Happy Birthday to Princess Caroline of Monaco and Hanover, who turns 62 today! The elder sister of Prince Albert II and only beneficiary of her grandmother, Princess Charlotte, and mother, Princess Grace, Princess Caroline has a magnificent jewellery collection, but today’s piece is a newer acquisition.
Reportedly a gift from fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of the French luxury fashion house Chanel and a close family friend, the antique diamond reed stomacher, or devant de corsage, was first seen on Princess Caroline in the 1990s, most notably the 1999 Rose Ball in Monaco.
One of the more recent appearences of the Reed Stomacher was at the Monaco National Day Gala in 2010, again paired with Princess Caroline’s diamond floral earrings. With a plethora of gala appearences every year, there is no doubt we will continue to see the distinctive piece for years to come.