Hesse Emerald Tiara

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

Advertisements

Princess Sibylla’s Sapphire Necklace

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

Vladimir Fringe Tiara

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 YugoslaviaPrincess 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

Connaught Pearl Brooch

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.

Continue reading

Princess Michael of Greece’s Van Cleef and Arpels Parure

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 KentPrincess Paul of YugoslaviaQueen Helen of Romania, the Duchess of AostaPrincess Margarita of Hohenlohe-LangenburgPrincess Theodora, Margravine of BadenGrand 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