Arco-Zinneberg Sapphire Earrings
Happy Birthday to Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, the Princess Napoléon, who turns 35 today! The illustrious Countess, a descendent of the Habsburg, Savoys, and Wittelsbachs, married to the Head of the House of Bonaparte, Princess Napoléon wears an enormous Diamond Engagement ring from Empress Eugénie, which was dramatically stolen and recovered, and since we have already covered the Savoy-Aosta Choker/Bandeau Tiara, today gives us the perfect opportunity to feature the Arco-Zinneberg Sapphire Earrings!
Empress Elisabeth’s Diamond Stars
Today marks the 185th Anniversary of the Birth of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who was born on this day in 1837! The stunning Bavarian Duchess who became a glamorous and restless Empress before being tragically assassinated, Empress Elisabeth of Austria possessed some spectacular jewels, but the most iconic pieces were her Diamond Stars!
Wedding of Archduke Felix of Austria and Princess Anna-Eugénie of Arenberg, 1952
Wedding of Archduke Georg of Austria and Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg, 1997
Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives and Heads of State and Representatives of 121 Countries joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19th, followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, had been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week.
Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace
Ahead of the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey tomorrow, the British Royal Family hosted a Reception for visiting Heads of State and Representatives at Buckingham Palace, which is stated to be one of the largest gatherings of Heads of State in History. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, has been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week, with the Funeral at Westminster Abbey tomorrow to be followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Continue reading
Wedding of Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, daughter of Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium, married William Isvy at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels on September 10th, following a Civil Ceremony at the Brussels City Hall.
Archduchess Eilika’s Aquamarine Pendant
Happy Birthday to Archduchess Eilika of Austria, who turns 50 today! The Oldenburg Duchess married to the younger brother of the Head of the House of Habsburg, who is the Hungarian Ambassador to France, Archduchess Eilika has many opportunities to wear grand jewels, but her most prominent piece is this spectacular Aquamarine Pendant. Continue reading