brooch in the form of a ‘C’, that Sophie received from Queen Victoria Eugenie. The brooch is talked about in detail by David from @spanishroyaljewels! https://www.instagram.com/p/B9jsysdHqX0/?utm_medium=copy_link
Princess Irene was also present, but the only photo of her at the event I found is of very poor quality making it very difficult to guess what she’s wearing. She seems to be wearing a necklace, which one? Beats me ;( https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=187159&d=1125385008&__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_3f85882d3bd2c816f40ba341d27f0549d369600a-1627888138-0-gqNtZGzNAk2jcnBszQa6
Hope you had fun reading this post, I might do another one on Crown Prince Pavlos’s Christening, but we’ll see! Have a nice week! Bye!