President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and his daughter, Laura Mattarella are on a State Visit to Italy from November 13th to the 15th, at the invitation of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish Government, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and focus on digitization and sustainability, European cooperation, research, and culture.
The major European Auction Houses are having their annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and the uncontested highlight is the ‘Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family’ Sale at Sotheby’s in Geneva on November 14th, featuring one of the largest and historic royal collections to be auctioned in recent years. While the owner has not been specified, it is thought that these jewels are being sold by the heirs of Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, who passed away last year. Unfortunately, this is not the first sale of Bourbon Parma jewels, as they have been selling off their pieces for decades. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! The major European Auction Houses are having their annual Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and we will be featuring many of them over the next few weeks, starting with the highlights from Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva on the 13th of November.
Queen Sofia of Spain is celebrating her 80th Birthday this week, and to mark her milestone birthday, we are taking a look at 8 pieces from the jewellery collection of the Greek Princess who became the first consort of the restored monarchy of modern Spain, featuring her Niarchos Ruby Parure today! Continue reading
The State of Kedah has been hosting Royalty from Malaysia and Brunei this week, for a scene of glittering splendour surrounding the Coronation of the Sultan of Kedah, the first since 1959, who succeeded to the Throne last year. The Kingdom of Malaysia includes 9 Malay States with it’s own Hereditary Ruler, one of which is elected to serve as the ‘Yang di-Pertuan Agong’, King, for a period of 5 years. Continue reading
Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared in a necklace that hasn’t been publicly worn in a quarter of a century, and has a history that stretches over a century and a half. Thus, we are taking a look at Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Necklace! Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are on a two-day State Visit to the United Kingdom, at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties on October 23rd and 24th. This is the first Dutch State Visit to Britain since 1982. Continue reading