Queen Victoria’s Emerald Tiara

This month, we are marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria by featuring her Top 20 Jewels, one for each decade since the Birth of 2nd-longest reigning British Monarch, in the 20 days leading up to the Anniversary itself, and today’s feature is her Emerald Tiara and Parure
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Waldegrave Tiara

Happy Birthday to Lady Susan Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley, who turns 80 today! The daughter of the 12th Earl and Countess Waldegrave, sister of the 13th Earl Waldegrave and Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, and the widow Baron Hussey of North Bradley who is the Queen’s long serving Woman of the Bedchamber and one of the godmothers of the Duke of Cambridge, Lady Susan has attended a plethora of glittering occasions, often wearing this family heirloom- Continue reading

Mountbatten Tiara

Happy Birthday to Lady Pamela Hicks, who turns 90 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 a Tiara she reportedly still owns, today we are taking a look at an illustrious jewel no longer in her possession, the Mountbatten Tiara-  Continue reading