Princess Sibylla’s 5-Strand Pearl Necklace

Happy Birthday to Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern, who turns 85 today! King Carl XVI Gustaf’s second elder sister who married a Hohenzollern Prince and lives in Majorca, Princess Birgitta has owned and worn some splendid Jewels from the Swedish Royal and Hohenzollern collections, which includes today’s features: Princess Sibylla’s 5-Strand Pearl Necklace!

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Empress Frederick’s Pearl Earrings 

Today marks the 90th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Sophia of Greece, who died on this day in 1932! The third daughter of Kaiser Friedrich III of Germany and Victoria, the Princess Royal, who become the much exiled Queen of the Hellenes, Queen Sophia had a splendid Jewellery Collection, and to mark the anniversary, we are featuring Empress Fredrick’s Pearl and Diamond Earrings! Continue reading

Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the death of Infanta Maria de la Paz, Princess of Bavaria, who died on this day in 1946 after falling from the stairs! Infanta Paz was the third daughter and fourth surviving children of Queen Isabella II of Spain and King Consort Francisco de Asís. In 1883, she married her first cousin, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria. The couple lived a long and happy marriage that produced three children. They lived a quiet and simple life in Nymphenburg Palace, in Munich. The Infanta was a beloved member of both her Borbón and Wittelsbach family, about who everyone always spoke with affection. She dedicated her life to her family, to charitable work, and to the arts, writing books and poetry. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring her Fleur de Lys ‘Sunburst’ Tiara! Continue reading

Grand Duchess Victoria Melita’s Emerald Tiara

Today marks the 145th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha | Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia, who was born on this day in 1876! The daughter of a British Prince and Russian Grand Duchess who became the Sovereigns of the illustrious German Duchy, she first married the Grand Duke of Hesse and then Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, who became the Russian Tsar in exile. Grand Duchess Victoria Melita lived a fascinating life and possessed a plethora of important jewels, so today we are featuring her splendid Emerald Tiara! Continue reading

Hesse Emerald Brooch

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Sophie of Greece and Hannover, who died on this day in 2001! The sister of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Sophie was married first to Prince Christoph of Hesse and then after his untimely death during the Second World War, married Prince George William of Hanover, being a constant presence at Greek, British, and German Royal events throughout the 20th century. To mark the anniversary we are featuring one of Princess Sophie’s most important Heirloom Jewels: The Hesse Emerald Brooch!

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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