01 July 2016

This Week in Royal Jewels: June 24-30

June 24-30, 2016

We've got some really interesting pieces to marvel at this week -- be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll below!

Photo: HATIM KAGHAT/AFP/Getty Images

10. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wore gold jewelry in Brussels on Wednesday for a ceremony for the Federal Poverty Reduction Prize.

30 June 2016

The Daily Diadem: The Poltimore Tiara

The Poltimore Tiara (Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Helen Molesworth of Christie's displays the Poltimore Tiara ahead of its sale in London, 13 May 2006; the tiara, which belonged to Princess Margaret, sold for $1.7 million at auction

Auction Update: The Lesedi La Rona Diamond

The Lesedi la Rona Diamond (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, one of the largest diamonds ever discovered, the Lesedi la Rona Diamond, was put up for sale at Sotheby's in London. And the result was...

Jewels on Film: The Greeks Visit Britain (1963)

The Greeks visit Britain (Photo: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Today, our jewel time machine takes us to the 1963 state visit from Greece to the United Kingdom. As the video below shows, the visit was marked by vigorous public protests, but it also brought some major glitter.

29 June 2016

The Daily Diadem: The Murat Tiara

The Murat Tiara (Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages)

The Murat Tiara, created by Joseph Chaumet for the bride of Prince Alexandre Murat, is displayed ahead of its auction at Sotheby's in London, 26 April 2012; the tiara sold for $3.8 million