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!
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
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are hosting Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and Sheikha Jawaher Bint Hamad Bin Suhaim Al Thani, on a 2-day State Visit to Spain to strengthen political, economic, and diplomatic ties, from May 17th to the 18th. Continue reading
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.
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
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg are on a 2-Day State Visit to Portugal at the request of the Luxembourg Government and invitation of the Portuguese President to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties on May 11 and 12. The last Luxembourg State Visit to Portugal was in 2010, while the last Portuguese State Visit to Luxembourg was in 2017. Continue reading
Today marks the 130th Anniversary of the Birth of Empress Zita of Austria, who was born on this day in 1892! The Bourbon-Parma Princess who became the last Empress of Austria and then a tragic widow for over seven decades in exile, Empress Zita once possessed a spectacular jewellery collection, but her most worn piece was this striking Jet Tiara!
The spectacular Pearl and Diamond Tiara from the Fürstenberg Princely Family is going on Auction at the Christies Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva next week, which makes it the perfect opportunity to feature the Fürstenberg Tiara, which we briefly covered last year! Continue reading
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