Later today, Princess Armand d’Arenbeg will be buried at the Parish Church near the Family Seat at the Château de Gerbéviller. The Princess, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 101, was the eldest of the three daughters of Charles de Lambertye-Gerbéviller, Marquis de Gerbéviller and Lorena Sancho-Mata y Contreras, and married Prince Armand-Louis Hélie d’Arenberg in 1941, having two children. The couple inherited the Château from her father and it remains the Family Home, though these spectacular Diamond Earrings that we are featuring today are no longer in their possession!
Today marks the centenary of the death of Adele, Countess of Essex, who died on this day in 1922! The American Heiress who married the 7th Earl of Essex and was a vegetarian activist, the Countess owned an iconic Heirloom that was once loaned to Lady Churchill, the Romanian Crown Princess and Rihanna, which has now become an iconic part of the Cartier Collection: The Cartier Essex Tiara
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of the infamous Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, who passed away on this day in 1993! The glamorous Heiress who married & divorced an American Golfer before becoming a Duchess and being the victim of a notorious divorce case, the Duchess had an amazing jewellery collection (which we will feature soon), and on this anniversary we are focusing on her Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Brooch!
Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Cornwall, who turns 75 today! While the future Queen can beautifully carry off some massive Tiaras and has a large collection of chokers and modern jewels among a series of royal heirlooms, she also wears some spectacular heirlooms from her own family, which include the Cubitt-Shand Tiara! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Lady Glenconner, who celebrates her 90th Birthday today! The illustrious daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester and Lady Elizabeth Yorke who grew up at the magnificent Holkham Hall, was a Maid-of-Honour at the Queen’s Coronation, married the eccentric Baron Glenconner who developed Mustique, later becoming Princess Margaret’s Lady-in-Waiting, and now a bestselling Author, Lady Glenconner has lived a varied life, often wearing spectacular jewels, which includes her versatile Tiara!
Today marks the 5th Anniversary of the Death of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, who passed away on this day in 2017! The accomplished aristocrat who was the Chief Court Mistress, the highest ranking non-royal woman in Sweden, Countess Alice attended countless Galas, always wearing this striking Diamond Floral Tiara nestled in her bouffant!
Today marks the 35th Anniversary of the Death of Mary Somerset, the Duchess of Beaufort, who passed away on this day in 1987! The former Teck Princess, a nice of Queen Mary, who married the illustrious Duke of Beaufort, the Duchess, who was an accomplished equestrian, possessed some spectacular jewels, which included this Pearl and Diamond Bandeau Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the 135th Anniversary of the Birth of Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck, the Duchess of Portland, who was born on this day in 1887! The accomplished Aristocrat who became the last Duchess of Portland, the Duchess possessed a spectacular Jewellery Collection, which included this splendid Antique Diamond Necklace! Continue reading
Today marks the 5th Anniversary of the Death of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who passed away on this day in 2017! The first cousin of the late Duke of Edinburgh, who lost her father, mother-in-law, and son in the tragic IRA assassination that made her a Countess in her own right, Lady Mountbatten had a spectacular jewellery collection, some of which was sold last year, and included this sentimental Diamond Wave Brooch.