Queen Geraldine’s Ruby Earrings

Today marks the Anniversary of the birth of Queen Geraldine of Albania, the Hungarian Countess who was the one and only Queen Consort of Albania. To mark the anniversary, we are taking a look at Queen Geraldine’s Ruby Earrings-

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In 1938, King Zog of Albania lavished many glittering gifts on his bride, Countess GĂ©raldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony, including these Marianne Ostier Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Earrings, described as “nearly four inches deep, consists of a cascade of diamonds fringed with gem rubies,” which Queen Geraldine wore for one of her most famous portraits. The earrings went with her into exile and survived the 1960 sale of most of her jewellery, but remained publicly unworn for decades by Queen Geraldine or her daughter-in-law, Queen Susan.

After Queen Geraldine’s death in 2002, the Ruby Earrings were inherited by her only grandson, Crown Prince Leka, and remained unworn by his wife, Crown Princess Elia, until a series of portraits released earlier this year, when she paired the earrings with the Sapphire Goat Tiara and Queen Susan’s diamond necklace. Now that they have reappeared, there is no doubt we will continue to see Queen Geraldine’s Ruby Earrings for years to come.

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