Dutch Pearl and Diamond Stomacher

Today marks the 60th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, who passed away on this day in 1962! The young girl who became the first Dutch Regnant Queen and reigned for almost 60 years, becoming a symbol of the resistance during the Second World War, Queen Wilhelmina possessed the entirety of the spectacular collection of the Dutch Royal Family, but today we are featuring one of her oldest Royal Heirlooms: The Dutch Pearl and Diamond Stomacher!

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Jackie Kennedy’s Diamond Sunburst Brooch

Happy Birthday to Caroline Kennedy, who turns 65 today! The only surviving child of President John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Caroline was the American Ambassador to Japan and is the current Ambassador to Australia, and has been a supporter of the Prince of Wales’ Earthshot Prize, so we are featuring an heirloom jewel we’ve been researching for years: Jackie Kennedy’s Diamond Sunburst Brooch!

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Duchess of Brunswick’s Köchert Diamond Devant-de-Corsage

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Sophie of Greece and Hannover, who died on this day in 2001! The sister of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Sophie was married first to Prince Christoph of Hesse and then after his untimely death during the Second World War, married Prince George William of Hanover, being a constant presence at GreekBritish, and German Royal events throughout the 20th century. To mark the anniversary we are featuring the Duchess of Brunswick’s Köchert Diamond Devant-de-Corsage, which was sold at Auction earlier this month!

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Infanta Beatriz’s Bulgari Diamond Necklace

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Infanta Beatriz, Princess of Civitella-Cesi, who died on this day in 2002! The Spanish Princess who married an illustrious Italian Aristocrat, and lived a glamours life in Rome, Infanta Beatriz possessed a spectacular jewellery collection, and since we’ve already covered her Aquamarine Parure, today we are featuring her Bulgari Diamond Necklace!

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Hesse Medieval Emerald Tiara

Today marks the 85th Anniversary of the Death of the Hesse Royal Family, who died in a tragic plane crash enroute to London for a family Wedding! The crash killed not only the Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse-Darmstadt, his wife, Princess Cecilie, Grand Duchess of Hesse, and their sons, Prince Ludwig, and Prince Alexander, but also his mother, Dowager Grand Duchess Eleanor, but the family heirlooms they were taking to London survived the crash in a strongbox, so thus we are featuring a jewel worn by both Grand Duchess Eleanor and Princess Cecilie; The Hesse Medieval Emerald Tiara!

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Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl Necklace

Today marks the 105th Anniversary of the Birth of the late Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, who was born on this day in 1917! The daughter of the Duke of Parma and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria who married the Duke of Calabria and became the aunt of King Juan Carlos of Spain, Infanta Alicia possessed an absolutely spectacular collection of Heirloom Jewels, the highlight of which was Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl Necklace!   

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