Happy Birthday to Princess Maria Beatrice ‘Titi’ of Savoy, who turns 80 today! The youngest child of King Umberto II of Italy and Princess Marie Jose of Belgium, Princess Maria Beatrice has not worn many Heirlooms of the House of Savoy, but did prominently wear the Savoy Ears of Wheat and Flower Tiara!
Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Elena of Italy, who was born on this day in 1873! The Montenegrin Princess who became the second Italian Queen during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, Queen Elena possessed the spectacular Jewels of the House of Savoy, but one of her personal Jewels was this Musy Emerald Tiara!
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Infanta María Cristina, Countess of Marone, who was born on this day in 1911! The youngest daughter of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie, who become Countess of Marone after her morganatic marriage, so to mark this occasion, we are featuring her Diamond Tiara!
Royal and Noble Debutantes from around the world attended Le Bal des Débutantes at the Shangri La Hotel in Paris on November 26th. The annual charity event launched prominent young women into society, and raises funds for Enfants d’Asie, an organization which provides education for girls in Southeast Asia, and Seleni, a non-profit organisation that finances research in healthcare for adolescent mothers.
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Elena of Italy, who passed away on this day in 1952! The Montenegrin Princess who became the second Italian Queen during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, Queen Elena possessed the spectacular Jewels of the House of Savoy, but her most worn Jewel was Queen Margherita’s Savoy Knot Tiara!
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Infanta Beatriz, Princess of Civitella-Cesi, who died on this day in 2002! The Spanish Princess who married an illustrious Italian Aristocrat, and lived a glamours life in Rome, Infanta Beatriz possessed a spectacular jewellery collection, and since we’ve already covered her Aquamarine Parure, today we are featuring her Bulgari Diamond Necklace!
Today marks the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Mafalda of Savoy, Landgravine of Hesse, who was born on this day in 1902! The Italian Princess who married a German Prince and died in a Nazi Concentration Camp, Princess Mafalda possessed some spectacular Jewels, the highlight of which was this splendid Amethyst Tiara and Parure! Continue reading
Today marks the 105th Anniversary of the Birth of the late Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, who was born on this day in 1917! The daughter of the Duke of Parma and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria who married the Duke of Calabria and became the aunt of King Juan Carlos of Spain, Infanta Alicia possessed an absolutely spectacular collection of Heirloom Jewels, the highlight of which was Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl Necklace!