25 August 2016

The Daily Diadem: The Takamado Pearl Drop Tiara

The Takamado Pearl Drop Tiara (Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

The Princess Takamado wears a diamond and pearl drop tiara at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, 13 June 2015


Royal Jewel Rewind: Haakon and Mette-Marit's Wedding (2001)

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway on their wedding day (Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

It's hard to believe, but 2001 was a whole 15 years ago! Fifteen years ago today, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway married Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby in Oslo's cathedral. Here's a look at some of the jewels worn by the bride and her royal guests.


24 August 2016

The Daily Diadem: The Imperial Chrysanthemum Tiara

The Imperial Chrysanthemum Tiara (Photo: MAP/AFP/Getty Images)

Empress Michiko of Japan wears the Imperial Chrysanthemum Tiara during a state banquet in honor of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, 28 November 2005


Kate in Sapphires in Luton

Kate wears sapphire and diamond earrings in Luton (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

For a series of engagements in Luton this morning, the Duchess of Cambridge pulled out a familiar pair of earrings from her jewelry box: her sapphire and diamond cluster drops.


The Danish Ruby Parure Tiara

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wears the Ruby Parure Tiara (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

When Denmark's crown princess attends glittering events like royal weddings, state banquets, or the annual New Year's courts, she often wears a distinctive tiara of rubies and diamonds. The tiara isn't only beautiful -- it has an amazing backstory that travels back two centuries to France and the extravagant imperial coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte.