The Daily Diadem: The Chanel Multi-Gem Tiara


An unusual silver tiara set with aquamarines, tourmalines, amethysts and citrines is displayed at Christie's ahead of its sale in October 2004; the tiara, which was made ca. 1925 by Coco Chanel, fetched more than $100,000 at auction

Princess Margaret's Cartier Rose Brooch

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One of the loveliest pieces of jewelry in Princess Margaret's extensive collection was today's bauble: her Cartier Rose Brooch.

The Daily Diadem: Princess Paley's Aquamarine Tiara


An aquamarine and diamond tiara, made ca. 1912 by Cartier, is displayed at Sotheby's ahead of its auction in May 2009; the tiara, which was part of a magnificent parure that belonged to Olga Valerianovna, Princess Paley, sold for more than $500,000 at auction

Queen Olga's Diamond Tiara

Queen Olga wears her diamond tiara (Grand Ladies Site)

Queen Olga of the Hellenes was both Greece's queen consort and a Russian grand duchess, so you know she had a packed jewelry box. Today we're talking about one of her favorite pieces, her diamond tiara.

The Daily Diadem: The Cartier Aquamarine Necklace Tiara


An diamond and aquamarine necklace, able to be placed on a frame and worn as a tiara, is displayed at Christie's ahead of its sale in December 2018; the tiara, which was made in 1935 by Cartier, sold for a remarkable $828,500 at auction

This Week in Royal Jewels: March 21-28

March 21-28, 2019

From royal tours to events at home, we've got lots of sparkle for you today! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

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20. The Duchess of Cambridge wore hoop earrings in mixed metals for a visit to Gilwell Park in Epping with the Scouts on Thursday.

The Daily Diadem: The Lacloche Aquamarine Necklace Tiara


A convertible aquamarine and diamond tiara, made by in 1930 in the Art Deco style by Lacloche Brothers, is displayed at Christie's ahead of its sale in November 2002; the piece, which can be transformed into a necklace, tiara, or brooch, fetched more than 27,000 pounds at auction

Queen Sofia Extends an Olive Branch

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Queen Sofia may be part of the Spanish royal family now, but she was born a Greek princess -- making her brooch choice this week particularly appropriate.

The Daily Diadem: The Hesketh Aquamarine Tiara


A belle epoque diamond and aquamarine tiara from the estate of Christian, Lady Hesketh is displayed at Sotheby's ahead of its sale, May 2007; the tiara, which was made around 1910, fetched more than $98,000 at auction

A Tiara for Princess Martha

Crown Prince Olav and Princess Martha ride in a carriage procession, March 1929 (Wikimedia Commons)

Ninety years ago this month, Crown Prince Olav of Norway married Princess Martha of Sweden in Oslo. The marriage marked the first royal wedding in Norway in more than 300 years, but before the wedding could take place, the residents of Stockholm gave their royal daughter a major going-away present.

The Daily Diadem: The Lacloche Aquamarine Halo Tiara


A versatile aquamarine and diamond tiara, made ca. 1930 by Lacloche Brothers, is displayed ahead of its sale at Christie's, December 2010; the tiara, which can also be worn as a necklace or a bracelet, fetched 73,250 pounds at auction

Spanish State Visit Jewels in Argentina


On the heels of last week's Danish royal visit, the Argentine government is rolling out the red carpet once more -- this time, for King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.

The Daily Diadem: The Fouquet Aquamarine Tiara


A diamond, pearl, and aquamarine tiara, made of brooches created ca. 1908 by Georges Fouquet, is displayed ahead of its sale at Sotheby's in November 2014; the tiara, which was once worn by the Duchess of Kent, fetched more than $200,000 at auction

Diplomatic Jewels in Monaco


This weekend, an unusual diplomatic visit in sunny Monaco brought out royal jewels from both the princely family and their Chinese government guests.

The Daily Diadem: Lady Antrim's Tiara

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Louisa McDonnell, Countess of Antrim wears a tiara of diamond circles for the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary, 1911; I don't have any additional information about the tiara

The New Zealand Silver Fern Brooch


Like so many people around the world, New Zealand, especially its Muslim population, has been constantly on my mind since the news of last week's terrible shooting in Christchurch. Today, I'm dedicating our usual Sunday royal brooch post to a jewel featuring a symbol important to Kiwis: the Queen's Silver Fern Brooch.

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


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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


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!

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.

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.

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!


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.

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.

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.

The Daily Diadem: The Romanian Greek Key Tiara


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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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.

The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Aquamarine Bandeau


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!