Queen Sophia’s Diamond Bracelet Bandeau

Happy Birthday to Princess Astrid of Norway, who turns 87 today! The middle child and second daughter of King Olav V of Norway and Princess Martha of Sweden, elder sister of King Harald, who served as ‘First Lady’ for her grandfather and father, the Princess has an illustrious Jewellery Collection, including today’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara- Continue reading

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Airlie Tiara

Happy Birthday to Virginia Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie, who turns 86 today! The American-born wife of the Earl of Airlie, the Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle and the former Lord Chamberlain to the Queen Mother, the Countess has been the Queen’s Lady of the Bedchamber since 1973, and is also the sister-in-law of Princess Alexandra of Kent. She recently regained attention for giving the American President a strong handshake. To mark her birthday, we are taking a look at the heirloom Airlie Tiara, not the same as her sister-in-law’s Ogilvy TiaraContinue reading

Queen Maria Christina’s Mellerio Pearl Necklace

Today marks the 90th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Maria Christina of Spain, the Austrian Archduchess who married King Alfonso XII of Spain and then served as the Regent for her posthumous son, King Alfonso XIII of Spain. While we have already featured her Cartier Loop Tiara recently worn by Queen Letizia, to mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at her Mellerio Pearl Necklace-

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Countess of Lichfield’s Tiaras

Happy Birthday to Leonora, Countess of Lichfield, who turns 70 today! Born Lady Leonora Grosvenor, the elder daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster and Hon Viola Maud Lyttelton, she was the sister of the late 6th Duke of Westminster and the former Duchess of Roxburghe. In 1975, she married society photographer Patrick Anson, the 5th Earl of Lichfield, son of Princess Anne of Denmark, née Bowes-Lyon, and became the Countess of Lichfield, and the sister-in-law of society party planner, Lady Elizabeth Shakerley. The couple had three children but divorced in 1986, and since she has not remarried she still retains the title. The Countess has also been an extra lady-in-waiting to the Princess Royal since 1979. To mark her special birthday, we are taking a look at the Countess of Lichfield’s Tiaras-

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Ocean Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Charlene of Monaco, who turns 41 today! Unlike her other European counterparts, when she married Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2011, she found herself with few heirloom jewels, which went to Princess Caroline, and instead started building up her own jewellery collection, like her late mother-in-law, Princess Grace. To mark Princess Charlene’s birthday, we are featuring her Ocean Tiara- Continue reading