Mecklenburg-Schwerin Fabergé Aquamarine Tiara

Today marks the 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who was born on this day in 1882! The Hanoverian Princess who became the last Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who was closely linked to the Danish and Prussian Royal Families, Grand Duchess Alexandra possessed some spectacular jewels, the most promninanto of which is this Fabergé Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara!

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Duchess of Devonshire’s Insect Brooches

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, who passed away on this day in 2014! The youngest of the infamous Mitford sisters who married 12th Duke of Devonshire and made Chatsworth into a glorious tourist destination, the Duchess possessed some spectacular Heirlooms of the Cavendish Family, but also added quite a few heirlooms into the collection, including these Insect Brooches.  Continue reading

Queen Sonja’s Aquamarine and Amethyst Suite

Happy Birthday to Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, who is celebrating her 51st Birthday today! The only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, and the only Princess of the Blood of her generation, Princess Märtha Louise has accumulated quite a substantial jewellery collection, which we featured last year, so today, we are looking at a jewel she has worn on loan from her mother: Queen Sonja’s Aquamarine and Amethyst Suite! Continue reading

Princess Marie Bonaparte’s Diamond Star Tiara

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Marie Bonaparte, Princess George of Greece and Denmark, who passed away on this day in 1962! The Bonaparte Princess who married a Greek Prince (an uncle of 3 Kings, 2 Queens and the Duke of Edinburgh among others), became a psychoanalyst, and rescued Freud from the Nazis, Princess Marie was a fascinating figure and today we are going to be featuring her Diamond Star Tiara! Continue reading

Princess Margaret of Bourbon-Parma’s Pearl Earrings

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Margaret of Denmark and Bourbon-Parma, who passed on this day in 1992. King Christian IX’s last surviving granddaughter, who was related to almost all European royals both by birth and marriage, and the mother of Queen Anne of Romania, the ‘Smiling Princess’ was generous and beloved but notoriously impoverished, so to mark the occasion, we are featuring her Pearl Earrings! Continue reading

Greville Tiara

Today marks the 80th Anniversary of the Death of Dame Margaret Greville, the Hon Mrs Greville, who was passed away on this day in 1942! The illegitimate daughter of a brewery millionaire, she married the son of a Baron, and became a noted Society Hostess, from her magnificent home at Polesden Lacey, getting close to the Queen Mother, to whom she left her enormous Jewellery Collection, so to mark the Anniversary today, we are featuring the Greville Tiara!

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