23 April 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Prussian Clover Coronet

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Empress Augusta Viktoria of Germany wears the Prussian Clover Coronet in a portrait by Philip de László, ca. 1908

Jewels in Motion: Queen Friederike Glitters

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While doing a bit of research for last week's post on the Greek royal emeralds, I found a treasure trove of sparkling video of the late Queen Friederike. Enjoy seeing some of her royal jewels in motion!

22 April 2017

The Daily Diadem: Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna's Fringe Tiara

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Queen Marie of Romania (born Princess Marie of Edinburgh) wears her mother's diamond fringe tiara in a portrait by Philip de László; the tiara was sold by Marie's daughter, Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, in 1960

The Burmese Ruby Tiara


Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom celebrated her 91st birthday. To mark the occasion, we're taking a closer look today at one of her personal contributions to the family's tiara arsenal: the Burmese Ruby Tiara.

21 April 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Order of Christ Tiara

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Augusta Viktoria of Portugal (born Princess Augusta Viktoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) wears the Order of Christ Tiara in a portrait by Philip de László, ca. 1915. The tiara was a gift to Augusta Viktoria from her husband, the former King Manuel II of Portugal; it featured the cross emblem of Portugal's Military Order of Christ