Le Bal des Débutantes 2022

Royal and Noble Debutantes from around the world attended Le Bal des Débutantes at the Shangri La Hotel in Paris on November 26th. The annual charity event launched prominent young women into society, and raises funds for Enfants d’Asie, an organization which provides education for girls in Southeast Asia, and Seleni, a non-profit organisation that finances research in healthcare for adolescent mothers.

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Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl Necklace

Today marks the 105th Anniversary of the Birth of the late Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, who was born on this day in 1917! The daughter of the Duke of Parma and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria who married the Duke of Calabria and became the aunt of King Juan Carlos of Spain, Infanta Alicia possessed an absolutely spectacular collection of Heirloom Jewels, the highlight of which was Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl Necklace!   

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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.  

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Queen Marie Antoinette’s Diamond Bracelets

Today marks the 170th Anniversary of the death of Princess Marie Thérèse of France, Duchess of Angoulêmewho died on this day in 1851! Madame Royale was the eldest daughter of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette and the only one who survived the revolution and reached adulthood. In 1799, she married her first cousin, Louis Antoine, Duke de Angoulême and the couple served as King and Queen of France for approximately 20 minutes in 1830. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring Queen Marie Antoinette’s Diamond Bracelets, that will be auctioned at Christie’s next month. Continue reading

Countess of Paris’ Action Française Tiara

Today marks the 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Isabelle, Countess of Paris, who was born on this day in 1911! The Orléans-Bragança Princess married Henri, Count of Paris, becoming the “de jure” Queen of the French for most of her life, Madame possessed a splendid collection of jewels, the most prominent of which was the historic Orléans Sapphire Parure, so to mark this Anniversary, we are featuring her Mellerio Sapphire Tiara, also known as the Action Française Tiara! Continue reading