The Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling | 27 May 2022

Christie’s is auctioning the Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling, the pictures, furniture, porcelain and objets d’art, both inherited and collected by David and Ninette Montagu which  graced their striking modern London residence and late 19th-century house at Newmarket. Among the sale are 43 lots of spectacular antique and modern jewellery, which we are featuring today!

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Delhi Durbar Tiara

Today marks the 155th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Mary, who was born on this day in 1867! The Teck Princess who lived through the reigns of six monarchs and was the Queen Consort for 25 years, as well as a Queen Mother and Queen Grandmother, Queen Mary assembled much of the British Royal Family’s spectacular Jewellery Collection, which includes the Delhi Durbar Tiara! Continue reading

Finnish State Visit to Sweden

The Swedish Royal Family hosting President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio of Finland, who are on a State Visit to Sweden from May 17th to the 19th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia last made a State Visit to Finland in 2015, while the last Finnish State Visit was in 2012.

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Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte’s Sapphire Bracelet Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, who turns 65 today! The accomplished Luxembourg Princess who was the last Royal to marry a member of a fellow Reigning Royal Family when she wed a Prince of Liechtenstein, Princess Margaretha has access to the Liechtenstein and spectacular Luxembourg Royal Collections, but her most prominent personal jewel is Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte’s Sapphire Bracelet Tiara!   Continue reading

Crown Princess Cecilie’s Fabergé Tiara

Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia, who was passed away on this day in 1954! Daughter of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, she married the German Crown Prince Wilhelm, in 1905. The couple had four sons and two daughters, though the marriage was very unhappy, ending up in separation. Crown Princess Cecilie had a splendid jewellery collection, full of old family heirlooms and contemporary pieces, so to mark the occasion, we are featuring her Fabergé Tiara! Continue reading