Queen Margrethe’s Modern Turquoises

Prince Henrik of Denmark, consort for 46 years, passed away this week, and to honour his memory, we are taking a look at some of his glittering gifts to the Danish Royal Ladies over the years. Click HERE to learn about Queen Margrethe’s Engagement Ring, HERE for Crown Princess Mary’s Diamond Flower Brooch, and HERE for Queen Margrethe’s Gold, Ruby, and Pearl Parure. Today’s feature is Queen Margrethe’s Modern Turquoises, which she often coordinates with her set of antique turquoises (inherited from Queen Ingrid), including the Turquoise Daisy Tiara. Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s Gold, Ruby, and Pearl Parure

Prince Henrik of Denmark, consort for 46 years, passed away this week, and to honour his memory, we are taking a look at some of his glittering gifts to the Danish Royal Ladies over the years. Click HERE to learn about Queen Margrethe’s Engagement Ring, and HERE for Crown Princess Mary’s Diamond Flower Brooch. Today’s feature is Queen Margrethe’s Gold, Ruby, and Pearl Parure Continue reading

Habsburg Pearl and Diamond Bandeau

Happy 25th Anniversary to Archduke Karl and Archduchess Francesca von Habsburg! In honour of their anniversary, we are taking a look at the wedding Tiara. An antique bandeau made of diamond motifs with pearls, this tiara is reputed to have been once owned by Empress ‘Sissi’ of Austria, though no photographic proof exists. A similar (if not the same) bandeau was worn by Princess Adelheid of Prussia, née Saxe-Meiningen, aunt of Archduchess Regina. (h/t to Stefan) Continue reading

Luxembourg Royal Tiaras

Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg are going to be starting their three-day State Visit to Japan, which includes a glittering State Banquet, tomorrow! Grand Duchess Maria Theresa pulled out of the visit due to her fear of flying, replaced by Princess Alexandra on her first State Visit. As the world’s only Grand Duchy, the family has one of the largest jewellery collections (with over twenty Tiaras as compared to the three tiaras at the use of their cousin, Queen Mathilde, in Belgium). In honour of the upcoming visit, we are taking a (long overdue) look at the vast Luxembourg Grand Ducal Tiara collection-
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