Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Bandeau

Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, who died on this day in 1965! The illustrious Bavarian Duchess who was the beloved Belgian Queen, Queen Mother, and Queen Grandmother, Queen Elisabeth possessed a meagre jewellery collection, with today’s Diamond Bandeau being one of her earliest surviving jewels.

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Queen Paola’s Pearl and Diamond Bow

Happy Birthday to Queen Paola of Belgium, who turns 83 today! The stunning Italian Aristocrat who married a younger brother of the Belgian King, she eventually became the Queen Consort and is the mother of the current King of the Belgians. Having one of the smaller jewellery collections among her contemporaries, today we are taking a look at a versatile piece in Queen Paola’s collection, her Pearl and Diamond Bow! Continue reading