Happy Birthday to Lady Pamela Hicks, who turns 91 today! The younger daughter of Lord Mountbatten, first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen’s bridesmaid and lady-in-waiting, who married a influential interior designer, Lady Pamela has had a fascinating life, and after featuring the Hicks Tiara she reportedly still owns and the Mountbatten Tiara, which she doesn’t, today we are taking a look at another illustrious jewel no longer in her possession, the Mountbatten Art Deco Diamond Necklace- Continue reading
A glittering aristocratic heirloom is being presented by Hancocks London at the TEFAF Maastricht Antiques Fair from today until March 15th, and we are featuring that heirloom, the Anglesey Tiara, today! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to the Countess of Snowdon, who turns 50 today! Despite being the daughter of the 12th Earl of Harrington, who was married to Princess Margaret’s only son, the Countess has worn relatively few heirloom jewels, an exception being these Art Deco Diamond Clips.
Happy Birthday to Gloria, the Princess von Thurn und Taxis, who turns 60 today! The impoverished Schönburg-Glauchau Countess who became an extravagant Princess in the 1980s and, after being widowed young, she transformed into a successful businesswoman to save the massive family fortune, facilitated through the sale of some family jewels. To mark her landmark birthday, we are taking a look at the Thurn und Taxis Tiaras. Continue reading