21 March 2018

The Daily Diadem: The de Tornos Turquoise Tiara

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Philomena de Tornos wears her family's diamond and turquoise tiara at her wedding to Jean of Orleans, son of one of the pretenders to the French throne, in Senlis, May 2009; read more about the tiara over here!

Jewels in Motion: The Norwegian Royal Wedding (1929)

Crown Prince Olav of Norway and Princess Martha of Sweden marry in Oslo, 1929 (Wikimedia Commons)

89 years ago today, Norway celebrated the wedding of its future king, Crown Prince Olav. The bride was a Swedish princess, Martha, bringing together the new Norwegian royal family with its former royal dynasty. Today, we've got a look at the wedding in still photographs, plus moving images to help it come to life!

20 March 2018

The Daily Diadem: Princess Marie-Chantal's Diamond Floral Tiara

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Marie-Chantal of Greece, wife of Crown Prince Pavlos, wears a diamond floral tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, May 2004; many believe that the tiara, which she only wore once, was borrowed for the occasion

Luxembourg State Dinner Glitter in France


Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg are currently on a state visit to France, where they were the guests of honor at a state dinner on Monday evening.

Jewel History: Beautiful Women and Beautiful Jewels (1918)

Princess Catherine Radziwill, ca. 1910

"Beautiful Women and Beautiful Jewels"
(originally appeared in the Evening Public Ledger, 2 March 1918)

By the Princess Radziwill [1] -- The Russian court was always famous in the old days, when it existed, for the number of pretty women at its balls and festivities, as well as for the quantity of magnificent jewels which they wore. At present, owing to the events which have taken place during the last four years [2], a great many of these historical parures have been sold or otherwise disposed of, and it might be interesting to recall the memories of the splendid jewels and lovely women who made the festivity at the Winter Palace so brilliant.