29 June 2017

Queen Elizabeth II's Qatari Pearl Suite

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We're very used to seeing Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wearing pearls; she dons diamond and pearl earrings and a three-stranded pearl necklace for virtually all of her daytime engagements. She also has numerous sets of pearls suitable for evening use, including today's suite of diamond and pearl jewelry, given to her by the Emir of Qatar.

28 June 2017

More German Noble Sparkle from the Löwenstein Family

Photograph © Netty Leistra. Do not reproduce.

While we were chatting about this weekend's Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg family wedding, my friend Netty Leistra, who is a freelance royal journalist based in the Netherlands, shared even more sparkling jewels from the family's collection with me.

Another Queen Letizia Earring Update

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Time for another survey of the earrings that Queen Letizia has been wearing this week in Spain! Which pairs would you like to have in your own jewelry box?


The Daily Diadem: The Pearl Poire Tiara

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wears diamond and pearl jewels, including the Pearl Poire Tiara, during a state banquet for Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, October 2003; read more about the history of this tiara over here!


An Emerald Wedding Tiara in Wertheim

Photograph © Stefan from Royal Travel and Events. Do not reproduce.

Earlier this week, I asked my Twitter followers whether they'd wear an emerald wedding tiara like the one worn by Princess Sofia of Sweden. Coincidentally, this weekend brought a relevant tiara spotting in Germany: a wedding tiara set with diamonds and emeralds! Here's the scoop on the unusual wedding tiara worn by Sophie, Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg.