Queen Juliana’s Art Deco Diamond Brooch

Happy 50th Birthday to Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala! The younger daughter of the late Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of The Netherlands, Princess Carolina has worn some splendid jewels, including Queen Juliana’s Art Deco Diamond Brooch!

The exact origin of this brooch is unknown but the striking Art Deco Diamond Brooch set with large diamonds no doubt dates from the late 1930s, possibly acquired by the then Crown Princess Julianna when she married Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld in 1937.

Queen Juliana began wearing the Art Deco Diamond Brooch in the late 1940s, usually wearing it for daytime events, like on her visit to the United States in 1952 as well as the Wedding of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium in 1953.

Queen Juliana also wore her Art Deco Diamond Brooch with the Dutch Diamond Bandeau for the Belgian State Visit to The Netherlands in 1959, and with the Stuart Tiara for the Dutch State Visit to Austria in 1962.

Around 1970, Queen Juliana gave her Art Deco Diamond Brooch to her second daughter, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, who notably wore the Brooch for the Christening of her son, Prince Carlos, Duke of Parma, at the Château de Lignières.

Princess Carolina most notably wore Queen Juliana’s Art Deco Diamond Brooch for the Inauguration of her cousin, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, in 2013! Let’s hope we see this heirloom worn again soon!


Queen Juliana’s Art Deco Diamond Brooch

Dutch Laurel Wreath Tiara

Stuart Tiara

Dutch Sapphire Tiara

Dutch Mellerio Ruby Tiara

Dutch Diamond Bandeau

Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara

Dutch Emerald Parure

Antique Pearl Tiara

Queen Emma’s Diamond Aigrette

Dutch Pearl and Diamond Stomacher

Dutch Diamond Stars

Dutch East Indies Bracelet

Dutch Emerald Pendant

Queen Emma’s Diamond Stomacher

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