Diamond and Sapphire Pendant
Queen Emma received this large oval diamond and sapphire pendant as an engagement present from King Willem III in 1879. Queen Emma wore his jewel very frequently. The central motif is a diamond flower with in the center a large cushion shaped sapphire set in a ring of small diamonds. The diamond petals are hart shaped.
Queen Beatrix could be seen wearing the pendant for many years untill the late 1990′s. Princess Margriet then worn it for the last time in 2003.
Fortunately Princess Laurentien lifted this stunning piece from the back of the royal vault in 2013 when she wore it during the opening of the new parliamentary year and attracted instant attention with it.