31 July 2015

On The Tiarapedia: July 25-31

On The Tiarapedia...

Saturday, July 25: Princess Grace's Diamond Tiara
Sunday, July 26: The Edward VII Ruby Tiara
Monday, July 27: The Vladimir Tiara
Tuesday, July 28: Queen Maria Pia's Star Tiara
Wednesday, July 29: Princess Astrid's Gold Bandeau
Thursday, July 30: The Asturias Ansorena Tiara

You can also browse The Tiarapedia alphabetically, by jeweler, or by country!

The Best of The Court Jeweller: Royal Rubies

As we wrap up another sparkling July here at The Court Jeweller, brighten up your Friday with some of our very best posts on royal rubies!

Which piece of royal ruby jewelry is your favorite?

30 July 2015

The Daily Jewel: July 30

The Daily Jewel: July 30

The Palmyre Bracelet by Van Cleef and Arpels ($153,000) is a geometric wonder, with five rows of round diamonds set in white gold

Jewel History: Montenegro's Royal Wedding (1899)

Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Crown Princess of Montenegro (source)

"Montenegro's Royal Wedding"
(originally appeared in the New York Times, 28 July 1899)

Cettinje, July 27 -- The wedding of Crown Prince Danilo of Montenegro [1] and the Duchess of Jutta [2] was celebrated this afternoon by the Metropolitan of Cettinje in the presence of the bride's mother [3] and brother [4], the Prince and Princess of Montenegro [5], the Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz [6], Duke Frederick [7], and others. The inhabitants displayed the greatest enthusiasm, and throughout the day royal salutes were fired.

The bride wore the Montenegrin national costume and was everywhere affectionately welcomed. After returning to Prince Danilo's [pictured above] palace, the pair appeared on the balcony and were greeted with acclamations by the populace. The town was tastefully decorated, and tonight most of the buildings were brilliantly illuminated and a torchlight procession marched through the streets.