Princess Irene’s Diamond Circle Necklace

Happy Birthday to Princess Irene of Greece, who turns 80 today! The youngest daughter of King Paul of Greece and Princess Frederica of Hanover, and the sister of King Constantine of Greece and Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Irene has attended a plethora glittering events, though except for the Greek Pearl and Diamond Necklace Tiara and Queen Sophie’s Diamond Circle Tiara, she does not possess the large collection of her sister and sister-in-law, though today’s piece is one of her few major jewels: Princess Irene’s Diamond Circle Necklace!  Continue reading

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna’s Sapphires

Today marks the anniversary of the Death of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, Princess Nicholas of Greece, the only daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin who married Prince Nicholas of Greece and became the mother of Princess Paul of YugoslaviaPrincess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Princess Elisabeth, Countess of Törring-Jettenbach, Grand Duchess Elena possessed many spectacular jewels, including a collection of Sapphire Jewels!

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Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirova’s Crown Brooch

Today marks the 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna / Princess Nicholas of Greece, who was born on this day in 1882! The only daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin who married Prince Nicholas of Greece and was the mother of of Princess Paul of YugoslaviaPrincess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Princess Elisabeth, Countess of Törring-Jettenbach, Grand Duchess Elena possessed many spectacular jewels, including today’s Diamond Crown Brooch! Continue reading