Queen Soraya’s Emerald Tiara

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

Countess Mountbatten’s Diamond Wave Brooch

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.

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Infanta Cristina’s Sapphire Suite

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

Queen Fabiola’s Diamond Sautoir

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