Today marks the 5th Anniversary of the Death of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, who passed away on this day in 2017! The accomplished aristocrat who was the Chief Court Mistress, the highest ranking non-royal woman in Sweden, Countess Alice attended countless Galas, always wearing this striking Diamond Floral Tiara nestled in her bouffant!
Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled their first joint portrait at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, which featured the Duchess wearing a historic heirloom from her namesake predecessor; The Duchess of Cambridge’s Pearl Pendant Brooch!
Today marks the 35th Anniversary of the Death of Mary Somerset, the Duchess of Beaufort, who passed away on this day in 1987! The former Teck Princess, a nice of Queen Mary, who married the illustrious Duke of Beaufort, the Duchess, who was an accomplished equestrian, possessed some spectacular jewels, which included this Pearl and Diamond Bandeau Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Soraya of Iran, who was born on this day in 1932! The Shah’s second wife who became an Actress after their forced divorce and was known as the ‘Princess with the sad eyes’, Princess Soraya possessed a magnificent jewellery collection, much of which she retained after her divorce, but also wore heirlooms from the Iranian Treasury, which included this Emerald Tiara! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Gloucester, who turns 76 today! The wife of the Queen’s cousin, the Duchess has been a hardworking member of the Royal Family for 50 years, and possesses an enormous collection of heirloom jewellery, bigger than some main royal collections, which includes this splendid Emerald Necklace! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to the Countess of Paris, who turns 45 today! The Spanish-Austrian Aristocrat who is the Consort to a Pretender to the French Throne, the Countess does not have the spectacular jewellery collection of her predecessors, but today we are featuring one fo her most important jewels the French Crown Sapphire Earrings! Continue reading
Today marks the 135th Anniversary of the Birth of Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck, the Duchess of Portland, who was born on this day in 1887! The accomplished Aristocrat who became the last Duchess of Portland, the Duchess possessed a spectacular Jewellery Collection, which included this splendid Antique Diamond Necklace! Continue reading
Today marks the 5th Anniversary of the Death of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who passed away on this day in 2017! The first cousin of the late Duke of Edinburgh, who lost her father, mother-in-law, and son in the tragic IRA assassination that made her a Countess in her own right, Lady Mountbatten had a spectacular jewellery collection, some of which was sold last year, and included this sentimental Diamond Wave Brooch.
Happy Birthday to Infanta Cristina of Spain, who turns 57 today! The disgraced sister of King Felipe VI, the Infanta was a working member of the Spanish Royal family for almost three decades until she was set aside, due to her husband’s conviction for corruption. Throughout the years, Cristina amassed an interesting jewellery collection, with some heirloom jewels, namely her Grandmother’s Emerald Brooch, as well as some modern suites. To mark the day, we are featuring one of those modern acquisitions: the Sapphire Parure! Continue reading
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of the late Queen Fabiola of the Belgians, daughter of the Marquess and Marchioness of Casa Riera, Fabiola de Mora y Aragón was born on this day in Spain in 1928! While she did not had access to a massive family jewellery collection, like the ones of her counterparts, the Queen was able to assemble a decent collection throughout the decades, result of several acquisitions and gifts from her husband, King Baudouin, as well as some official gifts. To mark the day, we are featuring her Art-Déco Diamond Sautoir! Continue reading