Flashback: State Visit from France, 1960 - When we covered Princess Marie Louise's Diamond Sunburst Brooch recently, some of you noted that Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother had also worn it during ...
10 August 2016
Royal Jewels of the Day: Princess Marie-Chantal's Diamond Infinity Hoop Earrings
There are a lot of items in Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece's jewel collection that I'd give a limb or two to have. These earrings are right up there at the top of the list.
Featuring three tiers of diamond infinity-style loops, they're basically standard hoop earrings with the volume turned up to 11. They come from a jeweler whose entire style tends to turn the volume up to 11, JAR (Joel Arthur Rosenthal). The American-born and Paris-based jeweler is mysterious by design, operating with a limited clientele and a limited output; he reportedly reserves the right to refuse to sell items if he thinks they won't look good on the client. As a result, his pieces sell like hotcakes whenever they come up at auction. ( Here's a Pinterest board devoted to his creations, a splendid way to waste some time.)
Lucky Marie-Chantal has several gems from the acclaimed jeweler. (And she's not JAR's only royal customer; others include Princess Caroline and, most recently, Queen Máxima.) M-C wears her diamond infinity hoops with everything from hats to tiaras, and I love them each and every time.