26 August 2016

The Daily Diadem: The Meiji Tiara

The Meiji Tiara (Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Empress Michiko of Japan wears the Meiji Tiara during a state visit from the royal family of Belgium, 22 October 1996


This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: August 12-25


August 12-25, 2016

We're deep in the summer jewel doldrums, but the Olympics and a few other royal engagements have given us a bit of casual bling. Vote for your favorites this week in the poll below!


Photo: ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

10. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited YoungMinds, a charity in London dedicated to mental health support, on Thursday. Kate wore her daytime jewelry uniform: Kiki McDonough earrings (the "Lauren" pair), her usual rings, and her Cartier watch.


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