Kent Diamond Circle Earrings

Happy Birthday to Princess Michael of Kent, who turns 75 today (along with my grandfather)! One of the most flamboyant members of the extended Royal Family, Princess Michal possesses a remarkable collection of heirloom royal jewels, including today’s versatile Diamond Circle Earrings. Continue reading

Connaught Diamond Bow Brooch

Today marks the 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 Diamond Tiara, Honeysuckle Tiara, Fringe Tiara, and the Connaught Pearl Brooch, so today we are featuring the Connaught Diamond Bow Brooch. Continue reading

Greville Festoon Necklace

Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Dame Margaret Greville, the Hon Mrs Greville, who was born on this day in 1863. The illegitimate daughter of a brewery millionaire, she married the son of a Baron, and became a noted Society Hostess, from her magnificent home at Polesden Lacey. To mark the Anniversary of her birth, we are taking a look at one piece from her enormous collection of jewels, the magnificent Greville Festoon Necklace. Continue reading

Jewels of Princess Natalie Paley

Sotheby’s is auctioning a variety of illustrious jewels in their Fine Jewels and Magnificent Jewels Sales in New York City on December 9 and 10, which come from a family collection inherited from Mrs John C. Wilson, née Princess Natalie Paley, the daughter of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia (and a half-sister of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich) who became a fashion model and socialite after emigrating to France and later the United States following the Russian Revolution.

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