20 September 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Countess of Paris's Mellerio Sapphire Tiara



Princess Hélène of Orléans wears the Mellerio Sapphire Tiara that belonged to her mother, the Countess of Paris, at her wedding to Count Evrard of Limburg-Stirum in 1957; the tiara, made in the 1930s in the Art Deco style, now belongs to Hélène's sister, Isabelle


Modern Maxima at the Ballet

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended a performance at the National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam on Friday, part of a special commemoration of the work of the choreographer Hans van Manen.


19 September 2017

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Sapphire Bandeau



Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom wears Queen Mary's Sapphire Bandeau (often called the Marie Feodorovna Sapphire Bandeau) during the 1958 state visit from Germany; more on this intriguing tiara over here!


Prinsjesdag Jewels 2017

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Following the destruction in the Caribbean after the recent hurricanes, this year's Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands was a bit more sedate, with muted colors all around. But we did get some glittering jewels to enjoy!


Royal Wedding Jewels in Amorbach

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This weekend, two descendants of the former royal families of Germany were married in Amorbach, and a major royal tiara was included in the celebrations.