Sotheby’s Fine Jewels- 5 June 2019

Continuing our series on Royal Jewels at Auction, here are the Royal and Noble Highlights from the Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Sale in London tomorrow-
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American State Visit to Japan

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan are hosting American President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on their State Visit to Japan from May 25th to 28th, to strengthen diplomatic, political, and economic ties. The President is on a long Foreign Tour and will be on a State Visit to the United Kingdom next week. This is the first State Visit of their Reign, after the Emperor’s Accession earlier this month. Click HERE to look at past American State Visits. Continue reading

Astor Tiara

Today marks the 140th Anniversary of the birth of Nancy, Viscountess Astor, the fascinating American Heiress who became the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the British House of Commons. It is also the Birth Anniversary of her husband, the 2nd Viscount Astor, with whom she shared a birthday. To mark the Anniversary (ahead of the Centenary of her taking her seat later this year), we are taking a look at her illustrious Astor Tiara-

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George IV State Diadem

This month, we are marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria by featuring her Top 20 Jewels, one for each decade since the Birth of 2nd-longest reigning British Monarch, in the 20 days leading up to the Anniversary itself, and today’s feature is the George IV State Diadem, officially known as the Diamond Diadem, one of the oldest and most important pieces in the Royal Collection.
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