26 May 2019

Elizabeth Taylor's Emerald Floral Brooch

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Today we've got a brooch that combines all the best things about May -- flowers and emeralds! Here's a look at the emerald floral brooch that belonged to one of the greatest Hollywood jewelry collectors, Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

25 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Norwegian Emerald Parure Tiara

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Queen Sonja of Norway wears the family's emerald tiara and accompanying jewels in Oslo during a state visit from the President of South Africa, August 2010; more on the jewels here!


Queen Victoria's Tiaras

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Yesterday, the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. To keep the festivities rolling, today we have a look at some of the tiaras from her remarkable jewelry collection.

24 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Angouleme Emerald Tiara

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The emerald and diamond tiara from the collection of the Duchess of Angouleme is displayed at the Louvre, June 2016; more on the French royal tiara here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: May 17-23


May 17-23, 2019

With weddings, parties, tours, and more, it's been a very eventful week for royal jewelry! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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20. The Countess of Wessex wore pearly pendant earrings on Wednesday for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award presentations at Buckingham Palace.


23 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Sofia's Palmette Tiara

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Princess Sofia of Sweden wears the emerald, coronet-style setting of her diamond palmette tiara for the Nobel Prize banquet, December 2015; more on the versatile tiara here!


Glamour in Germany for Queen Maxima

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands jetted over to Germany for an official visit this week, and today we've got a look at the glamorous and whimsical jewels that Maxima packed for the trip.


22 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara

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Queen Victoria's Emerald and Diamond Tiara is photographed ahead of its display as part of the "Victoria Revealed" exhibition at Kensington Palace, March 2018; more on the tiara here!


A Royal Wedding in Stockholm (1919)

Princess Margaretha and Prince Axel's official wedding portrait, May 1919

A hundred years ago today, the wedding of a Danish prince and a Swedish princess was celebrated in Stockholm. Today, we've got a look back at the nuptials of Prince Axel and Princess Margaretha.


21 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Chaumet Emerald Tiara

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg wears the Chaumet Emerald Tiara for the Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm, December 2011; more on the tiara here!


Floral Sparkles at the Chelsea Flower Show

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Monday was press day for the Royal Horticultural Society's annual Chelsea Flower Show, and the royals were there en masse to view this year's beautiful gardens. Here's a look at the jewels they brought along for the visit.


20 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Greek Emerald Parure Tiara

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Queen Anne-Marie wears the tiara and jewels from the Greek Emerald Parure for a gala concert in Copenhagen in honor of her eldest sister's 70th birthday, April 2010; more on the jewels here!


Royal Jewels Fetch a Princely Sum

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We recently showcased five pieces of incredible antique jewelry here on The Court Jeweller that would soon be sold at auction. Now that the sales have happened, here's a look at the amount each piece fetched in the auction room...

19 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau

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Meghan Markle wears Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau for her wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, 19 May 2018; more on her bridal jewels here!


18 May 2019

Royal Jewels at Lady Gabriella's Wedding

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Our coverage of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston continues with a look at the jewels worn by the many royal guests in attendance.


The Daily Diadem: The Kent Pearl Fringe Tiara

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The Duchess of Kent wears the Kent Pearl Fringe Tiara for a dinner at the Portuguese Embassy in London, November 1978; more on the tiara here!


Royal Wedding Jewels: Lady Gabriella Windsor

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Today in Windsor, one of the members of the British royal family, Lady Gabriella Windsor, married Thomas Kingston at St. George's Chapel. I'm going to present our coverage of the wedding in a couple of posts, starting off with a look at Gabriella's lovely bridal jewels.


The Kent City of London Fringe Tiara

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Today in Windsor, one of the members of the Kent branch of the British royal family, Lady Gabriella Windsor, will marry her fiancé at St. George's Chapel. In honor of her wedding day, we've got a look at the Kent City of London Fringe Tiara, a diamond tiara worn by two Kent brides, including Gabriella's mother.


17 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Argyll Diamond Daisies

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Princess Michael of Kent wears the Argyll Diamond Daisies as a tiara at a wedding gala dinner for Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, July 2011; more on the daisies here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: May 10-16


May 10-16, 2019

Brooches and pearls steal the show in this week's royal jewel review. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. Queen Letizia of Spain brought out her Skyline earrings from Gold and Roses multiple times this week, including Thursday's visit to the Foundation Against Drug Addiction in Madrid. (See more appearances from the earrings here!)


16 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara

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Princess Michael of Kent wears the Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara with pearl and aquamarine jewels for the Dutch state banquet at Buckingham Palace, October 2018; more on the tiara here!


Kent Royal Wedding Jewels

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This Saturday, Lady Gabriella Windsor -- a member of the Kent branch of the British royal family -- will marry her fiance, Thomas Kingston, in Windsor. To get ready for the big day, we've got a look today at all of the royal brides from the Kent family.


15 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Russian Pearl Bandeau

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears a diamond and pearl bandeau inherited from her mother's family as she dances with President Nkrumah during Ghana's independence celebrations, 1957; more on the tiara over here!


An Heirloom for Kate at Bletchley Park

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The Duchess of Cambridge headed to Bletchley Park on Tuesday, and she brought a lovely family heirloom along with her.


14 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Kent City of London Fringe Tiara

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears her diamond fringe tiara as she reads a speech from the Queen in the National Assembly, Ghana, granting Independence to the Gold Coast, February 1957; more on the fringe tiara over here!


A Spanish Royal Jewelry Roundup

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This weekend brought us a bit of glitter and gold from the Spanish royal family during a series of varied engagements.


13 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Cambridge Sapphire Tiara

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears the original tiara from the Cambridge Sapphire Parure in a photographic portrait by Peter North, 1936; more on the suite's history here!


TCJ Book Club Pick: Anne Edwards's ROYAL SISTERS


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

TCJ Book Club Discussion: Lucy Worsley's QUEEN VICTORIA

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Grab your copy of the latest pick from The Court Jeweller Book Club, magpies! It's time for our discussion of Lucy Worsley's Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life.

12 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Dua Lipa at the Met Gala

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Dua Lipa wears a vibrant, colorful tiara at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2019; the gala's theme was "Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion"


The Dutch Emerald Butterfly Brooch

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The Dutch royal jewelry vaults are some of the most impressive in all of Europe, with numerous parures and suites set with precious gems. Today, we've got a closer look at one of the family's lovely butterfly brooches.


11 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Zendaya at the Met Gala

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Zendaya wears a tiara of golden sunbursts at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2015; the gala's theme was "China: Through The Looking Glass"


Tiaras of the Akishino Princesses

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When Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne last week, Japan also gained a new crown princely family. The Akishino household, headed by the emperor's brother and heir, Crown Princess Fumihito, includes a trio of jewel-wearing imperial princesses. Today, we've got a look at the family's growing collection of tiaras.


10 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Kate Bosworth at the Met Gala

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Kate Bosworth wears a floral diadem at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2016; the gala's theme was "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology"


This Week in Royal Jewels: May 3-9


May 3-9, 2019

It's been an absolutely incredible week for royal jewels, and we've got an appropriately supersized jewel review for you! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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30. The Duchess of Sussex wore diamonds, turquoise, and gold to introduce baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to the world on Wednesday. (Much more here!)


09 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Kate Upton at the Met Gala

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Kate Upton wears a vibrant diadem at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2018; the gala's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination"


Jewels for Baby Sussex

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On Wednesday, we got to meet the newest member of the British royal family, along with his proud parents. In today's post, I've got a look at the brand-new baby, the jewelry worn by his mother for his first public appearance, and some fantastic bejeweled royal baby presents to inspire his father!


08 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Hailee Steinfeld at the Met Gala

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Hailee Steinfeld wears a pearly tiara at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2018; the gala's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination"


Coronation Jewels in Thailand

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A weekend-long series of coronation festivities were held recently in Bangkok for King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his new consort, Queen Suthida. Here's a brief look at a few of the jewels worn for the various ceremonies.


07 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Zoey Deutch at the Met Gala

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Zoey Deutch wears a golden diadem at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2016; the gala's theme was "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology"


Costume Jewels: The Met Gala 2019

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On Monday evening, stars gathered in New York for the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year's theme, "Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion," meant that the jewels and fashion would be especially inventive and unusual, and lots of the lucky attendees majorly delivered!

06 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: Sienna Miller at the Met Gala

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Sienna Miller wears a pair of diamond star tiaras at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2018; the gala's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination"


Imperial Jewels on the Balcony in Tokyo

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On Saturday, the Japanese imperial family gathered at the palace in Tokyo for the first official public appearance of the new Emperor Naruhito.


05 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Japanese Crown Princely Wedding Tiara

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Crown Princess Michiko of Japan wears the family's diamond scroll wedding tiara with its coordinating necklace for a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in honor of President Lubke of the Federal Republic of Germany, November 1963; see closer views of the tiara over here!


In Memoriam: Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (Part 2)

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Our coverage of the state funeral of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg wraps up today with a look at the jewels worn by royals from around the world, including several more family members of the late head of state. (Part one, which covers jewels worn by close family, can be found here.)


In Memoriam: Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (Part 1)

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On Saturday, the people of Luxembourg said farewell to a former head of state: Grand Duke Jean, who died on April 23 at the age of 98. Today, we're looking at the elegant jewels worn by Jean's family and friends for the state funeral. Our first post covers jewels worn by his close family members.


04 May 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Mikasa Kokoshnik

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Princess Mikasa wears a diamond kokoshnik-style tiara for a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in honor of President Lubke of the Federal Republic of Germany, November 1963; Princess Mikasa, who recently turned 95, wore the tiara this week at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo