Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Mary, the Queen’s grandmother, who died on this day in 1953. While a lot of her jewels are frequently seen on the Queen these days, to mark the anniversary to day, we are featuring a jewel now frequently worn by Lady Sarah Chatto, the Queen’s niece. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Princess Eugenie of York, who turns 29 today! Despite being a grand daughter of the Queen, and 9th-in-line of succession, she doesn’t have a significant jewellery collection, but we are focusing on a recent addition to her jewellery box, her Wedding Earrings. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, who turns 63 today! The Cuban aristocrats who is the Consort of the world’s only Grand Duchy, the Grand Duchess has access to one of the largest Royal Jewellery collections. However, to mark her birthday, we are featuring her versatile Diamond Rosettes, which were worn for one very momentous occasion.
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Patricia of Connaught / Lady Patricia Ramsay, who was born on this day in 1883! 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 Honeysuckle Tiara, Fringe Tiara, and Connaught Pearl Brooch, so today we are featuring her Diamond Tiara. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani, who turns 80 today! The younger sister of King Juan Carlos and the aunt of King Felipe, who was born blind, she has attended a plethora of glittering events over the decades, and to mark her birthday, we are taking a look at her Diamond Brooch Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Elisabeth of Romania, who died on this day in 1916. Born a Princess of Wied, she became the first Queen Consort of Romania, and was an artistic figure widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva. To mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at the Romanian Massin Tiara- Continue reading
Today marks the 60th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife, a granddaughter of King Edward VII who inherited the title in her own right, married Prince Arthur of Connaught, a grandson of Queen Victoria, served as the Viceregal Consort of South Africa, and even pursued a career in nursing. Since we have already taken as look at her Fife Tiara, Fife Fringe Tiara, and Connaught Fringe Tiara, we will be featuring another heirloom jewel worn by the Duchess- Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Chain:
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Françoise of Greece and Orléans, the mother of Prince Michael of Greece, who died on this day in 1953. A relatively unknown member of the extensive Greek Royal Family, Princess Françoise owned a glittering Turquoise Parure which we are featuring today.
Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Kent, who turns 86 today! One of the longest-working members of the Royal Family, who has been largely retired for the past two decades, the Duchess once had access to an illustrious jewellery collection, which we have featured previously, and much of which has been modified or sold. However, today’s piece is an heirloom that is reportedly still with the Duchess.