Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels | 13 May 2021

It’s that time of year again! The major European Auction Houses are having their annual spring Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and we are featuring splendid Royal and Noble Jewels on Auction at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva tomorrow! Continue reading

Queen Zein’s Diamond Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan, who turns 70 today! The only daughter of King Talal and Queen Zein of Jordan, sister of the late King Hussein and aunt to the King Abdullah II, Princess Basma has been a hardworking royal for decades, so today we are featuring her heirloom Diamond Tiara!

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Princess Muna’s Tiaras

Happy Birthday to Princess Muna of Jordan, who turns 80 today! The British commoner who was the  as the second wife of King Hussein, she remains a valued member of the Jordanian Royal Family as the mother current King Abdullah II of Jordan. As the Jordanian Queen for 10 years, Princess Muna wore a variety of jewels, so to mark her 80th birthday, we are featuring Princess Muna’s Tiaras (and a necklace)!

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Mellerio Shell Tiara

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the death of Infanta Isabel of Spain, Princess of Asturias and Countess of Girgenti, popularly known as La Chata! The eldest daughter of Queen Isabel II, sister of King Alfonso XII and aunt of King Alfonso XIII, who was briefly married to a Prince of the Bourbon Two Sicilies, the Infanta was a beloved member of the Spanish royal family, considered one of the best assets of the monarchy and died at age 79, in exile, in Paris, right after the fall of the monarchy. To mark this anniversary, we are taking a look at one of her most iconic jewels, the Mellerio Shell Tiara, in an article written by our new assistant editor, David Rato, who runs the Spanish Royal Jewels account on Instagram!

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Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara

Today marks the 135th Anniversary of the Birth of Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, the Nizam of Hyderabad, who was born on this day in 1886! The wealthiest and highest ranking of the rulers in Princely India who reigned over a territory larger than France, the Nizam is the fourth wealthiest individual of all time, today were are featuring a splendid jewel that he gifted to the Queen: the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara!

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Ruby Dragonfly Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Camilla of the Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, who turns 50 today! An Italian Heiress married to a Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies who is quite active on the European Social Circuit, the Duchess attends quite a few glittering events, and since we have already covered her Ancona Tiara, so to mark her birthday today, we are taking a look at her striking Ruby Dragonfly Tiara! Continue reading