Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Hélène of Orléans, Duchess of Aosta, who was born on this day in 1871! The Orléans Princess who married an Italian Prince and became a noted traveller and big-game hunter before becoming the Head of the Italian Red Cross, the Duchess possessed many splendid jewels, many of which have already been featured, so today we are featuring the Duchess’ splendid Emerald Necklace, one of her most well-known pieces today!
Today marks the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Doreen Knatchbull, Baroness Brabourne, who was born on this day in 1896! The daughter of the illustrious Irish Aristocrat who married a prominent Baron that became the Governor of Bombay and the Governor of Bengal, Lady Brabourne is more known for being the mother-in-law of Countess Mountbatten, and was one of the victims of the assassination of Lord Mountbatten. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring her splendid Art Deco Tiara and Parure, which we have been researching for many years!