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28 February 2017
|Princess Astrid's Diamond Wing Aigrette (Stian Lysberg Solum/AFP/Getty Images)|
Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner wears her diamond wing aigrette at a gala dinner in Oslo, August 2011
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27 February 2017
|Pharrell Williams attends the 2017 Academy Awards (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)|
Our final Oscar wrap-up post of 2017 lets the gentlemen have a rare moment in the spotlight on the blog! Here's a look at some of the jewels sported by the men on last night's red carpet...
|Octavia Spencer attends the 2017 Academy Awards (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)|
Statement earrings are red carpet staples these days, and the 2017 Oscars were no exception. Here are some of the blingiest examples from the evening...
|The Brunswick Tiara (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)|
The Princess of Hanover (born Princess Caroline of Monaco) wears the Brunswick Tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, May 2004
|Viola Davis with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)|
We saw some significant sparkle on hands and fingers on the Oscars red carpet last night! Here are some of the most intriguing examples...
|Taraji P. Henson attends the 2017 Academy Awards (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)|
The clear jewelry trend winner of the 2017 Academy Awards: the necklace! Here's a look at some of the most beautiful and interesting pieces we saw on the red carpet...
|Ruth Negga attends the 2017 Academy Awards (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)|
We're kicking off our day-long recap of the jewels of last night's Academy Awards with the good stuff: hair jewelry! There's even a real-life tiara in the mix...
26 February 2017
|The Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe Tiara (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)|
The Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born Princess Benedikte of Denmark) wears the family's diamond fringe tiara as a necklace at the wedding of her daughter, Princess Nathalie, in June 2011
Our Oscar weekend celebration of Princess Grace of Monaco, who won an Academy Award during her days as the actress Grace Kelly, continues with a survey of some of her loveliest bejeweled images. Enjoy!
25 February 2017
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The Duchess of Brabant (now Queen Mathilde of the Belgians) wears her laurel wreath tiara as a necklace at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, April 2011
24 February 2017
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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wears her Edwardian Tiara in its necklace form at the Aarhus Concert Hall, April 2015
February 17-23, 2017
It's another blockbuster week for royal jewels! After you've made tough decisions about your favorites, be sure to vote in the poll below!
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10. Queen Letizia of Spain borrowed a pair of pale-pink earrings from Queen Sofia to welcome the President and First Lady of Argentina to Madrid on Wednesday. (More over here!)
23 February 2017
|The Wessex Aquamarine Necklace Tiara (MJ Kim/Getty Images)|
The Countess of Wessex wears her modern aquamarine tiara in necklace form at the ChildLine and Mission Enfance Royal Gala in London, March 2006
|Zara Phillips Tindall attends the Magic Millions Polo Event in January (Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)|
22 February 2017
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|The Nine Provinces Tiara/Necklace (SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)|
Queen Paola of Belgium wears the Nine Provinces Tiara as a necklace (and Queen Elisabeth's Art Deco Bandeau as a tiara) at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, May 2004
Time for another venture into the world of PBS's royal soap opera, Victoria! This week is all about trains, babies, and contingency plans...
21 February 2017
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|King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra at the Opening of Parliament, ca. 1910|
"Almost Outshone Queen"
(originally appeared in the Washington Post on 21 Feb 1909)
The American Countess Granard  made her debut publicly at the opening of parliament on Tuesday. All the peeresses who were present in the gilded chamber of the House of Lords were eager to see her. She shared the peeresses' attention with the Queen, and was thoroughly stared at by the wives and daughters of the various lords.
20 February 2017
|The Norwegian Amethyst Parure Tiara (Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)|
Queen Sonja of Norway wears the family's amethyst parure tiara as a necklace at a gala before the wedding of her son, Crown Prince Haakon, in August 2001
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19 February 2017
|The Modern Fringe Tiara (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)|
Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears her Modern Fringe Tiara at her wedding to Christopher O'Neill in Stockholm, 8 June 2013
|One of Queen Victoria's Diamond Bow Brooches (William Lovelace/Daily Express/Getty Images)|
18 February 2017
|The Cartier Halo Tiara (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)|
Catherine Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) wears the Cartier Halo Tiara at her wedding to the Duke of Cambridge, 29 April 2011
|The Russian Pearl Bandeau (Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Getty Images)|
17 February 2017
|The Prussian Tiara (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)|
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (now Queen Letizia of Spain) wears the Prussian Tiara at her wedding to the Prince of Asturias (now King Felipe VI of Spain) in Madrid, 22 May 2004
February 10-16, 2017
We've got quite the range of pieces this week -- don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!
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10. The Duchess of Cambridge wore her leaf-shaped earrings by Kiki McDonough for a visit to RAF Wittering on Tuesday.
16 February 2017
|Crown Princess Mary's Wedding Tiara (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)|
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson wears her diamond wedding tiara at her wedding to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, 14 May 2004
In this Swedish newsreel footage from Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh's 1956 visit to Stockholm, we get to see royal jewels galore. Which pieces do you spot?
15 February 2017
|The Dutch Star Tiara (OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images)|
Princess Maxima of the Netherlands (now Queen Maxima of the Netherlands) wears the diamond star setting of the Pearl Button Tiara at her wedding to the Prince of Orange, February 2002
|Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus|
14 February 2017
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|The Diamond Daisy Bandeau (All Over Press Norway/Getty Images)|
Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby wears the Diamond Daisy Bandeau at her wedding to Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in Oslo, 25 August 2001
|Crown Princess Victoria wears the Cameo tiara and earrings at her wedding to Prince Daniel|
(Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Today is Valentine's Day, and people around the world are turning their thoughts toward romance. What better way could their be to celebrate a holiday about love than by looking at some of the most romantic pieces of jewelry in royal collections? Here are five of my favorite romantic royal jewels -- please feel free to nominate more Valentine-worthy jewels in the comments!
13 February 2017
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Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (now Queen Mathilde of the Belgians) wears Queen Elisabeth's Art Deco Bandeau at her wedding to the Duke of Brabant (now King Philippe of the Belgians) in Brussels, 4 December 1999
|Chris Jackson/Getty Images|
Time for another installment of PBS's royal soap opera, Victoria! Catch up on our previous recaps if you've missed any, and then head back here for costume jewels, forbidden romance, and a makeshift trampoline folk remedy...
12 February 2017
|Queen Ena's Turquoise Star Tiara (Library of Congress Bain Collection)|
Queen Ena of Spain (born Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg) wears her turquoise star tiara in a portrait, ca. 1915
|Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen / the Royal Court|
|The Oriental Circlet (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)|
11 February 2017
|Queen Victoria's Pearl and Diamond Tiara|
Princess Patricia of Connaught (later Lady Patricia Ramsay) wears Queen Victoria's Pearl and Diamond Tiara at the 1911 coronation in a portrait with her parents; her mother, the Duchess of Connaught, wears a diamond scroll tiara
|Queen Mary wears her amethyst tiara and necklace|
10 February 2017
|Princess Beatrice's Diamond Tiara (Grand Ladies Site)|
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (born Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh; later Duchess of Galliera) wears a vertiginous diamond tiara (provenance/whereabouts unknown) and court dress in a portrait taken in 1907
February 3-9, 2017
We had a couple of big jewel surprises from the royal world this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!
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10. During an athletic outing in support of Heads Together on Sunday, the Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new pair of stud earrings by Asprey. (More over here!)