06 July 2020

Tournament of Brooches: Elegant Eight Results!


The results for our Elegant Eight round of the Tournament of Brooches are in!

05 July 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Cartier La Peregrina Necklace

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor wears the diamond, ruby, and pearl necklace setting she designed with Cartier's Al Durante to showcase La Peregrina (one of the most important royal heirloom pearls in the world!) for a screening of Giant as part of the Cinema Against AIDS Benefit during the 56th International Cannes Film Festival, May 2003; the necklace (including La Peregrina) sold at auction in December 2011 for $11.8 million


The Daily Diadem: The Nine Provinces Tiara

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Queen Fabiola of Belgium wears the Nine Provinces Tiara during her religious wedding to King Baudouin, December 1960; more on the tiara over here!


Princess Amelia's Topaz Parure

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An intriguing set of topazes with a fascinating royal backstory will be hitting the auction block later this month! Here's what we know about the topaz parure that belonged to Princess Amelia, daughter of King George III.


04 July 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The House of Taylor Frost Necklace

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor wears the diamond and cultured pearl bib necklace from her own House of Taylor "Frost" collection for 75th birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, February 2007; the necklace and its accompanying bracelet and earrings sold at auction in December 2011 for $782,500