Today marks the 160th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Olga of Greece, who was born on this day in 1861! The Russian Grand Duchess who married the first Greek King and was the grandmother of the Duke of Edinburgh among Royals from Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Romania, Serbia, and Italy, Queen Olga possessed many magnificent jewels as Queen for almost five decades. To mark the anniversary of her Birth, we are featuring the splendid Greek Emerald Parure, which remains one of the Royal Family’s most spectacular Heirlooms!
Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Augusta Victoria of Portugal, who died on this day in 1966! The eldest daughter of the Hohenzollern Furst and a Bourbon-Two Sicilies Princess who became the de jure Queen of Portugal, after marrying its last sovereign (and her second cousin), King Manuel II. The King and Queen lived a relatively calm and serene married life in exile, in Britain. They were unable to produce an heir to the Portuguese throne. In 1939, seven years after Manuel’s death, Augusta married Count Robert Douglas. To mark the day, we are taking a look at Queen Augusta Victoria’s Tiara Collection! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Queen Noor al-Hussain of Jordan, who turns 70 today! The accomplished Arab-American who became the fourth wife of the late King Hussein and an influential philanthropist, Queen Noor attended many glittering royal events in the 1980s and 1990s, often wearing this spectacular Diamond Sunburst Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Isabelle, Countess of Paris, who was born on this day in 1911! The Orléans-Bragança Princess married Henri, Count of Paris, becoming the “de jure” Queen of the French for most of her life, Madame possessed a splendid collection of jewels, the most prominent of which was the historic Orléans Sapphire Parure, so to mark this Anniversary, we are featuring her Mellerio Sapphire Tiara, also known as the Action Française Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the 120th Anniversary of the Death of Victoria, Princess Royal and Empress Frederik, the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria who married Emperor Frederik of Germany and was the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II . As expected, the Empresses possessed quite a remarkable jewellery collection, and since we have already featured her Pearl Corsage Brooch, to mark the anniversary today, we are taking a look at Empress Frederick’s Shell Tiara! Continue reading
This week marks the 85th Birthday of the late Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, the elder sister of King Juan Carlos. The late Infanta possessed a spectacular jewellery collection, and over the last few days leading up to the anniversary, we have been featuring some of the most splendid piece, finishing with Infanta Pilar’s Sapphire Tiara! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark, who turns 25 today! The eldest grandchild of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie and a goddaughter of the Prince of Wales, who studied photography at Parsons and has modelled for Dolce & Gabbana, Princess Maria Olympia is the only Greek Princess of her generation, and owns this spectacular Tiara, which is not a Royal Heirloom but a piece that comes from her wealthy maternal family! Continue reading