15 July 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the family's aquamarine kokoshnik during the Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm, December 2015; read more about the tiara here!


Birthday Jewels for Crown Princess Victoria

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Crown Princess Victoria, the future Queen of Sweden, celebrated her 41st birthday on Saturday with festivities on the island of Ă–land. Here's a look at the jewels the family wore for the annual Victoriadagen celebrations.


14 July 2018

Pearls for a Day of Duchesses at Wimbledon

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We got a bit of a royal treat earlier today, when the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex headed to Wimbledon together to take in a spot of tennis, including a match featuring Meghan's close friend, Serena Williams. Here's a look at the jewelry we did (and didn't) see on this duchesses' day out.


The Daily Diadem: The Greek Emerald Parure Tiara

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Queen Friederike of the Hellenes wears the (slightly-modified) kokoshnik-shaped version of the family's emerald parure tiara during a visit to Germany, September 1956; learn more about the parure here!


Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna's Fringe Tiara

Detail of Philip de Laszlo's portrait of Queen Marie of Romania wearing her mother's diamond fringe tiara, painted 1936 (Wikimedia Commons)

When the Romanovs reigned in Russia, every grand duchess got a kokoshnik-style diamond fringe tiara as a part of her trousseau when she married. Think about how many Russian grand duchesses there were! No wonder there are so many of these hanging around in royal vaults, huh? But today we're talking about one, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna's Fringe Tiara, that bounced from royal family to royal family before finally disappearing through the doors of an auction house.