Today marks the centenary of the Death of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who died on this day in 1920. The imperious Russian Grand Duchess who possessed a myriad of jewels so magnificent, including her Bolin Ruby Tiara and Fringe Tiara, that it made her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria jealous, so to mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Diamond Tiara!
Happy Birthday to Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun, who turns 90 today! The Chief of Clan Fraser who was the only holder of a Lordship in the House of Lords, Lady Saltoun is a fascinating figure who was married to Queen Victoria’s great-grandson, a member of the extended British Royal Family, and also much closely related to the Swedish, Danish and Greek Royal Families. To mark the day, not only are we we learning about Lady Saltoun, but also featuring her Tiara (which has been in the pipeline for almost five years).
Sotheby’s is presenting a curated edit of Fine Jewels for discerning collectors looking for rare and iconic designs, offering the finest selection of diamonds and precious gemstones, in its Fine Jewels Sale in Milan today.
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Anne of Denmark, who died on this day in 1980! The niece of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, she married and divorced Viscount Anson before marrying Prince George Valdemar of Denmark, who was closely related to the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Belgian, and Luxembourg Royal Families, Princess Anne possessed a variety of glittering jewels, the highlight of which was today’s Diamond Tiara.
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven, who died on this day in 1950. We’ve taken a look at the Mountbatten Tiara and the Pearl and Diamond Tiara belonging to her daughter-in-law, but today we are going to be featuring a jewel that originates from her, the Mountbatten Pearl Star Tiara!
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Marie Bonaparte, Princess George of Greece and Denmark, who died on this day in 1962! The Bonaparte Princess who married a Greek Prince (an uncle of 3 Kings, 2 Queens and the Duke of Edinburgh among others), became a psychoanalyst, and rescued Freud from the Nazis, Princess Marie was a fascinating and today we are going to be featuring her Cartier Olive Wreath Tiara!