23 August 2017

Queen Noor's Diamond Tiara

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Queen Noor of Jordan celebrates her birthday today, and we're celebrating along with her by featuring her intriguing diamond tiara.


22 August 2017

The Daily Diadem: Queen Victoria's Sunray Fringe Tiara



Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom wears her sunray fringe tiara in a portrait taken ca. 1897 to mark her Diamond Jubilee; the tiara was later inherited by her youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice


Jewel History: Crown Jewels Burglar Alarm Sets Off Security Tizzy (1958)

Entrance to the Jewel House at the Tower of London, April 2017 (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

"Crown Jewels Burglar Alarm Sets Off Security Tizzy"
(originally appeared in the Ottawa Journal, 22 Aug 1958)

LONDON, Aug. 22 -- The boss at the Tower of London confessed to Scotland Yard today that he set off the burglar alarm to see how well the crown jewels are being guarded.

"I'm delighted with the test," said Brig. Leslie Frederick Ethelbert Wieler. "It worked extremely well."


21 August 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

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Felipa of Bavaria wears the family's diamond sunburst tiara at her wedding, May 2012; learn about the history of the tiara, which the family has since sold, over here!


Jewels on Film: The Crown Season 2 Trailer


Netflix recently released the first trailer for the upcoming second season of The Crown, which debuts on the streaming service on December 8. You all know what that means -- time to judge the jewels! (I recapped the entire first season of the show, and you can read all of my posts about the series here!)