Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna’s Diamond Necklace

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia, Princess of Leiningen, who died on this day in 1951! The elder daughter of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna was the sister of Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Kira, Princess of Prussia, growing up in exile in France and Germany before she married the 6th Prince of Leiningen in 1925. The Prince and Princess of Leiningen had seven children, including Prince Karl of Leiningen and Princess Margarita of Hohenzollern, and remained married until his death in a Russian Concentration Camp in 1946, with the Grand Duchess passing away in 1951. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna’s spectacular Diamond Necklace! Continue reading

Wedding of Prince Philippos of Greece

The Religious Wedding of Prince Philippos of Greece, the youngest son of King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, and Nina Nastassja Flohr (wearing a Chanel Gown and the Antique Corsage Tiara) in a Religious Ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens on October 23rd. The couple got married in a Civil Ceremony in Switzerland last December. and had a Pre-Wedding Party at Lake Vouliagmeni. Continue reading

Prussian Ruby Parure

Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia, who was born on this day in 1886! Daughter of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, she married the German Crown Prince Wilhelm, in 1905. The couple had four sons and two daughters, though the marriage was very unhappy, ending up in separation. Cecilie had a splendid jewellery collection, full of old family heirlooms and contemporary pieces. To mark this occasion, we are taking a look at the Prussian Ruby Demi-Parure! Continue reading

Princess Victoria Louise’s Köchert Diamond Brooch

Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick, who was born on this day in 1892! To mark the Anniversary of the birth of the Kaiser’s only daughter who married the Head of the House of Hanover and spent a long life at the centre of German Royal and Noble circles, we are featuring her illustrious Diamond Brooch! Continue reading