Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Margaret of Prussia, Landgravine of Hesse, who was also a short-time Queen consort-elect of Finland. The granddaughter of Queen Victoria and sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II, she had a plethora of glittering jewels, which had a tragic fate, among which we are featuring the Hesse Emerald Tiara- Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, set to be the first Queen Regnant of Independent Norway, who turns 15 today! To mark the day, we are taking a look at her heirloom Ruby Heart Pendant- Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Queen Mathilde of Belgium, who turns 46 today! With one of the smallest jewellery collections among her European counterparts, Queen Mathilde is frequently seen in just a few limited pieces, including her two pairs of Diamond Fringe Earrings, which we are featuring today. Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Sibylla of Sweden, mother of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who was born on this day in 1908. Born a Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Albany, she married the future Heir to the Swedish Throne, who tragically died, leaving her to raise five children while still undertaking duties and even serving as the ‘First Lady’ of the Swedish Court for the period of years. To mark the day, we are featuring her cabochon Sapphire Necklace- Continue reading
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna / Princess Nicholas of Greece, the only daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin who married Prince Nicholas of Greece and was the mother of of Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Princess Elisabeth, Countess of Törring-Jettenbach. To mark the day, we are taking a look the Vladimir Fringe Tiara- Continue reading
Today marks the 45th 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 Honeysuckle Tiara and Fringe Tiara, today we are featuring her Connaught Pearl Brooch, which is now worn by Queen Margrethe.
Happy Birthday to Prince Michael of Greece, who turns 80 today! The youngest grandchild of King George I of Greece, and the first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh, the late Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, Queen Helen of Romania, the Duchess of Aosta, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Princess Theodora, Margravine of Baden, Grand Duchess Cecile of Hesse, and Princess Sophie of Hanover, and the Count of Paris, Prince Michael has attended many glittering events, often with Princess Michael wearing her Van Cleef and Arpels Parure- Continue reading
The Countess of Barcelona, mother of King Juan Carlos and grandmother of King Felipe of Spain, passed away on this day in 2000. The Bourbon-Two-Sicilies Princess who was the de-facto Queen Consort of Spain, the Countess had a magnificent jewellery collection, from which we are featuring her Art Deco Ruby and Diamond Clip Brooch.
Today marks the Anniversary of the death of Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, the grandmother of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, who was born on this day in 1950. To mark the day, we are taking a look at her Sapphire Parure (an article that has been over two years in the making)- Continue reading