Happy Birthday to Princess Marie of Denmark, who turns 47 today! The French daughter-in-law of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was given some heirloom jewels, like Princess Dagmar’s Diamond Floral Tiara and Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Brooch upon her marriage, but has also amassed a collection of modern jewels, like these Sapphire and Diamond Earrings!
Composed of a diamond wing or stylised arrow, from which is suspend a pave-set diamond element, in which sapphires of various sizes are affixed in a pave setting, the provenance of these earrings is unknown, and even the lovely ladies at UFO No More have been unable to find a maker.
The Earrings seem to have been debuted in 2015, who they were paired with Princess Dagmar’s Diamond Floral Tiara and Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Brooch for the State Banquet in honour of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands.
In 2017, Princess Marie wore the Sapphire and Diamond Earrings for a Return Concert hosted by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, during their State Visit to Denmark.
The following year, Princess Marie wore the Earrings with the newly created Mauboussin Nuit Claire Tiara, at the State Banquet for the French President and Mrs Macron, during their State Visit to Denmark.
Another notable appearance of the Sapphire and Diamond Earrings came in 2019, when Princess Marie wore them with Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Brooch for Prince Joachim’s 50th Birthday Gala Dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg.
More recently, Princess Marie wore the Sapphire and Diamond Earrings with the Mauboussin Nuit Claire Tiara for Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee Gala at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, when I was among the media who saw them arrive.
The last appearance of these earrings came just a few weeks ago, when Princess Marie wore them for a Gala Dinner at the French Embassy in Paris, during which she was presented with the French Order of Arts et des Lettres by the Ambassador of France in Denmark, Christophe Parisot, on the basis of her efforts to promote Danish-French cultural relations. There is no doubt we will continue to see these splendid jewels for years to come!