Dutch Emerald Parure

Happy Birthday to the Princess of Orange, who is turning 19 today! The eldest of the Dutch Royal ‘A-Team’ who is set to be the fourth Queen Regnant of the Netherlands, the Dutch Heiress has expressed an interest in royal jewels (If you are reading this YRH, we have some suggestions), and has already worn quite a few splendid jewels from the massive family collection, including pieces from the spectacular Dutch Emerald Parure! 

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Today in Royal History | December 7


The 19th Birthday of the Princess of Orange

[Dutch Diamond Stars | Dutch Emerald Parure | Mellerio Ruby Tiara | Dutch Royal Jewels]

The Death of Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy and Bourbon-Parma in 2001

[Princess Maria Francesca’s Diamond Tiara]

The 44th Birthday of Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand

The Death of Lady Zia Wernher in 1977


The Wedding of Prince Bertil of Sweden in 1976

Royal Events OTD

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Train Tour in 2020

Radziwiłł Tiara on Auction in 2020

The Danish-UK Association Gala Dinner in 2018

Countess of Wessex at the Golden Hockey Ball in 2016

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at Royal Foundation Reception in 2016

Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko in Nepal in 1960

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Today in Royal History | December 6


The 38th Birthday of Princess Sofia of Sweden

[Wedding Tiara | Napoleonic Amethyst Parure | Cut Steel Bandeau | Six-Button Tiara | Four-Button Tiara]

The Death of Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough in 1964

[Marlborough Tiara]

The Birth of Duchess Alexandrine of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1820

[Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Emerald Necklace Tiara]


The Wedding of Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria and Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum in 2008

The Wedding of Prince Takamado of Japan in 1984

Royal Events OTD

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Train Tour in 2020

Anglo-Danish Society Dinner in London in 2019

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephenie is expecting a Baby in 2019

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Latvia in 2018

Spanish Constitution 40th Anniversary in 2018

Royal Variety Performance 2016

Royal Gala Performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ in 1950

Danish Reception at Victoria & Albert Museum in 1948

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Today in Royal History | December 5


The Death of King Michael of Romania in 2017

The Death of Queen Fabiola of Belgium in 2014

[Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara | Diamond Sautoir | Waterfall Brooch | Tunisian Parure | Aquamarines]

The Death of Daphne Fielding, Marchioness of Bath in 1997

[Bath Tiara]

The 40th Birthday of Lady Alexandra Hooper

[Mountbatten Pearl Star Tiara]

The Death of Princess Alice of Greece in 1969

[Princess Andrew’s Meander Tiara | Queen’s Engagement Ring | Wedding Gift Bracelet | Pearl Star Tiara]]

The Birth of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 1927

The Death of Princess Augusta, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1916

[Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara | Cambridge Sapphire Parure]

Royal Events OTD

Princess Aiko’s 20th Birthday in 2021

Royal Film Performance of ‘1917 in 2019

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Cyprus in 2018

Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2017

The Queen’s 80th Birthday Dinner in 2006

Queen in Gambia in 1961

The Italian Royal Family at the Vatican in 1929

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Countess Spencer’s Tourmaline Brooch

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Cynthia, Countess Spencer, who passed away on this day in 1972! The daughter of the Duke of Abercorn who married the 7th Earl Spencer and was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother for 35 years, Lady Spencer is perhaps best known for being the grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales and also possessed the spectacular Jewellery Collection of the Spencer Family, the highlight of which are the Honeysuckle Tiara and Spencer Tiara but today we are featuring another important family heirloom; the Spencer Tourmaline Brooch/Pendant!

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Princess Anne of Denmark’s Diamond Necklace

Today marks the 105th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Anne of Denmark, who was born on this day in 1917! 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, so Princess Anne wore a variety of splendid jewels, which included this spectacular Diamond Necklace! Continue reading