Today marks the 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Cecilie, Grand Duchess of Hesse, who was born on this day in 1911! The Duke of Edinburgh’s sister who married the Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and died in a tragic plane crash, Princess Cecilie possessed some splendid jewels, the most prominent of which was the Hesse Strawberry Leaf Tiara, but today we are revealing exclusive information about the spectacular Hesse Star Tiara!
Today marks the 90th Birthday of Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria, Dowager Princess von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg! The Bavarian Princess married into the illustrious Princely Family, the Princess has worn many magnificent jewels, but today’s piece is not a Bavarian or Waldburg Zeil Heirloom. To mark Princess Marie Gabrielle’s 90th birthday, we are featuring the magnificent Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, one of the most famous, yet most frequently misidentified, Royal Jewels which passed from the British Royal Family to Royal Families in Neustrelitz, Montenegro, and possibly Patiala before returning to Germany!
Happy Birthday to Archduchess Valerie, Margravine of Baden, who turns 80 today! An Archduchess of Austria-Tuscany married to Head of illustrious House of Baden, one of Germany’s premier Royal Families, the Archduchess has worn much of the massive jewellery collection of the House of Zähringen, which we are featuring today!
Today marks the 95th Anniversary of the Birth of the late Paula, Princess of Fürstenberg, who was born on this day in 1926! A Countess zu Königsegg-Aulendorf who married the Prince zu Fürstenberg, the Head of the illustrious and wealthy German Princely Family, the late Princess wore quite a few family heirlooms, so we are featuring the Fürstenberg Tiaras!
The major European Auction Houses are having their annual spring Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and so we are featuring the splendid highlight of the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva this week, the Hohenzollern Sapphire Parure! Continue reading