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
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 Tiara– Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Margaret, the Queen’s late sister, who died on this day in 2002. As one of the leading members of the Royal Century for her entire life, the late Princess had a huge jewelry collection, including today’s Ruby Girandole Earrings- Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Anne Parsons, Countess of Rosse, the mother of Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, mother-in-law of Princess Margaret, and one of the founders of The Victorian Society. One of the society beauties of her day, the Countess attended a plethora of glittering events, often wearing the glittering Emerald Parure we are featuring today- Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Princess Marie of Denmark, who turns 43 today! The French born second wife of Queen Margrethe’s second son, Princess Marie attends a plethora of glittering Royal Events, but has relatively few heirloom jewels at her disposal. However among the jewels she does have is this versatile heirloom Sapphire Brooch/Pendant.
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-
Happy Birthday to Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who turns 47 today! The Australian commoner who is set to be the future Queen of Denmark, she has a variety of hierloom jewels at her disposal, but Crown Princess Mary is also building a collection of modern jewels, including the various Aquamarine Jewels we are featuring today!
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-
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
Happy Birthday to Princess Caroline of Monaco and Hanover, who turns 62 today! The elder sister of Prince Albert II and only beneficiary of her grandmother, Princess Charlotte, and mother, Princess Grace, Princess Caroline has a magnificent jewellery collection, but today’s piece is a newer acquisition.