Royal and Noble Debutantes from around the world attended Le Bal des Débutantes at the Shangri La Hotel in Paris on November 25th. Le Bal is organised by Ophélie Renouard to celebrate honourable young women from Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, while raising funds for charity.
Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Archduchess Maria Immaculata of Austria-Tuscany, Duchess of Württemberg, who passed away on this day in 1968. While many of the jewels of the Archduchess were auctioned at Sotheby’s earlier this month, the Württemberg Ruby Tiara remains a treasured heirloom!
Royal Guests and Relatives from around Europe joined the Württemberg Royal Family to celebrate the Wedding of Duchess Mathilde of Württemberg and Hereditary Count Erich of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg at Schloss Altshausen on thus day in 1988, 35 years ago.
Today marks the 205th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom, who died on this day in 1818! Queen Charlotte’s Nuptial Crown was the petite jewel of the iconic British Queen which became the source of a decades-long dispute with Queen Victoria, but has remained with the House of Hannover for over a century and a half!
Today marks the 170th anniversary of the Death of Queen Maria II of Portugal, who passed away on this day in 1853! The Regnant Queen who reigned for over two turbulent decades before her tragic death, Queen Maria II’s Sapphire Tiara was an iconic Jewel that was an Heirloom of the Hohenzollern Princely Family for over a century before being auctioned in 2021, and was on display at the Palácio da Ajuda in Lisbon!
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Irene of Hesse, who passed away on this day in 1953! The Hesse Princess (sister of the last Tsarina of Russia) who was married to her Prussian cousin, and were known as ‘The Very Amiables’ despite decades of family tragedies, Princess Irene possessed this splendid Diamond Fleur-de-Lys Tiara, which remains a family heirloom!
Today, Sol Matossián y Márquez, a great-great-great granddaughter of King Alfonso XII and Queen Maria Cristina, is marrying Nicholas Green in a religious ceremony in Madrid. Sol is set to wear her maternal family’s bridal tiara, an Emerald and Diamond Floral Tiara, whose origins go back to Queen Isabella II.
Happy Birthday to Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, who turns 56 today! The Bavarian Duchess married to the Heir and Regent of the small Alpine Principality, the Hereditary Princess has worn some spectacular Heirloom Jewels, which includes this striking Sapphire and Diamond Suite!
Today marks the 165th Anniversary of the Birth of Empress Auguste Viktoria of Germany, who was born on this day in 1858! The last Kaiserin of Germany, the Empress possessed a plethora of important jewels, of which not much is publicly known, so to mark the day, we are featuring the splendid Prussian Sapphire and Pearl Brooch!
Today marks the 170th Anniversary of the Birth of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha and Edinburgh, who was born on this day in 1853! The imperious Romanov Grand Duchess who became Queen Victoria’s daughter-in-law and the Consort of a Sovereign German Duke, the Tsar’s only daughter came to England with a spectacular jewellery collection which became the source of family strife!