Happy Birthday to Cik Puan Besar (Queen Dowager) Kalsom of Pahang, who turns 70 today! The consort of one of the most illustrious Malay States for almost three decades, Sultanah Kalsom has worn many splendid Tiaras, the most illustrious and spectacular of which is the Beauchamp Pearl and Diamond Tiara! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Queen Paola of Belgium, who turns 84 today! The beautiful Italian Aristocrat who married the younger brother of the Belgian King. Paola eventually became the Queen Consort and is the mother of the current King of the Belgians. With one of the smallest jewellery collections among her counterparts, today we are taking a look at her Half Moon Diamond and Pearl Earrings! Continue reading
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Death of Countess Karin Bernadotte af Wisborg, who died on this day in 1991! The daughter of a Stockholm Businessman, when Karin Nissvandt married Prince Lennart of Sweden, Duke of Småland, the son of Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, in 1932, he lost his titles and succession rights, being known as Mr and Mrs Bernadotte for almost 20 years before he was granted into the nobility of Luxembourg as Count of Wisborg, and his wife became a Countess of Wisborg, all while settled on the Island of Mainau, inherited from the Baden Royal Family. Today’s piece is quite unusual for the Royal Watcher, featuring a very unusual faux Tiara! Continue reading
Last night, Queen Silvia of Sweden delivered a big surprise when she wore a pair of coordinating emerald earrings with the historic Bernadotte Emerald Parure, which had previously consisted of a necklace and two brooches. To mark the occasion, we are featuring the spectacular Emerald Parure, which is one of the most historic jewels int he massive Swedish Royal Collection. Continue reading
Today marks the 90th anniversary of the death of Archduchess Isabella Hedwig Franziska Natalie, who died on this day in 1931. Born a Princess of the House of Croÿ, she married Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, in 1878. The couple had eight daughters and one son, who made prominent marriages within several European royal houses. To mark the day, we are taking a look at the Habsburg Peridot Parure! Continue reading
Today marks the 160th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Olga of Greece, who was born on this day in 1861! The Russian Grand Duchess who married the first Greek King and was the grandmother of the Duke of Edinburgh among Royals from Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Romania, Serbia, and Italy, Queen Olga possessed many magnificent jewels as Queen for almost five decades. To mark the anniversary of her Birth, we are featuring the splendid Greek Emerald Parure, which remains one of the Royal Family’s most spectacular Heirlooms!
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of the late Diana, Princess of Wales! We covered her Top 20 Jewels to mark the 20th Anniversary of her Death in 2017, a few of her other jewels for the 60th Anniversary of her Birth last month, and today, we are featuring the spectacular King Khalid Diamond Necklace! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Queen Anne Marie of Greece, who turns 75 today! The youngest daughter of King Frederik IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden, she married King Constantine II of Greece in 1964. Despite being exiled for more than five decades, as the sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, sister-in-law of Queen Sofia of Spain, cousin of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, King Harald V of Norway, and the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Anne Marie attends a plethora of glittering events, where she wears pieces from her spectacular jewel collection, including this Modern Diamond Necklace!
Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Augusta Victoria of Portugal, who died on this day in 1966! The eldest daughter of the Hohenzollern Furst and a Bourbon-Two Sicilies Princess who became the de jure Queen of Portugal, after marrying its last sovereign (and her second cousin), King Manuel II. The King and Queen lived a relatively calm and serene married life in exile, in Britain. They were unable to produce an heir to the Portuguese throne. In 1939, seven years after Manuel’s death, Augusta married Count Robert Douglas. To mark the day, we are taking a look at Queen Augusta Victoria’s Tiara Collection! Continue reading