Raine, Countess Spencer’s Tiara

Today marks the 5th Anniversary of the Death of Raine, Countess Spencer, who died on this day in 2016! The ‘Triple Countess’ who was the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Countess had access to many splendid jewellery collections, but today’s piece, her versatile Pearl and Diamond Tiara, was a part of her personal jewellery collection! Continue reading

Countess Karin Bernadotte’s Tiara

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Death of Countess Karin Bernadotte af Wisborg, who died on this day in 1991! The daughter of a Stockholm Businessman, when Karin Nissvandt married Prince Lennart of Sweden, Duke of Småland, the son of Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, in 1932, he lost his titles and succession rights, being known as Mr and Mrs Bernadotte for almost 20 years before he was granted into the nobility of Luxembourg as Count of Wisborg, and his wife became a Countess of Wisborg, all while settled on the Island of Mainau, inherited from the Baden Royal Family.  Today’s piece is quite unusual for the Royal Watcher, featuring a very unusual faux Tiara! Continue reading