23 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Abercorn Floral Tiara

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Alexandra "Sacha" Phillips wears a large diamond floral tiara at her wedding to the Marquess of Hamilton (later the 5th Duke of Abercorn) at Westminster Abbey, October 1966; unfortunately, I don't have additional information about the tiara


The Snowdon Floral Tiara

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Spring has sprung here at TCJ headquarters, and to celebrate, I've got a look at one of my favorite British royal floral tiaras: the Snowdon Floral Tiara.


22 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: Lady Annesley's Tiara

Lady Annesley, ca. 1902

Priscilla Annesley, Countess Annesley wears a tall diamond tiara in a portrait published in The Sketch, May 1902; the tiara, appropriately for the time, appears to be an example of belle epoque design


This Week in Royal Jewels: March 15-20


March 15-20, 2019

Official visits brought us a bounty of royal jewels this week -- don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below! (Also, please note that this post had to be prepared a day earlier than usual, so jewels worn late Wednesday and Thursday will be included in next week's roundup!)


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15. On Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of gold earrings given to her by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a visit to New Zealand House in the wake of the recent horrific shootings in Christchurch.


21 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Londonderry Diamond Tiara

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Theresa Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry wears the family's diamond tiara in a portrait taken around the time of her marriage in 1875; more on the tiara over here!


Queen Margrethe Gleams in Argentina

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Queen Margrethe II and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark embarked on an official visit to Argentina this week, and Margrethe brought along several signature pieces from her jewelry box.

20 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Wellington Tiara

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Antonia Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington wears the family's diamond tiara for the Duke of Wellington's Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House in London, June 2015; the tiara has been with the family since the nineteenth century


Pink Jewels for Kate and the Queen

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On Tuesday, the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge joined forces for a visit to King's College London.


19 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Duchess of Leinster's Tiara

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Vivien FitzGerald, Duchess of Leinster -- fourth wife of the 7th Duke of Leinster -- wears a tiara and necklace as she travels to the State Opening of Parliament in London, November 1975; I don't have any additional information about the jewels


Princess Margaret's Donald Aquamarine Brooch

The Donald Aquamarine Brooch (Burstow and Hewett)

We've talked about lots of regal aquamarines already this March, but today I've got something a little more unusual for you: an ultra-modern aquamarine brooch owned by a fascinating British princess.


18 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Dufferin and Ava Shamrock Tiara

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Maureen Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava wears the family's diamond shamrock tiara for the State Opening of Parliament, 1935; learn more about the fascinating tiara over here!


Kate Glitters on St. Patrick's Day

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Yesterday, we oooh-ed and aaah-ed over a shamrock made of turquoise and diamonds -- and today, we've got a lovely green and gold one to admire!


17 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Connaught Fringe Tiara

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Lady Patricia Ramsay (born Princess Patricia of Connaught) wears her diamond fringe tiara in Westminster Abbey during the coronation of 1937; Patricia inherited the tiara from her mother, the Duchess of Connaught, who had received it as a wedding gift from Queen Victoria


The Duchess of Cornwall's Turquoise Shamrock Brooch

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Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! To celebrate, we've got a fantastic and unusual piece of royal jewelry to enjoy: the diamond and turquoise shamrock brooch worn by the Duchess of Cornwall.

16 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Belgian Scroll Tiara

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg wears the Belgian Scroll Tiara during a state visit from King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, May 2018; more on the tiara here!


The Prussian Clover Coronet

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so of course I needed to bring you a suitable sparkler this Saturday! Here's a closer look at the intriguing clover coronet from the former imperial family of Germany.


15 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Iveagh Tiara

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Lady Rose Gilman wears the Iveagh on her wedding day in London, July 2008; more on the British royal heirloom diadem here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: March 8-14


March 8-14, 2019

Royals from around the world sparkled at home and abroad this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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25. Princess Caroline of Monaco wore gold accessories on Wednesday for the induction of dancer Jiri Kylian into the the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris.


14 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara

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Princess Claire of Luxembourg wears the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara for the annual National Day gala, June 2018; more on this important heirloom tiara here!


Jewels in Motion: The Siren of Serendip

The Siren of Serendip

As Crown Princess Mary wraps up her visit to Houston, I've got another sparkling bit of wonder for you from the city: a look at one of the Houston Museum of Natural Science's newest acquisitions, the Siren of Serendip.


13 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Danish Ruby Parure Tiara

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Queen Ingrid of Denmark wears the tiara and accompanying jewels from the Danish Ruby Parure for a state banquet in Copenhagen, March 1954; more on the parure over here!


Mary Sparkles Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Here's a fun royal trivia fact: did you know that Crown Princess Mary of Denmark lived in Texas as a child? This week, Mary returned to the Lone Star State for an official visit, and we've got a look at some of the jewels she wore on the trip.


12 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Romanian Greek Key Tiara

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Margarita of Romania wears the family's Greek Key Tiara for the wedding reception of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, July 2011; more on the fascinating tiara over here!


Commonwealth Day Jewels 2019

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Today, many of the senior British royals gathered at Westminster Abbey to attend the annual Commonwealth Day Service, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth.

11 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Lotus Flower Tiara

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The Countess of Snowdon wears the Lotus Flower Tiara on her wedding day, October 1993; more on this heirloom royal tiara over here!


Princess Diana's Aquamarines

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Our celebration of March's birthstone continues with a peek into yet another famous royal jewelry collection. Today, we've got a look at some of the aquamarine jewels worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.


10 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Aquamarine Parure Tiara

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands wears the tiara from the Dutch aquamarine parure for a state visit from the President of Finland, October 1972; more on the tiara over here!


The Countess of Wessex's Aquamarine Art Deco Brooch

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The Countess of Wessex has made several appearances on the site already this month, which should come as no surprise -- the woman loves an aquamarine! Today, we've got a closer look at one of her most beautiful aquamarine jewels, her Art Deco-style brooch.


09 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Aquamarine Ribbon Tiara

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The Countess of Wessex wears a tiara of aquamarines surrounded by diamond ribbons for the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden in Stockholm, June 2013; more on the tiara over here!


Queen Louise's Diamond Tiara

Princess Margaretha wears Queen Louise's Diamond Tiara, May 1957 (Keystone Pictures USA/Alamy)

We've talked at length here on the blog about the magnificent gems owned and worn by the Bernadotte family in Sweden. But they have a few petite royal tiaras in their jewelry boxes, too, including the diamond scroll tiara worn by the king's sisters.


08 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Aquamarine Bandeau

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg wears the tiara and jewels from the family's aquamarine parure during a state visit to Denmark, October 2003; more on the jewels over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: March 1-7


March 1-7, 2019

We've got a boatload of daytime sparkle for you to enjoy this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. Queen Letizia of Spain wore her Double Dagger Earrings from Gold and Roses for Wednesday's Princess of Girona Foundation event in Caceres.


07 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara

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Queen Fabiola of Belgium wears the aquamarine setting of the Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara for a reception at the Belgian embassy during the British state visit, May 1963; more on the tiara here!


Blazing Orange for Maxima in Bremen

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited Bremen on Wednesday, and Maxima chose jewels very fitting for a royal lady from the House of Orange.


06 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Ena's Aquamarine Tiara

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Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg wears Queen Ena's Aquamarine Tiara and accompanying jewels from the suite for the pre-wedding ball in honor of her nephew, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, October 2012; more on the historic parure here!


Jewels to Celebrate the Prince of Wales

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The British royals gathered at Buckingham Palace today for a reception to mark a major milestone: the 50th anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.


05 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Ligne Aquamarine Tiara

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Isabella Orsini wears the Ligne Aquamarine Tiara for her wedding to Prince Edouard de Ligne de la Tremoille in Antoing, Belgium, September 2009; more on the tiara over here!


Queen Juliana's Aquamarine Pendant

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With one of the most extensive jewelry collections in Europe, it's no surprise that the Dutch royal family owns a large number of excellent aquamarine pieces. Today, we've got a closer look at one of the sparkliest: Queen Juliana's Aquamarine Pendant.


04 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Wessex Aquamarine Necklace Tiara

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The Countess of Wessex wears her convertible aquamarine and diamond tiara during an opera gala celebrating the enthronement of Prince Albert II of Monaco, November 2005; more on the tiara over here!


TCJ Book Club Pick: Lucy Worsley's QUEEN VICTORIA


It's time for the announcement of our March/April book club selection! This time around, we'll be reading...


TCJ Book Club Discussion: THE GOWN

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It's time to discuss our latest pick from The Court Jeweller Book Club: Jennifer Robson's lovely novel of the 1947 royal wedding, The Gown!


03 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau

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The Duchess of Sussex wears Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau for her wedding to the Duke of Sussex at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, May 2018; more on the tiara (and the brooch in the middle of it!) over here!


The Queen Mother's Aquamarine Art Deco Brooch

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Today we've got a closer look at one of my favorite aquamarine brooches from Queen Elizabeth II's extensive collection: the Queen Mother's Aquamarine Art Deco Brooch.


02 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Grace's Diamond Tiara

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Princess Grace of Monaco wears her diamond tiara for a charity gala in Monte Carlo, April 1966; more on the tiara over here!


The Swedish Aquamarine Bandeau

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We're kicking off March with a tiara that puts the month's birthstone in the spotlight: the Swedish Aquamarine Bandeau.


01 March 2019

The Daily Diadem: Gina Lollobrigida's Brooch Ornament

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Gina Lollobrigida (with Kirk and Anne Douglas) wears a sparkling brooch in her hair as a tiara-style ornament at a party hosted by Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher in Rome, ca. 1960; enjoy our previous look at one of Gina's most dazzling jewels, her emerald ring, over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: February 22-28


February 22-28, 2019

We're closing out the month with a huge royal jewel roundup! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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25. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wore gold earrings on Monday for a photo session during the royal family's winter holiday in Lech, Austria.