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
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
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, who died on this day in 1981. The last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria, and the Vicereine of both South Africa and Canada, Princess Alice lived through the reigns of six British monarchs. To mark the day, we are taking a look at her Pearl and Diamond Brooch- Continue reading
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of the Countess of Barcelona, mother of King Juan Carlos and grandmother of King Felipe of Spain, who 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 Pearl Brooch. Continue reading
Today marks the 140th Anniversary of the birth 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 1879. To mark the day, we are taking a look at her Diamond Sautoir now worn by two of her granddaughters- Continue reading
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
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.