Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, who passed away on this day in 1962! The young girl who became the first Dutch Regnant Queen and reigned for almost 60 years, becoming a symbol of the resistance during the Second World War, Queen Wilhelmina possessed the entirety of the spectacular collection of the Dutch Royal Family, and today we are featuring the Dutch Diamond Trellis Necklace!
There are many spectacular Royal and Noble Jewels on Auction this autumn, and we are continuing by looking over the spectacular Noble Jewels from the Family Collection of Viscount Harberton and a Scandinavian Lady of Title on Auction at the Christie’s ‘Jewels Online: The London Edit’ Sale in London today!
[Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure | Connaught Diamond Tiara | Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara | Swedish Cameo Parure | Sapphire Necklace | Diamond Bracelet Bandeau | Bernadotte Emerald Parure | Pink Topaz Parure | 5-Strand Pearl Necklace]
[Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara | Mellerio Ruby Tiara | Dutch Diamond Bandeau | Queen Emma’s Diamond Tiara | Dutch Emerald Parure | Dutch Pearl and Diamond Stomacher | Diamond Trellis Necklace | Dutch Diamond Stars | Diamond Stomacher | Dutch Royal Tiaras]
Today marks the 190th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, the Duchess of Teck, who was born on this day in 1833! The granddaughter of King George III, who married a cousin of the King of Württemberg, and became the mother of Queen Mary, Princess Mary Adelaide possessed a spectacular Jewellery Collection of old family heirlooms!
[Teck Crescent Tiara | Teck Ears of Wheat Tiara | Teck Diamond Hoop Necklace | Cambridge Emerald Parure | Cambridge Pearl Pendant Brooch | Teck Sapphire Stomacher | Duchess of Gloucester’s Pendant Earrings | Teck Flower Brooch | The Jewels of Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck]
Royal and Noble Debutantes from around the world attended Le Bal des Débutantes at the Shangri La Hotel in Paris on November 25th. Le Bal is organised by Ophélie Renouard to celebrate honourable young women from Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, while raising funds for charity.
Happy Birthday to Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro, who turns 55 today! Doña María Eugenia Brianda Timotea Cecilia Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart is the vivacious daughter of the late Doña Cayetana, XVIII Duchess of Alba, the world’s most titled Aristocrat. The Duchess; life has often been under the spotlight due to her family, but she has navigated it with grace, pursuing her passions while maintaining a strong connection to her heritage and family legacy, so to mark the day, we are featuring the most important family heirloom in the Duchess’ possession: the Alba Pearl and Diamond Tiara!
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh continued their 6-month Commonwealth Tour in Jamaica, on this day in 1953, following Tours around the United Kingdom after the Queen’s Coronation. The stops in Bermuda and Jamaica were followed by visits to Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon, Aden, Uganda, Malta and Gibraltar.
[Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara | Diamond Tiara | Diamond Circlet | Queen Alexandra’s Turquoise Circlet | Diamond Chandelier Earrings | Seed Pearl Choker | Diamond and Pearl Brooch | Drapers’ Company Brooch | Aquamarine Brooch | Diamond Brooch | Pearl Bow Brooch | Norwegian Royal Tiaras | The Jewels of Queen Maud of Norway]
[Empress Maria Feodorovna’s Pearl Wave Tiara | Pearl Drop Tiara | Maria Feodorovna’s Sapphire Bandeau | Sapphire Choker | Pearl Earrings | Russian Sapphire Cluster Brooch | Diamond Pendant | Sapphire and Pearl Brooch | Sapphire Brooch | Diamond Pendant]