31 March 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Patiala Necklace

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Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala wears the original Patiala Necklace in a formal portrait, ca. 1930s; learn more about the astonishing necklace, which was made by Cartier, later dismantled, and then recreated, over here!


The Daily Diadem: The Cambridge Sapphire Tiara

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Queen Mary of the United Kingdom wears the original Cambridge Sapphire Tiara with jewels from the accompanying parure in a formal photographic portrait, ca. 1925; more on the set here!


Tiara Tournament: Vladimir vs Lover's Knot


Queen Mary's tiaras go head to head in this sparkling match-up...


30 March 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Mackay Emerald Necklace

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The Mackay Emerald Necklace, designed by Cartier and set with a whopping 167.97 carat Colombian Emerald, is displayed at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.; the Art Deco necklace was made in 1931 as a wedding gift from Clarence Mackay to his second wife, Anna Case, a soprano who sang with the New York Metropolitan Opera