Happy Birthday to Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, who turns 60 today! The hardworking Belgian Princess who is married to the Archduke of Austria-Este, Princess Astrid has a spectacular collection of heirloom jewels from her late mother-in-law, but her collection also includes some splendid modern pieces, like these Diamond Earrings!
Featuring massive square diamonds suspended from a per-shaped diamond and a smaller square diamond, these spectacular earrings were like acquired by the Princess herself or was a gift from a member of her family, and was debuted around 2007, worn in those first years for important gala events with the Savoy-Aosta Tiara, like for the Luxembourg State Visits to Belgium in 2007 and King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 70th Birthday Banquet.
While Princess Astrid continues to wear the piece for Gala Events, like with the Savoy-Aosta Emerald Necklace at Crown Princess Victoria’s Wedding Gala in 2010, these Diamond Earrings are worn quite frequently, usually for daytime events and receptions. Recent appearences include the Austrian State Visit to Belgium and an Economic visit to the United Kingdom. There is no doubt we will continue to see these splendid jewels for years to come!