26 July 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Greville Tiara

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The Duchess of Cornwall wears the Greville Tiara during a gala dinner at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka, November 2013; learn all about the tiara's history here!


Lover's Knot Tiaras: Cambridge vs Queen Mary

The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara (left); Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara (right)

It's a familiar moment. The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at a grand white-tie event at Buckingham Palace wearing a tiara made of diamonds with suspended pearls, and social media (and the press!) goes wild: "Kate's wearing the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara!"

Except -- she's not! The tiara worn by Kate -- the same tiara also worn by Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, and Queen Mary -- is Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara. The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara is an entirely different tiara, owned by a noble family in Germany. Today, we're going to break down the reasons why many persistently call the tiara worn by Kate and Diana by the wrong name, including comparison photos to show the difference between the tiaras.


25 July 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Spanish Floral Tiara

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Queen Letizia of Spain (then Princess of Asturias) wears the Spanish Floral Tiara at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, June 2010; learn about the tiara's long Spanish history over here!


Royal Rubies from Van Cleef & Arpels

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July babies were blessed with a particularly vibrant birthstone: the bright red ruby. Today, we're looking at a selection of royal ruby pieces created by one of the world's most famous jewelry firms, Van Cleef and Arpels.


24 July 2017

The Daily Diadem: The George IV Diamond Diadem

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The George IV Diamond Diadem is displayed at Buckingham Palace as a part of an exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, July 2013; learn the history of this diadem, which was made for a king, over here!