Today marks the 85th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, who died on this day in 1935! The British Princess, who was the daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and the sister of King George V and Queen Maud of Norway, was prevented from marrying and remained the lifelong companion of her mother, living only a decade after her death. To mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at her Cartier Diamond Tiara.
Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, who died on this day in 1965! The illustrious Bavarian Duchess who was the beloved Belgian Queen, Queen Mother, and Queen Grandmother, Queen Elisabeth possessed a meagre jewellery collection, with today’s Diamond Bandeau being one of her earliest surviving jewels.
Continuing our series of features on the major European Auction Houses’ annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, here are the Royal and Noble Highlights from the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale in Geneva today! Continue reading
Continuing our series of features on the major European Auction Houses’ annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, here are the Royal and Noble Highlights from the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva today! Continue reading
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Ingrid of Denmark, who died on this day in 2000. The Swedish Princess who became the Danish Queen Consort and the mother of Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte, and Queen Anne Marie of Greece, to mark the occasion, we could think of no better opportunity to throughly discuss the magnificent Danish Ruby Parure, which we have talked about before, one of the jewels most associated with Queen Ingrid’s memory. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! The major European Auction Houses are having their annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and we are featuring the Royal and Noble highlights from the Christie’s Important Jewels Online Sale from November 4th to the 18th! Continue reading
Sad news out of London today; Lady Elizabeth Anson, the Royal Party Planner who was the daughter of a Princess Anne of Denmark, sister of the late Lord Lichfield and the Queen’s cousin has passed away from cancer at the age of 79. While we had originally been saving to feature this Tiara to mark Lady Elizabeth’s 80th Birthday next year, we find this a fitting time to share Princess Viggo’s Diamond Tiara:
Today marks the centenary of the Death of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who died on this day in 1920. The imperious Russian Grand Duchess who possessed a myriad of jewels so magnificent, including her Bolin Ruby Tiara and Fringe Tiara, that it made her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria jealous, so to mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Diamond Tiara!