22 September 2019

The Connaught Sapphire Brooch

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has embraced the world of royal jewelry enthusiastically since joining the Danish royal family in 2004, and today, she wears a number of heirloom pieces from the family collection. Today, we've got a look at a small piece of jewelry that packs a major sentimental punch: her sapphire, diamond, and pearl brooch.


21 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara

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Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wears the Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara at a gala dinner celebrating the 50th birthday of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, May 2018; more on the tiara over here!


Crown Princess Mary and the Ruby Parure Tiara

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Crown Princess Mary has been a member of the Danish royal family for fifteen years, and in that time, the Ruby Parure Tiara has become her signature sparkler. Today, we're looking back at some of her most glamorous appearances wearing the heirloom tiara and its coordinating jewels...

20 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Cartier Pearl and Diamond Kokoshnik

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A pearl and diamond kokoshnik, made in 1908 by Cartier, is exhibited in Canberra along with numerous other jewels made by the jewelry firm, March 2018; see more from the exhibition here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: September 13-19


September 13-19, 2019

We've got one of our biggest royal jewel roundups ever for you today! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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30. Queen Letizia of Spain chose her Double Dagger earrings from Gold and Roses for the opening of a scholarship course in Torrejoncillo on Tuesday.


19 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Connaught Diamond Tiara

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Princess Sibylla of Sweden wears the Connaught Diamond Tiara at the annual Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, December 1948; more on the tiara over here!


Jewels from Rosenborg Castle

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One of the most fun things about running a royal jewelry website is definitely the way my readers share their royal jewel experiences with me. I'm always so honored when readers contact me and offer to share photos they've taken at various jewelry exhibitions, and I was thrilled when Annika reached out recently to share photos she took on a recent visit to Rosenborg Castle in Denmark.


18 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Crown Princess Mary's Edwardian Tiara

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wears her Edwardian-era tiara of diamonds, rubies, and spinels for an 80th birthday gala dinner for King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, May 2017; more on the convertible tiara over here!


Jewels of Prinsjesdag 2019

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On Tuesday, the Dutch royal family gathered in The Hague for Prinsjesdag, the annual opening day of the parliamentary year. As usual, the occasion provided an opportunity to bring some beautiful jewels out of the family vaults.


17 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Allan Tiara

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The Allan Tiara, made by Cartier, is displayed in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, January 2018; learn more about the tiara, which survived the sinking of the Lusitania, over here!


Rubies and Gold for the Spanish Royals

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted the Spanish national basketball team at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on Monday, and Letizia wore patriotic jewels for the event.


16 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The King Edward VII Ruby Tiara

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Queen Silvia of Sweden wears the King Edward VII Ruby Tiara for a state banquet in Tokyo, March 2007; more on the tiara over here!


Tiaras and Cake at Lancaster House

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It's September, which means it's time once again for Queen Charlotte's Ball, a recent revival of an old British society tradition.


15 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Ena's Pearl and Diamond Tiara

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Queen Letizia of Spain wears Queen Ena's Pearl and Diamond Tiara for a gala dinner in Madrid in honor of the President of Portugal, April 2018; more on the tiara over here!


The Queen Mother's Sapphire Flower Brooch

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Our month-long celebration of sapphire brooches continues today with a look at a lovely example from Britain: the Queen Mother's Sapphire Flower Brooch.


14 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Elisabeth's Art Deco Bandeau

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Queen Paola of Belgium wears Queen Elisabeth's Art Deco Bandeau for the Portuguese state dinner in Brussels, October 2005; more on the tiara over here!


King Olav's Gift Tiara

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It’s something of a Scandinavian tradition for royal princesses to receive tiaras as an eighteenth birthday present. Today, let’s look at the birthday tiara received by a member of the Norwegian royal family, Princess Märtha Louise.


13 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Sophie's Diamond Tiara

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Marie-Chantal of Greece wears Queen Sophie's Diamond Tiara during a gala dinner to celebrate the Ruby Jubilee of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, January 2012; more on the tiara here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: September 6-12


September 6-12, 2019

Late summer has brought out some gorgeous jewels this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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20. The Duchess of Sussex wore her turquoise earrings (and a sentimental necklace featuring the initials of her husband and son) as she watched the women's final match at the US Open on Saturday.


12 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Japanese Crown Princely Wedding Tiara

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Crown Princess Kiko of Japan wears the family's crown princely wedding tiara for the celebrations of the ascension of Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, May 2019; more on the tiara here!


The Court Jeweller Newsletter Launch


I mentioned briefly in a recent post that I'm launching The Court Jeweller Newsletter soon -- very soon, in fact! The first issue will launch later this evening, and I want to make sure that you're all able to enjoy this new bonus bejeweled royal content!

11 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Nine Provinces Tiara

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Queen Paola of Belgium wears the Nine Provinces Tiara for the Dutch state dinner in Brussels, June 2006; much more on the tiara here!


Picnic Sparkle in Monaco

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On Friday, the Grimaldis attended the traditional September picnic celebration, part of the regular Monegasque calendar year.


10 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Maud's Pearl Tiara

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Princess Martha Louise of Norway wears the smaller setting of (the replica of) Queen Maud's Pearl Tiara at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O'Neill, June 2013; more on the tiara's story over here!


Jewels of the Braemar Highland Games

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This weekend, the British royals gathered for one of the most festive events of their annual Balmoral residence: the Braemar Highland Games. Here's a look at some of the jewels we saw at this year's event.


09 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Cartier Diamond Loop Tiara

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Queen Letizia of Spain wears the Cartier Diamond Loop Tiara for a royal gala dinner in Madrid in honor of President Xi Jinping of China, November 2018; more on the tiara here!


Talking Royal Jewels with the Royal Dish Podcast!

The Queen wears the Vladimir Tiara with the Cambridge emeralds for the CHOGM banquet in Malta, November 2015 (Toby Melville-Pool/Getty Images)

I recently sat down to chat about royal jewels with Kay Quinn and Brandie Piper, hosts of the Royal Dish podcast. The show is produced in my hometown of St. Louis, so I was especially excited to talk about jewelry so close to home! Kay and Brandie asked me to talk about three favorite pieces of jewelry, and here's a sneak peek of what I chose to discuss...

08 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Ogilvy Tiara

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Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy wears the sapphire setting of her diamond floral tiara for a Variety Clubs dinner reception with Cary Grant, April 1972; more on the tiara here!


The Sapphire and Diamond Grapes Brooch

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Our journey through Queen Elizabeth II's collection of sapphire brooches continues today with a look at an exuberant little bauble: her Sapphire and Diamond Grapes Brooch.


07 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Mary's Diamond Scroll Tiara

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Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood wears her diamond scroll tiara with its sapphire central element for the coronation of her brother, King George VI, 1937; more on the tiara over here!


Queen Maxima and the Dutch Sapphire Tiara

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One of the grandest sapphire tiaras in Europe belongs to the Dutch royal family. Today, we've got a closer look at the two different ways Queen Maxima has worn the Dutch Sapphire Parure Tiara since becoming Queen of the Netherlands.


06 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Cartier Indian Tiara

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The Cartier Indian Tiara, which currently belongs to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, is displayed in Canberra during an exhibition of Cartier jewels, 2018; more on the tiara here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: August 30-September 5


August 30-September 5, 2019

The summer holidays are drawing to a close, school is back in session, and we've got a super-sized royal jewelry review coming your way! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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20. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway wore simple stud earrings and traditional brooches for her confirmation at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Saturday. (More over here!)


05 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Honeysuckle Tiara

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Queen Mary of the United Kingdom wears her diamond honeysuckle tiara with a sapphire central element for a portrait, ca. 1937; more on the tiara here!


Tassels and Pearls for Queen Maxima

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Summer holidays are coming to a close, which means the European royals are back in action! Here's a look at jewelry worn on two occasions this week by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians.


04 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet

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Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood wears Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet for a portrait, ca. 1920s; more on the tiara over here!


Tiaras of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

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With the recent death of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe, it seems like an appropriate time to turn our attention to some of the jewels once worn by members of the Innes-Ker family. Today, we're looking at a selection of jewels owned by a well-connected Roxburghe duchess: Lady Mary Crewe-Milnes, the first wife of the 9th Duke.


03 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Belgian Sapphire Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the Belgian Sapphire Tiara for the Royal Variety Performance, November 1983; more on the tiara here!


Princess Ingrid Alexandra's Confirmation Jewels

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the future Queen of Norway, was confirmed as a member of the Church of Norway on Saturday, and we've got a closer look at the royals and jewels involved...


02 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Cambridge Sapphire Parure Tiara

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Queen Mary of the United Kingdom wears the tiara and jewels from the Cambridge Sapphire Parure for a portrait, ca. 1920s; more on the historic suite of jewels over here!


A Peek Inside My Wedding Day

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I promised that I'd share an inside look at my wedding, and today it's here! Here's a peek at some of the details from our big day in July.


01 September 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Baden Palmette Tiara

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Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark wears the Baden Palmette Tiara with Queen Alexandrine's Sapphires for the wedding of Crown Prince Harald of Norway and Sonja Haraldsen, August 1968; more on the tiara over here and the sapphires here!


Queen Mary's Russian Brooch

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September is here, which means it's officially Sapphire Season, everyone! We're kicking things off today with a magnificent royal sapphire jewel: Queen Mary's Russian Brooch.


31 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Marie's Opal Tiara

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Countess Ruth of Rosenborg wears the family's opal tiara for the wedding of Crown Prince Harald of Norway and Sonja Haraldsen in Oslo, August 1968; more on the tiara here!


Queen Anne-Marie's Tiaras

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Greece's last queen consort, Queen Anne-Marie, celebrated her 73rd birthday yesterday, and to mark the occasion, we've got a roundup of all of her royal tiaras!

30 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Emerald Peacock Necklace Tiara

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Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg wears her Emerald Peacock Necklace Tiara for the wedding of Crown Prince Harald of Norway and Sonja Haraldsen, August 1968; more on the tiara over here!


This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: August 16-29


August 16-29, 2019

We've got more summer jewels in a super-sized two-week recap today! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. On August 25, Queen Letizia of Spain wore her petite dragonfly stud earrings to visit the hospital where her father-in-law, King Juan Carlos, recently had heart surgery.