Today marks the Anniversary of the birth of Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, who was born on this day in 1903. A Greek Princess who married the Regent of Yugoslavia, and was related to Royalty around Europe, Princess Olga possessed a large collection of jewels, including today’s Emerald Earrings.
Today marks the Anniversary of the birth of Queen Helen of Romania, who was born on this day in 1896. The Greek Princess who became the mother of the last King of Romania and was exiled many times from multiple countries, Queen Helen had some stunning jewels, and while we’ve already covered the Romanian Greek Key Tiara and her Fleur-de-Lys Brooch, today, we’re taking a look at the most illustrious piece in her collection, her Russian Sapphire Brooch.
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.