23 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Burmese Ruby Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the Burmese Ruby Tiara as she greets Dame Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, and other dancers after the Silver Jubilee Gala at Covent Garden, May 1977; more on the tiara over here!


Spanish Easter Jewels in Palma de Mallorca

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Our review of royal jewels worn this Easter travels to Spain today, where we catch up with the royal family for their traditional Easter appearance.


22 April 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 at the London Palladium, November 1965; learn more about this intriguing royal tiara over here!


Easter Jewels at Windsor

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On Sunday, the Queen celebrated both Easter and her 93rd birthday at Windsor, surrounded by her family. Here's a look at the jewelry we saw during their annual Easter Parade.


21 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara

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Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom wears Queen Mary's (hastily-repaired) Fringe Tiara on her wedding day, November 1947; read more about the famous tiara mishap over here!


The Queen's Birthday Celebrations at Windsor (1969)

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As the Queen marks her 93rd birthday at Windsor today, we've got a look back at the way she celebrated her birthday at the castle half a century ago...


20 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

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Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara (without its diamond base) for a Guildhall reception in London, March 1950; more on this iconic tiara here!


Grand Duchess Alexandra's Faberge Tiara

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We recently chatted here about the stunning Prussian diamond tiara headed for auction in May -- but guess what? It's not the only sparkler from the extended family that will be available for a lucky buyer! Today, we've got a look at the gorgeous Fabergé tiara owned by Crown Princess Cecilie's sister-in-law, Grand Duchess Alexandra of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.


19 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Vladimir Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom wears the original pearl setting of the Vladimir Tiara for the premiere of Richard III in Leicester Square, December 1955; more on the tiara here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: April 12-18


April 12-18, 2019

Pearls and diamonds shone this week in the world of royal jewels -- don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. For the Royal Maundy service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor on Thursday, Princess Eugenie of York wore a simple pair of hoop earrings.


18 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara for a gala event, 1962; more on the tiara over here!


King's Day Concert Jewels in the Netherlands

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The royal ladies of the House of Orange sparkled on Monday in Amersfoort for the annual King's Day Concert. Here's a look at some of the jewels we caught a glimpse of at the event.


17 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the original setting of the Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara for the Royal Film Performance of George Cukor's Les Girls at the Odeon, Leicester Square, November 1957; learn more about this evolving diadem over here!


The Beaumont Emerald Art Deco Necklace

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As the upcoming magnificent jewelry sale at Sotheby's approaches, we've got the scoop on one of the most important piececs in the auction: the Beaumont Emerald Art Deco Necklace.


16 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara and its coordinating necklace for the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, November 1952; more on the now-dismantled tiara over here!


Silver and Roses for Empress Michiko

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As Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan celebrate both their diamond wedding anniversary and the thirtieth year of their reign, we've been seeing a lot of them lately. This weekend, the imperial couple make a pair of visits that celebrated each milestone.


15 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Plunket Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the Plunket Tiara for the Fanfare for Europe Gala at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, January 1973; more on this intriguing loaner tiara here!


Queen Ena: A Life in Jewels

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Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of one of the royal matriarchs of the twentieth-century: Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, who is better known to history as Queen Ena of Spain. Today, we've got a bejeweled look back on her fascinating royal life.

14 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Prussian Tiara

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The Princess of Asturias wears the Prussian Tiara for a gala dinner in Madrid in honor of the President of France, 27 April 2009; more on the sparkler over here!


The Duchess of Cambridge's Pearl Pendant Brooch

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As the Queen's birthday approaches, we've got a look at one of the most timeless heirlooms in her jewelry box: the Duchess of Cambridge's Pearl Pendant Brooch.


13 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Niarchos Ruby Bandeau

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears the bandeau setting from the Niarchos Ruby Parure for a gala dinner in honor of the President of France in Madrid, 27 April 2009; more on the suite here!


Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet Goes on Display

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The wait is over -- museum-goers in London can now come face to face with one of Queen Victoria's most famous jewels!


12 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Aquamarine Tiara

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands wears the Dutch Aquamarine Tiara for a dinner at the Societeit de Witte in The Hague, 22 April 2009; more on the tiara over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: April 4-11


April 4-11, 2019

We've got jewels galore to enjoy this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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25. Queen Letizia of Spain wore modern earrings from Gold and Roses to attend a memorial service for José Pedro Pérez-Llorca in Madrid last Thursday.

11 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Spanish Floral Tiara

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears the Spanish Floral Tiara for a gala dinner in honor of the President of India in Madrid, 21 April 2009; more on the tiara here!


Dazzling Diplomatic Tiaras in Amsterdam

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The Dutch royals dug into the family vaults on Tuesday evening to provide us with some seriously glittering moments at the annual diplomatic gala in Amsterdam. Here's a look at the tiaras and jewels on display!


10 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Antique Pearl Tiara

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Princess Maxima of the Netherlands wears the Antique Pearl Tiara for a state banquet in honor of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden in The Hague, 21 April 2009; more on the tiara over here!


Royal Wedding Jewels: Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

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As Japan prepares to say farewell to one emperor and welcome another, the imperial family is celebrating another milestone today: the 60th wedding anniversary of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Here's a look back at the couple's wedding, which took place in Tokyo six decades ago today.


09 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Mellerio Ruby Parure Tiara

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands wears the Mellerio Ruby Parure Tiara for a state banquet in honor of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden in The Hague, 21 April 2009; more on this fantastic suite of ruby jewels here!


Coronation Brooch Heading for New Home

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Last summer, we discussed the possible fate of one of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark's grandest jewels: the Russian Coronation Brooch that belonged to her great-grandmother, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna. Now we know where it's headed!


08 April 2019

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 during a state banquet at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, 21 April 2009; more on the jewels here!


Royal Diamonds at the Olivier Awards

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The Duchess of Cornwall stepped out in London on Sunday evening in the best way possible -- dripping in diamonds.


07 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Sirikit's Diamond Fringe Tiara

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Queen Sirikit of Thailand wears her diamond fringe tiara in a formal portrait; more on the heirloom royal tiara over here!


A Little Sunday Van Cleef Sparkle

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My best piece of advice? Always geek out with your jeweler. Mine knows about my jewelry obsession, and he always brings out his most exciting finds when I stop by. I had to share the sparkle he showed me yesterday: a gorgeous vintage bracelet from Van Cleef and Arpels.

06 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Baden Fringe Tiara

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wears the Baden Fringe Tiara at the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2006; more on the tiara over here!


Crown Princess Cecilie's Faberge Tiara

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The world learned recently that another heirloom tiara from a former royal family is hitting the sale room this year. Here's a closer look at the tiara in question: a diamond sparkler from the collection of the last German crown princess.

05 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Miller Fringe Tiara

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Marie-Chantal of Greece wears the Miller Fringe Tiara for a gala held the night before the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, October 2012; more on the tiara here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: March 29-April 4


March 29-April 4, 2019

We've got diamonds and pearls galore to enjoy this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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20. Queen Letizia of Spain wore her modern Double Dagger Earrings from Gold and Roses for a project presentation at Google's Madrid campus on Thursday.


04 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Habsburg Fringe Tiara

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Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein wears the Habsburg Fringe Tiara at a gala held ahead of the Dutch abdication and inauguration, April 2013; more on the tiara over here!


Elegant Jewels of Empress Michiko

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As Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan enter the final month of their reign, here's a look at a pair of Michiko's elegant jewelry appearances from last week.


03 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna's Fringe Tiara

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The Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha wears her diamond fringe tiara in a portrait, ca. 1914; more on the fascinating Russian fringe over here!


Heirloom Diamonds Sparkle at Windsor Castle

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Major royal diamonds were out and about at Windsor yesterday! The Queen, the Princess Royal, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended a reception at Windsor Castle celebrating the centenary of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.


02 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe Tiara

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Princess Benedikte wears the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe Tiara for the French state banquet at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, August 2018; more on the tiara over here!


Queen Rania Sparkles in Europe

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan made a whirlwind tour of Europe on Friday, and today, I've got a glimpse of both jewelry looks from the visit.


01 April 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik

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Queen Elizabeth II of Canada wears Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik for the opening of parliament in Ottawa, October 1957; more on the tiara over here!


Jewels of the Rose Ball 2019

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On Saturday, the Grimaldis gathered in Monaco for the annual Bal de la Rose, the annual gala that benefits the Princess Grace Foundation.