The Jewels of Infanta Pilar of Spain

Today marks the 85th Birthday of the late Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, the elder sister of King Juan Carlos. The late Infanta possessed a spectacular jewellery collection, and over the last few days leading up to the anniversary, we have been featuring some of the most splendid pieces, which we are rounding up today! Continue reading

Infanta Pilar’s Sapphire Tiara

This week marks the 85th Birthday of the late Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, the elder sister of King Juan Carlos. The late Infanta possessed a spectacular jewellery collection, and over the last few days leading up to the anniversary, we have been featuring some of the most splendid piece, finishing with Infanta Pilar’s Sapphire Tiara! Continue reading

Miller Fringe Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark, who turns 25 today! The eldest grandchild of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie and a goddaughter of the Prince of Wales, who studied photography at Parsons and has modelled for Dolce & Gabbana, Princess Maria Olympia is the only Greek Princess of her generation, and owns this spectacular Tiara, which is not a Royal Heirloom but a piece that comes from her wealthy maternal family!    Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria-Ana’s Pearl Négligée Brooch

Today marks the 160th Anniversary of the Death of Grand Duchess Maria-Ana of Luxembourg, who was born on this in 1861! Born Infanta Maria-Ana of Portugal, daughter of the deposed King Miguel of Portugal, she grew up in the Austro-Hungarian Empire before marrying the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and having six daughters, two of whom became Grand Duchesses, among them Grand Duchess Charlotte. After serving as Regent of Luxembourg between 1908 to 1912, Grand Duchess Maria-Ana lived mainly at Schloss Hohenburg in Bavaria, before joining the Grand Ducal Family when they fled Europe into exile in the United States, where she passed away in 1942. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring one of Grand Duchess Maria-Ana’s most splendid heirlooms, her Pearl Négligée! Continue reading

Queen Anne Marie’s Van Cleef & Arpels Suite

Happy Birthday to Princess Alexia of Greece, who turns 56 today! The eldest daughter of King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, granddaughter of four Sovereigns, and niece of Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Queen Sofia of Spain, she has attended a plethora of glittering occasions, wearing a plethora of royal heirlooms, but today’s piece has garnered some attention, by appearing at sale last year! Continue reading