14 December 2018

This Week in Nobel Gala Jewels: December 7-13


December 7-13, 2018

There was so much sparkling splendor at this week's Nobel Prize gala festivities, they needed their own separate review! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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10. and 9. For the Nobel Peace Prize banquet on Monday in Oslo, Queen Sonja chose a statement necklace with coordinating earrings, while Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore sparkling diamonds on her wrist.

This Week in Royal Jewels: December 6-13


December 6-13, 2018

We've got a bonus day of royal jewels in this week's review, and it's a whopper! (And that doesn't include the Nobel gala jewels, which will appear later in yet another review!) Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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25. Princess Beatrice of York wore a playful necklace with a bee pendant charm at the New York Public Library on Monday for the Berggruen Prize Gala.


13 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Coburg Turquoise Tiara

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Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha wears the family's diamond and turquoise tiara at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, June 2013; read more on the tiara here!


Royal Peacock Jewels

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The gorgeous feathers of the peacock have provided design inspirations for artists for generations, including the makers of royal jewelry. Today, here's a look at a trio of peacock-inspired jewels.


12 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Turquoise Daisy Bandeau

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wears the Turquoise Daisy Bandeau during a state dinner for the President of China in Copenhagen, June 2012; read more about the tiara here!


Royal Rubies to Celebrate Spain's Constitution

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On Thursday, the Spanish royal family gathered in Madrid to mark a very important milestone: the 40th anniversary of the nation's constitution.

11 December 2018

The Mellerio Turquoise Floral Tiara

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A diamond, turquoise, gold, and silver tiara with a floral design is displayed at Mellerio in Paris, December 2012; the tiara was made by the firm in 1860, and it can be broken down and worn as a series of brooches


Nobel Jewels 2018: Princess Christina

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Our tour of Monday's Nobel tiaras wraps up with a surprise attendee: Princess Christina! The palace doesn't mention her in its official press releases, and she's recently retired from most public appearances, so it was very exciting to see her at the festivities.


Nobel Jewels 2018: Princess Sofia

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Our Nobel jewelry-palooza rolls on with a look at the sparkling jewels worn by Princess Sofia in Stockholm!


10 December 2018

Nobel Jewels 2018: Crown Princess Victoria

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Our tour of the Nobel Prize celebration jewels of 2018 continues with a look at the sparkling gems worn by Crown Princess Victoria in Stockholm!


Nobel Jewels 2018: Queen Silvia

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Our extended coverage of the 2018 Nobel Prize ceremonies kicks off with a look at the jewels worn this evening by Queen Silvia of Sweden in Stockholm!


The Daily Diadem: Queen Alexandra's Turquoise Circlet

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Princess Astrid of Norway wears Queen Alexandra's Turquoise Circlet at a birthday celebration for her brother and sister-in-law, King Harald and Queen Sonja, in Oslo, May 2017; more on this British royal heirloom tiara here!


Nobel Jewel Predictions 2018

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It's finally here, magpies: today is Nobel Prize day! As some of the world's greatest minds are honored in Scandinavia, the women of the Swedish royal family will bring out the bling. (A more subdued gala will be held in Oslo for the winners of the Peace Prize.) The royal court has confirmed that Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Sofia will attend the festivities tonight in Stockholm, so it's time to do some tiara predicting!

09 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: Princess Sofia's Palmette Tiara

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Princess Sofia of Sweden wears the pearl setting of her diamond palmette tiara at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, December 2017; more on the tiara here!


The Queen's Diamond and Pearl Leaf Brooch

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Queen Elizabeth II's brooch collection is so vast that often pieces go unseen or unworn for years -- or even decades! Today's piece, her Diamond and Pearl Leaf Brooch, was one of those mystery items, until it came to prominence again on the Duchess of Cambridge.


08 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the family's aquamarine and diamond kokoshnik for the Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm, December 2015; more on this spectacular tiara over here!


The Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara

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Belgium has had a lovely tradition of December royal weddings, and tiaras like today's piece -- the Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara -- often arrived in their royal vaults right at this time of year.


07 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Swedish Four Button Tiara

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wears the family's Diamond Four Button Tiara with the Bernadotte Emeralds for the Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm, December 2012; learn more about the tiara over here and the emeralds over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: November 30-December 6


November 30-December 6, 2018

It's been a week full of glittering jewels, including a trio of tiaras! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge wore her Empress Mini Earrings from Mappin and Webb for a Christmas party at Kensington Palace for the families of deployed personnel serving in Cyprus.


06 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Napoleonic Cut Steel Tiara

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wears the Napoleonic Cut Steel Tiara for the Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm, December 2010; see the tiara up close over here!


The Kent Tiarapedia Is Here!

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As we continue this year's encyclopedic journey through the royal tiaras of the world, we've arrived at part of the British royal family that has managed to hang on to some of its heirloom tiaras: the descendants of Prince George and Princess Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent.


05 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara

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Princess Lilian of Sweden wears the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, December 2005; more on this family tiara over here!


04 December 2018

British Diplomatic Reception Jewels 2018

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We got a delightful surprise from Buckingham Palace last night: a photographer had been allowed access to the annual (and usually private) diplomatic reception! Here's a look at the sparkling royal jewels that were on display -- something so exciting I'm bringing it to you a few hours early!


The Daily Diadem: The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara

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Queen Silvia of Sweden wears the tiara and jewels from the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, December 2004; more on the suite of jewels here!


Book Picks for Royal Jewel Lovers

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I get lots of emails asking for suggestions for gifts for royal jewelry lovers, so today, I've got a roundup featuring a trio of excellent (and affordable!) coffee table books perfect for the magpie on your gift list!

03 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Cameo Tiara

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Queen Silvia of Sweden wears the tiara and jewels from the family's Cameo Parure at the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 1998; learn about the tiara's fascinating history here!


Royal Jewel Rewind: Nobel Prize Jewels 2008

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For royal jewelry lovers, the tenth day of December is almost as good as Christmas! That's when the ladies of Sweden's royal family break out some amazing bling for the annual Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm. As we prepare for next Monday's glitter, here's a look back at the jewels worn a decade ago for the ceremony and banquet.


02 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Emerald Choker

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Diana, Princess of Wales wears Queen Mary's Emerald Choker as a bandeau as she dances with the Prince of Wales at Government House in Melbourne during their royal tour of Australia, October 1985; the choker necklace is now back in the royal vaults


The Golden Trellis Brooch

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Queen Elizabeth II's jewelry box is full of pieces that have stood the test of time -- including today's spotlighted piece, her Golden Trellis Brooch.


01 December 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik

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Princess Eugenie of York wears the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik at her wedding to Jack Brooksbank, October 2018; much more on the tiara over here!


The Luxembourg Turquoise Tiara

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The Luxembourgish royal vaults hold one of the best royal jewel collections in the world -- one that can occasionally bring us a delightful surprise or two. That was the case with this suite of heirloom turquoise jewels, which we first saw put into the family's current tiara rotation about a decade ago.