23 April 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Prussian Clover Coronet

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Empress Augusta Viktoria of Germany wears the Prussian Clover Coronet in a portrait by Philip de László, ca. 1908


Jewels in Motion: Queen Friederike Glitters

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While doing a bit of research for last week's post on the Greek royal emeralds, I found a treasure trove of sparkling video of the late Queen Friederike. Enjoy seeing some of her royal jewels in motion!

22 April 2017

The Daily Diadem: Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna's Fringe Tiara

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Queen Marie of Romania (born Princess Marie of Edinburgh) wears her mother's diamond fringe tiara in a portrait by Philip de László; the tiara was sold by Marie's daughter, Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, in 1960


The Burmese Ruby Tiara

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Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom celebrated her 91st birthday. To mark the occasion, we're taking a closer look today at one of her personal contributions to the family's tiara arsenal: the Burmese Ruby Tiara.


21 April 2017

The Daily Diadem: The Order of Christ Tiara

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Augusta Viktoria of Portugal (born Princess Augusta Viktoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) wears the Order of Christ Tiara in a portrait by Philip de László, ca. 1915. The tiara was a gift to Augusta Viktoria from her husband, the former King Manuel II of Portugal; it featured the cross emblem of Portugal's Military Order of Christ