16 January 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Isenburg Floral Tiara

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Sophie, Princess of Prussia wears the Isenburg Floral Tiara at her wedding to Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia in Potsdam, August 2011; the tiara belongs to Sophie's family, as her father is the head of the House of Isenburg

Bejeweled Blooms for Sofia in Stockholm

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Last week, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended a glittering sports gala; this week, it's Princess Sofia of Sweden. She and Prince Carl Philip walked the red carpet at the Ericsson Globe Arena on Monday, and she wore a major pair of earrings for the event.

15 January 2018

The Daily Diadem: Empress Elisabeth's Floral Tiara

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of Hungary, wears a suite of floral jewels in a detail from a portrait by an unknown artist, ca. 1854; the status of the jewels appears to be unknown

Queen Mathilde's Diamond and Pearl Brooch

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One of my favorite brooches from the collection of our magpie of the month, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, is today's piece: her diamond and pearl-studded brooch.

14 January 2018

The Daily Diadem: Queen Maria Cristina's Diamond Aigrette

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Queen Maria Cristina of Spain, wife of King Fernando VII, wears a spectacular diamond floral and feather aigrette in a portrait by Vicente López y Portaña, ca. 1830; the fate of this jewel is not known