Queen Marie-Jose’s Bow Brooch

An early and illustrious contender for this years Royal Jewels at Auction, this Diamond Bow Brooch is going be be auctioned at the Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale on April 26th in New York. It belonged to Queen Marie-Jose, the last Queen of Italy. Continue reading

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Wedding of Filippos Lemos and Marianna Goulandris

Greek socialites Filippos Lemos and Marianna Goulandris got married at the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in London on February 4th. Two Kings, four Queens, six Crown Princes and Princesses, and twelve Princes and Princesses from British, Dutch, Spanish, Iranian, Greek , Luxembourgish, and Yugoslavian royals families were in attendance. Several Royal children served as members of the bridal party. Continue reading

Hesse Ears of Wheat Tiara

The Hesse Ears of Wheat Tiara was a wedding gift to an Italian Princess who died in a Nazi concentration camp. It was among the jewels recovered in the famous Hesse Jewelry Heist, while many others were lost. The Hesse Ears of Wheat Tiara has been worn by the female members of the former German Hesse royal family at weddings and glittering events in the present day. Continue reading

Savoy Knot and Star Tiara

The Savoy Aosta Knot and Star Tiara is a sparkler that has graced the heads of the female members of the Aosta branch of the Italian Royal Family. Made by the celebrated jeweller Musy in 1895, the tiara features a base of Savoy knots, topped with alternating diamond sprays and stars. The piece is very flexible, and can be worn with just the diamond stars, another configuration features the Savoy knot base topped with cabochon emeralds. Continue reading

Yugoslavian Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara

This glittering Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara was worn by a series of women that spent their lives in exile. Princess Nicholas of Greece spent parts of her life exiled from Russia and Greece due to politics. Her daughter, Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, was exiled with her husband after the Allies took-over Yugoslavia during WWII. Her daughter-in-law, Princess Maria-Pia, was exiled from her native Italy at an early age. The diamond-set motif is filled with filigree motifs and diamond clusters, as well as detachable diamond clusters. We are using the name: Yugoslavian Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara, because there is no known name of this peace, and because it was worn mostly by Princess Paul of Yugoslavia. Continue reading