Infanta Isabel’s Mellerio Emerald Tiara

Today marks the 170th anniversary of the birth of Infanta Isabel of Spain, Countess of Girgenti, popularly known as La Chata, who was born on this day in 1851! The eldest daughter of Queen Isabel II of Spain and King Francisco of Assis, the Infanta was considered the most popular and dear member of the Royal Family who died at age 79, in exile, in Paris, right after the fall of the monarchy in Spain. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring one of her favourite jewels, the Mellerio Emerald Tiara!

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Duchess of Medinaceli’s Emerald Pendant

Today marks the 75th Birthday of Princess Maria da Glória de Orleans-Braganza , Duchess of Segorbe! The Brazilian Princess who became the Crown Princess of Yugoslavia and is now married into an illustrious Spanish Duke, having had access to some spectacular jewels, Princess Maria da Glória now usually wears this spectacular cabochon Emerald Pendant, which we are featuring today!   Continue reading

Queen Maria Cristina’s Diamond Bow Brooch

Today marks the 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Infanta María Cristina, Countess of Marone, who was born on this day in 1911! The Spanish Infanta, daughter of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie , who morganatically married Enrico Marone Cinzano, Italian businessman, industrialist and heir of the Cinzano Vermouth. ‘Crista’, as she was known by her close family and friends, possessed a splendid collection of jewels, full of heirlooms from her mother, grandmother and great-aunt, so to mark this Anniversary, we are featuring her Diamond Bow Brooch! Continue reading

Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the death of Infanta Maria de la Paz, Princess of Bavaria, who died on this day in 1946 after falling from the stairs! Infanta Paz was the third daughter and fourth surviving children of Queen Isabella II of Spain and King Consort Francisco de Asís. In 1883, she married her first cousin, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria. The couple lived a long and happy marriage that produced three children. They lived a quiet and simple life in Nymphenburg Palace, in Munich. The Infanta was a beloved member of both her Borbón and Wittelsbach family, about who everyone always spoke with affection. She dedicated her life to her family, to charitable work, and to the arts, writing books and poetry. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring her Fleur de Lys ‘Sunburst’ Tiara! Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are hosting King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain on their State Visit to Sweden from November 23rd to the 25th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties in the first Spanish State Visit to Sweden in over 40 years. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and King Felipe VI of Spain are both descended through Queen Victoria from their respective grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, and great-grandmother, Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain.

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