Grand Duchess Victoria Melita’s Cartier Sapphire Necklace

Today marks the 85th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha | Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia, who died on this day in 1936! The daughter of a British Prince and Russian Grand Duchess who became the Sovereigns of the illustrious Grand Duchy, and married first the Grand Duke of Hesse and then Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, who became the Russian Tsar in exile, Grand Duchess Victoria Melita lived a fascinating life and possessed a plethora of important jewels, of which we have only talked about the Hesse Strawberry Leaf Tiara and the her Greek Key Tiara, so today we’ll talk about her magnificent Cartier Sapphire Necklace!

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Queen Alexandra’s Ladies of North Wales Leek Brooch

Happy St. David’s Day, honouring the patron saint of Wales! To mark the day, we are featuring a historic royal heirloom with a special connection to Wales, which has been worn by generations of royal ladies: Queen Alexandra’s ‘Ladies of North Wales’ Leek Brooch!

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Duchess of Kent’s Diamond Flower Suite

Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Kent, who turns 88 today! One of the longest-working members of the Royal Family, who has been largely retired for the past two decades, the Duchess once had access to an illustrious jewellery collection, which we have featured previously, and much of which has been modified or sold. To mark the day, we are taking a look at one of the few jewels still worn by the Duchess, her Diamond Flower Suite!

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