Today marks the Anniversary of the birth of Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, who was born on this day in 1897. As the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, she had an enormous jewellery collection, which included Queen Victoria’s Sapphire Tiara and a Fringe Tiara, but the highlight of which we are featuring today, the Harewood Scroll Tiara- Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Lady Pamela Hicks, who turns 90 today! The younger daughter of Lord Mountbatten, first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen’s bridesmaid and lady-in-waiting, who married a influential interior designer, Lady Pamela has had a fascinating life, and after featuring a Tiara she reportedly still owns, today we are taking a look at an illustrious jewel no longer in her possession, the Mountbatten Tiara- Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Frederica of Greece, who was born on this day in 1917. The only daughter of the Duke of Brunswick and Princess Viktoria Louise of Prussia, who became the Queen Consort of Greece, Queen Frederica wore a variety of glittering jewels, one of which we are featuring today, her versatile Diamond Art Deco Clip Brooches- Continue reading
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain, who died on this day in 1969. While many of her jewels remain with the Spanish Royal Family, and are now worn by Queen Sofia and Queen Letizia, today we are featuring a gift from her illustrious godmother which was sold during exile and then ended up in the Iranian Royal collection, worn by three tragic Consorts who were exiled from their countries. To mark the Anniversary of Queen Victoria Eugenie’s death, we are taking a look at Empress Eugenie’s Emeralds- Continue reading
Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the Death of Crown Princess Märtha of Norway, the mother of King Harald, who tragically died of cancer on this day in 1954. While the Norwegian Emerald Parure is probably is most well known contribution to the royal vault, today we are featuring a piece that was made for her but never worn, and is now seen on Crown Princess Mette Marit.
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Ingrid of Denmark, the Swedish Princess who became the beloved Danish Queen and the mother of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. To mark the anniversary, we are taking a look at her Diamond Pendant.
Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, who turns 70 today! The Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Her Majesty has an increasingly semi-official role in the Romanian Republic and is present at a plethora of royal events. However, after over seven decades in exile, the Romanian Royal Family have relatively few remaining heirloom jewels, one of which we are featuring today!
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Mary, the Queen’s grandmother, who died on this day in 1953. While a lot of her jewels are frequently seen on the Queen these days, to mark the anniversary to day, we are featuring a jewel now frequently worn by Lady Sarah Chatto, the Queen’s niece. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Princess Eugenie of York, who turns 29 today! Despite being a grand daughter of the Queen, and 9th-in-line of succession, she doesn’t have a significant jewellery collection, but we are focusing on a recent addition to her jewellery box, her Wedding Earrings. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, who turns 63 today! The Cuban aristocrats who is the Consort of the world’s only Grand Duchy, the Grand Duchess has access to one of the largest Royal Jewellery collections. However, to mark her birthday, we are featuring her versatile Diamond Rosettes, which were worn for one very momentous occasion.