Infanta Cristina’s Sapphire Suite

Happy Birthday to Infanta Cristina of Spain, who turns 57 today! The disgraced sister of King Felipe VI, the Infanta was a working member of the Spanish Royal family for almost three decades until she was set aside, due to her husband’s conviction for corruption. Throughout the years, Cristina amassed an interesting jewellery collection, with some heirloom jewels, namely her Grandmother’s Emerald Brooch, as well as some modern suites. To mark the day, we are featuring one of those modern acquisitions: the Sapphire Parure! Continue reading

Queen Victoria Eugenie’s Cartier Garland Bandeau

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain, who died on this day in 1969! Queen Ena had a splendid jewellery collection, full of family heirlooms and contemporary acquisitions and commissions. Many of her jewels remain with the Spanish Royal Family, and are now worn by Queen Sofia and Queen Letizia but today we are featuring an exquisite piece whose fate and current whereabouts remain unknown: her Cartier Garland Bandeau!

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