French Crown Sapphire Parure

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, who was born on this day in 1894. The fascinating Rothschild and Sassoon Heiress who married into the illustrious Cholmondeley Family, becoming a prominent Society Hostess and the Chief Staff Officer of the WRNS, Lady Cholmondeley possessed an amazing collection of jewels, including the French Crown Sapphire Parure. Continue reading

Connaught Diamond Bow Brooch

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Patricia of Connaught / Lady Patricia Ramsay, who died on this day in 1974! The granddaughter of Queen Victoria who gave up her title to marry a Scottish Earl’s son and was the aunt of Swedish and Danish Royals, Lady Patricia attending a plethora of grand events wearing a variety of glittering jewels. We have already featured her Diamond Tiara, Honeysuckle Tiara, Fringe Tiara, and the Connaught Pearl Brooch, so today we are featuring the Connaught Diamond Bow Brooch. Continue reading

Christie’s Property from Descendants of King George V and Queen Mary- 13 December 2019

Christie’s is auctioning ‘Property from Descendants of King George V and Queen Mary’ in London tomorrow, featuring objects which belonged to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, and are being sold by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (who are downsizing from their home at Kensington Palace) and the Earl of Harewood. Comprising 317 lots, the sale includes a wide array of decorative arts from furniture and ceramics to objects of vertu, silver and glass, alongside clocks, books and paintings, and we are only featuring some of the highlights from the sale. Continue reading