Prince Henrik of Denmark, consort for 46 years, passed away this week, and to honour his memory, we are taking a look at some of his glittering gifts to the Danish Royal Ladies over the years. Click HERE to learn about Queen Margrethe’s Engagement Ring, and HERE for Crown Princess Mary’s Diamond Flower Brooch. Today’s feature is Queen Margrethe’s Gold, Ruby, and Pearl Parure
Created by Torben Hardenberg, this parure features a pearl necklace with ruby drops and a gold clasp with coordinating earrings. The clasp can also be worn as a brooch. It was presented to Queen Margrethe as a Silver Wedding Anniversary gift from Prince Henrik in 1992, who wore the necklace for the first time for a Gala at Fredensborg Palace that evening.
While not a firm favourite, Queen Margrethe wears the parure a couple of times a year, mainly for Return Dinners during State Visits and concerts, like the Icelandic Return Dinner last year. The set coordinates with her lace outfits, and is quite reflective of Queen Margrethe’s whimsical personality.
The parure was last seen at a concert at Fredensborg Palace last October.