|King Felipe and Queen Letizia attend a gala dinner in Lisbon (Photo: ANTONIO COTRIM/AFP/Getty Images)|
30 November 2016
|Catherine Pavlovna's Diamond Tiara (Image: Wikimedia Commons)|
Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, wife of King William I of Württemberg, is depicted wearing a diamond tiara in a portrait
|Maxima and Mathilde in Utrecht (Photo: OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images)|
|The Antique Corsage Tiara (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)|
29 November 2016
|Princess Alexandra's patronages celebrated at Buckingham Palace (Photo: Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)|
|Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde during the state visit (Photo: FRANK VAN BEEK/AFP/Getty Images)|
|State dinner in Portugal for King Felipe and Queen Letizia (Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)|
|The Teck Crescent Tiara (Photo: Grand Ladies Site)|
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck wears the Teck Crescent Tiara in a portrait
|View of the "Diamond Horseshoe" at the old Metropolitan Opera House, ca. 1938 (Photo: Keystone/Getty Images)|
"Dazzling with Gems"
(originally appeared in the Washington Post, 27 Nov 1904)
White reigned: far and away the great majority of women in the boxes were in white, and the few colored gowns served merely to accentuate the general snowdrift effect.
28 November 2016
|State banquet at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam (Photo: ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images)|
|Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde in Amsterdam (Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)|
|The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara (Photo: Grand Ladies Site)|
Queen Mary of the United Kingdom wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara (with its original pear-shaped pearl toppers) in a portrait
|The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at a memorial service for the Duke of Westminster (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)|
27 November 2016
|Queen Sophie's Diamond Fringe Tiara (Image: Wikimedia Commons)|
Queen Sophie of the Netherlands (born Sophie of Württemberg) wears a diamond fringe tiara in an 1839 portrait by Johann Michael Holder; the provenance/whereabouts of the tiara are not known
|The Shirley Temple Blue Diamond Ring (Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Sotheby's)|
26 November 2016
|The Isenburg Floral Tiara (Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)|
Sophie of Prussia (born Sophie of Isenburg) wears the Isenburg Floral Tiara on her wedding day in Potsdam, 27 August 2011
|The Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara (Photo: Stephen Hird/WPA Pool/Getty Images)|
25 November 2016
|The Queen attends a service of thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)|
Looking for our weekly jewel roundup? Never fear: we'll have a supersized fortnightly edition next Friday, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy today's sparkle...
The holiday season is upon us, magpies, and that means one thing: we're all shopping like mad! Today, I've partnered with StyleRocks, the Australian jewelry company that specializes in custom-made pieces, to bring you a holiday shopping guide with a royal jewelry twist.
Many of you will be familiar with StyleRocks through the giveaways they've sponsored here at The Court Jeweller in the past. And I've gotten great feedback from those of you who have shopped with the company. In fact, StyleRocks prides itself on maintaining a 100% satisfaction rate with their customers -- something I think is extremely important where jewelry is concerned!
24 November 2016
|The Spanish Floral Tiara (Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)|
Queen Sofia of Spain wears the Spanish Floral Tiara at a gala dinner for the President of Argentina, 9 February 2009
|The 2015 Nobels, our TCJ Thanksgiving Inspiration for 2016 (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)|
Here in America, today is Thanksgiving, our annual festival of kindness, togetherness, giant balloon parades, football games, and overeating. To celebrate, I thought it was only fitting to bring a long-standing holiday tradition to the blog: going around the dinner table and telling everyone what we're thankful for. I'll start!
I'm thankful ... that the Nobel Prize Ceremony is coming up in a few weeks, with all its glittering splendor.
23 November 2016
|The Wessex Aquamarine Necklace Tiara (Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)|
The Countess of Wessex wears her convertible diamond and aquamarine tiara at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, 13 June 2015
22 November 2016
|Kate attends the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards (Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)|
|The Habsburg Fringe Tiara (Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images)|
Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein wears the Habsburg Fringe Tiara at a dinner on the eve of the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, 29 April 2013
|Queen Anne-Marie wears her topaz cluster brooch (Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)|
21 November 2016
|Princess Sofia's Emerald Palmette Tiara (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)|
Princess Sofia of Sweden wears her Emerald Palmette Tiara at the Nobel Prize Banquet, 10 December 2015
|Crown Princess Mary opens the Mothers' Help House (Photo: OLAFUR STEINAR GESTSSON/AFP/Getty Images)|
20 November 2016
|Queen Sofia's Pink Topaz Tiara (Image: Wikimedia Commons)|
Queen Sofia of Sweden wears her pink topaz and diamond tiara in a portrait, ca. 1875
(There's been lots of speculation about this tiara's whereabouts. I defer to Trond Noren Isaksen's article on the piece!)
|Crown Princess Mary's Engagement Ring (Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)|
19 November 2016
|Monaco's National Day Gala 2016 (Photo: PLS Pool/Getty Images)|
|The Khedive of Egypt Tiara (Photo: Grand Ladies Site)|
Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden wears the Khedive of Egypt Tiara in a portrait, ca. 1910
|Monaco's National Day 2016 (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)|
|The Dutch Diamond Bandeau (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)|
18 November 2016
|The Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara (Photo: SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)|
Princess Lilian of Sweden wears the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara at the Nobel Prize Banquet, 10 December 2003
November 11-17, 2016
Earrings and brooches are the focus in this week's jewel roundup. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!
|Photo: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images|
10. Princess Charlene of Monaco wore her Dior Tribales earrings on two occasions this week: Thursday's visit to the Red Cross in Monaco, and Saturday's trip to see South Africa's rugby team play in England.
17 November 2016
|The Cameo Tiara (Image: Wikimedia Commons)|
Queen Josefina of Sweden wears the Cameo Tiara in a portrait by Bertha Valerius, painted in the late nineteenth century
|Catherine the Great's Diamond Bow Necklace (Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Sotheby's)|
Yesterday, Sotheby's auctioned off three pieces of jewelry that we've discussed recently here on the blog. Here's a look at the results of each sale...
16 November 2016
|The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)|
Queen Silvia of Sweden wears the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara at the celebrations for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's Ruby Jubilee, 15 January 2012
|Countess Gunnila Bernadotte wears her diamond and pearl aigrette (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)|
15 November 2016
|Dutch state visit to Belgium, June 2006 (Photo: Mark Renders/Getty Images)|
Time for another trip in our bejeweled time machine, magpies. This time, we're setting a course for a decade ago, where we'll marvel at a number of the tiaras worn and displayed in 2006. Enjoy!
14 November 2016
|Charlene and Harry watch rugby at Twickenham (Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)|