20 February 2017

Maxima Glitters in Royal Paradise

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands made a visit to the Dordrechts Museum this Saturday, and she gave us lots of sparkling daytime jewels to marvel at.

19 February 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Modern Fringe Tiara

The Modern Fringe Tiara (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears her Modern Fringe Tiara at her wedding to Christopher O'Neill in Stockholm, 8 June 2013

Sundays with Victoria: The Diamond Bow Brooches

One of Queen Victoria's Diamond Bow Brooches (William Lovelace/Daily Express/Getty Images)

In 1858, Queen Victoria's jewelry box went through a sudden and rather unexpected transformation. All of the jewels that had once belonged to her grandmother, Queen Charlotte, were awarded to her cousin, the King of Hanover, whose father had claimed them following the death of King William IV. She lost numerous pieces, including a set of diamond bow brooches. Today's brooches are the trio that she had made to replace them.

18 February 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Cartier Halo Tiara

The Cartier Halo Tiara (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Catherine Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) wears the Cartier Halo Tiara at her wedding to the Duke of Cambridge, 29 April 2011

The Russian Pearl Bandeau

The Russian Pearl Bandeau (Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Getty Images)

They may not sit on the British throne, but of all the branches of the Windsor family tree, it’s actually the present-day Kents who can boast of the greatest royal ancestry. This is thanks to Princess Marina, who was descended from the Greek, Danish, and Russian royal families. Today’s tiara, the Russian Pearl Bandeau, also made its way into the Kent collection through Marina’s regal connections.