Wedding of Prince Aimone, Duke of Spoleto and Princess Irene of Greece, 1939

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Queen Sophia’s Ruby Brooch

Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Sophia of Greece, who was born Princess Sophie of Prussia on this day in 1870. Despite being a frequently exiled Queen Consort, she had a variety of jewels which continued to be heirlooms of the Greek Royal Family for almost a century. Today, we are taking a look at a lesser known jewel, Queen Sophia’s Ruby Brooch- Continue reading

Princess Irene’s Pendant

Happy Birthday to Princess Irene of Greece, who turns 77 today! The youngest daughter of King Paul of Greece and Princess Frederica of Hanover, and the sister of King Constantine of Greece and Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Irene has attended a plethora glittering events, though except for the Greek Pearl and Diamond Necklace Tiara and Queen Sophie’s Diamond Circle Tiara, she does not possess the large collection of her sister and sister-in-law. However, today’s piece is one that has been worn by the discreet Princess throughout her life-  Continue reading