Queen Sirikit’s Diamond Earrings

Happy Birthday to Queen Sirikit of Thailand, who turns 89 today! The glamorous Princess who became the popular Thai Queen Consort for almost 70 years and is now the much respected Queen Mother, Queen Sirikit possesses an incredible jewellery collection, much of which we have already featured, so today, we are a look at her spectacular Diamond Earrings!

Thai Royal Tiaras

Featuring three pear-shaped pendant diamonds, in an elaborate modern frame similar to an antique girandole style. The provenance of the earrings is unknown but they were likely made by Van Cleef & Arpels before 1960, probably from antique family diamonds, around the same time the King and Queen commissioned her Thai Tiara in preparation for their landmark Tour of Europe and North America for much of 1960.

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While Queen Sirikit was pictured wearing the earrings as she tried on her soon-to-be legendary Balmain wardrobe, wearing them with her Floral Bandeau Tiara for a Gala Performance hosted by the Swedish Royal Family in the Drottningholm Palace Theatre during a State Visit to Sweden and with the Floral Bandeau Tiara and Diamond Fringe Necklace at a Gala Concert with the Dutch Royal Family in the Kurzaal in The Hague during their State Visit to The Netherlands a few weeks later.

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The next month, the earrings were worn with the Floral Bandeau Tiara and Thai Tiara for the State Banquet during the State Visit to Belgium and a Gala Performance at the Paris Opera House during the State Visit to France in 1960.

During the Tour of Europe, Queen Sirikit posed for a series of striking portraits wearing her iconic Balmain gowns and also wore the earrings for many portraits and events upon their return to Thailand in 1961.

In 1963, Queen Sirikit wore the diamond earrings for a State Visit to Japan, and also for a portrait around 1964, when she wore her new Diamond Necklace Tiara. Either the earrings were broken down by the late 1960s or were put away as they were no longer in style, so lets hope they make a reappearance soon!


3 thoughts on “Queen Sirikit’s Diamond Earrings

  1. I Think Queen Sirikit of Thailand Is on the same level as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Grace of Monaco, Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho, Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Princess Paola of Belgium, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Noor al-Hussain of Jordan, Princess Sofia of Sweden, Queen Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo, Queen Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor,

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