06 June 2020

The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg: The City of Budapest Opal Suite

Photo generously shared by reader Lisa

Our virtual visit to the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna wraps up today with a look at an intriguing royal wedding gift: the City of Budapest Opal Suite.

05 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Queen Fabiola's Layered Gold Necklaces

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Queen Fabiola of Belgium wears several layered gold necklaces during a state banquet in Brussels in honor of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, March 2007; the necklaces haven't been seen in public since Fabiola's death


The Daily Diadem: The Napoleonic Cut Steel Tiara

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Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld wears the Napoleonic Cut Steel Tiara for the wedding of her niece, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, June 2013; more on the tiara over here!


The Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg: The Austrian Imperial Regalia

Photo generously shared by reader Lisa

Because it's tough for many of us to travel right now, I've got a special treat: a two-part tour of some of the spectacular pieces found in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. One of our generous readers, Lisa, visited earlier in the year and took these photos for us to enjoy. Let's start off with a look at three pieces of the imperial regalia of the Habsburgs.

04 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Queen Fabiola's Floral Pearls

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Queen Fabiola of Belgium wears a pearl necklace with floral detail for a reception in Brussels during the Portuguese state visit, October 2005; she layered the floral pearl necklace with a necklace featuring a heart-shaped pendant engraved with a portrait of her late husband, King Baudouin