Queen Letizia’s Aldao Aquamarine and Diamond Earrings
The World of Royal Jewellery is fascinating and sometimes a lot misinformed. Thanks to David from Spanish Royal Jewels – we just found that the beautiful pair of Aquamarine and Diamond earrings that Queen Letizia of Spain has in her wardrobe since 2005 is actually not a Bulgari design as it was claimed for almost two decades but actually an Aldao design.
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Aldao used to be the Spanish Royal Family’s jeweller for a long period of time and many crown jewels were designed by the Madrid based jewellers that has its roots going as far as in 1911. In 2005, at the birth of their first child, Infanta Leonor (now The Princess of Asturias), The then Crown Prince Felipe presented his wife, Princess Letizia, with a gorgeous pair of earrings that featured a pear-cut Aquamarine hanging from platinum diamond studded disk which in turn hangs from a platinum hoop featuring small aquamarines and diamonds.
The detachable disk and Pear-cut Aquamarine can be removed to turn the drop earrings into simple hoops as we have seen Queen Letizia wearing many times in the 18 years.
This year, Queen Letizia shared the earrings with her elder daughter who wore them at he historic The Princess of Asturias Awards just few days before her 18th birthday.