22 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: Marie Feodorovna's Sapphire Kokoshnik

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Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia wears a diamond and sapphire tiara on a pearl-edged fabric kokoshnik backing in a portrait by Konstantin Makovsky, ca. 1870s; the tiara was confiscated after the revolution, and its current status is unknown


This Week in Royal Jewels: February 14-21


February 14-21, 2019

We've got all kinds of sparkle in our royal jewel roundup today -- don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. The Duchess of Sussex wore her Pippa Small Herkimer diamond stud earrings with a golden bracelet and her golden "love" ring for lunch in New York on Tuesday.


21 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Greek Emerald Parure Tiara



Queen Elisabeth of the Hellenes wears the kokoshnik version of the tiara from the Greek Emerald Parure in a portrait, ca. 1920s; more on this evolving diadem over here!


Regal Purple Jewels at the Palace

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In the middle of February, what could be more appropriate than a bright violet outfit and an amethyst brooch for the Queen at Buckingham Palace?


20 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik

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Queen Marie of Romania wears the Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik in a portrait, ca. 1920s; more on the tiara over here!