30 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Chaumet Choker Tiara

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Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg wears the all-diamond setting of the family's Chaumet Choker Tiara for the National Day gala, June 2016; more on the tiara over here!


Site Update: I'm Getting Married!

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Time for a quick site update, magpies! I'm getting married on Saturday (!), so I'm taking the next week or so off. Because I love you all so much, I've scheduled a boatload of content for the days I'll be away. I'm going to try to really relax and enjoy the whole experience, though, so I'll be pretty unavailable for the duration. Please try to keep this space drama-free as a wedding present to me!

29 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara

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Princess Claire of Luxembourg wears the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara for her wedding to Prince Felix in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, September 2013; more on the tiara here!


The Mikasa Pearl Drop Tiara

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Tiaras set with pearls and diamonds are staples of the Japanese imperial jewelry collection, but today's example -- the pearl drop tiara that belongs to the Mikasa family -- might be one of my favorites.


28 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Citrine and Pearl Bandeau

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg wears the bandeau and jewels from the family's citrine and pearl parure for the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, June 2013; more on the bandeau over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: June 21-27


June 21-27, 2019

Royal June is the jewelry gift that keeps on giving! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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25. For a meeting with the members of the Boards of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation on Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain wore her Skyline crawler earrings from Gold and Roses and her golden ring.


27 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Belgian Scroll Tiara

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Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg wears the Belgian Scroll Tiara for the wedding of Princess Martha Louise of Norway in Trondheim, May 2002; more on the tiara over here!


Queen Maxima Sparkles at the Stables

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On Tuesday, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands made a colorful appearance at a brand-new equine facility.


26 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Amethyst Tiara

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg wears the family's amethyst tiara for the National Day gala, June 2005; more on all of the Luxembourgish tiaras over here!


Olympic Earrings for Crown Princess Victoria

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have been in Switzerland this week with a Swedish delegation looking to land the 2026 Winter Games, and Victoria brought along two statement pairs of earrings with her.


25 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Emerald Peacock Necklace Tiara

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Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg wears the Emerald Peacock Necklace Tiara during a state visit from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Duke of Edinburgh, November 1976; more on the tiara over here!


Chic Jewels for Crown Princess Mary in Paris

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark made an elegant visit to Paris this week, and we've got a glimpse today of two of her jewelry looks from the trip.


24 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara

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Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg wears the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara at a dinner with Queen Juliana of the Netherlands at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, 1956; more on the heirloom tiara here!


Tiaras and Jewels in Luxembourg for National Day

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The people of Luxembourg celebrated their national holiday this weekend, and the grand ducal family wore loads of jewels for the occasion!


23 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Marie Jose's Aquamarine Bandeau

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Princess Marie Jose of Belgium wears a double bandeau set with aquamarines in a portrait published to commemorate her engagement to Crown Prince Umberto of Italy, 1929; I don't have any specific information about the bandeau's current whereabouts


Royal Ascot Jewels 2019: Day Five (and A Brooch Recap!)

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Our coverage of Royal Ascot for the year wraps up today with a look at the jewels worn on Saturday -- and a recap of all the brooch goodness HM brought us during the entire festival!


22 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Ancona Tiara

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Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies wears the Ancona Tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, May 2004; more on the tiara here!


PS: Looking for coverage of the final day of Royal Ascot? It'll be up (along with some extra features) as tomorrow's regular main post! Thanks to everyone who has been leaving such kind comments about the coverage of this week's events!


The Kent Pearl Fringe Tiara

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Today, we've got a closer look at a tiara that was worn by two British royal brides -- with a radical transformation in between! Here's a rundown of the history of the Kent Pearl Fringe Tiara.


21 June 2019

Royal Ascot Jewels 2019: Day Four

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Royal Ascot continued today, and a few new royal faces popped up at the racecourse!


The Daily Diadem: Queen Margherita's Savoy Knot Tiara

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Queen Elena of Italy (with King Vittorio Emanuele III) wears Queen Margherita's Savoy Knot Tiara at the Vatican, December 1939; more on this fascinating tiara over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: June 14-20


June 14-20, 2019

What a week it's been for royal jewels! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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30. For this year's Garter Day festivities, the Countess of Wessex wore a pair of modern pearl drop earrings. (More from Garter Day here!)


20 June 2019

Royal Ascot Jewels 2019: Day Three

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Royal Ascot continued today with even more royal jewels, and we've got all the pieces worn by the royal ladies on Ladies' Day!


The Daily Diadem: The Bourbon-Parma Tiara

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Princess Irene of the Netherlands wears the Bourbon-Parma Tiara for a ball in Bonn, November 1964; learn more about the (now-lost) tiara over here!


Awards Ceremony Jewels in Monte-Carlo

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The Golden Nymph Awards, the closing ceremony of the annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival, was held in Monaco on Tuesday, and there were lots of diamonds sparkling at the event!


19 June 2019

Royal Ascot Jewels 2019: Day Two

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This year's rainy Royal Ascot rolled on today, with even more jewels popping up in and around the royal enclosure.


The Daily Diadem: The Savoy-Aosta Tiara

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Princess Astrid of Belgium wears the Savoy-Aosta Tiara for the Hungarian state banquet in Brussels, April 2008; more on this heirloom tiara over here!


The Wessexes Celebrate Twenty Years of Marriage

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Today, the Earl and Countess of Wessex celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary, a milestone that they marked on Tuesday with a new set of official portraits.


18 June 2019

Royal Ascot Jewels 2019: Day One

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The most wonderful royal time of the year is officially here, everybody! Here's a look at the jewels worn for the first day of Royal Ascot!


The Daily Diadem: The Savoy Tourmaline Tiara

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French actress Clotilde Courau wears the Savoy Tourmaline Tiara for her wedding to Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy in Rome, September 2003; learn more about the heirloom tiara here!


17 June 2019

Garter Day Jewels 2019

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It was a very royal Garter Day today indeed in Windsor, and we've got a look at all the royal jewels worn for the occasion!


The Daily Diadem: Queen Margherita's Musy Tiara

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Queen Marie-Jose of Italy wears Queen Margherita's Musy Tiara in an official portrait, taken ca. 1930; more on this Italian royal tiara over here!


Diplomatic Tiaras in Stockholm

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The Swedish royal family brought out the bling on Friday for the South Korean state visit to Stockholm. Here's a look at the jewels (including tiaras!) that they chose for the occasion.


16 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the family's aquamarine kokoshnik at the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2015; more on the spectacular sparkler here!


Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Brooch

The Queen Mother wears Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Brooch in Cambridge, June 1969 (Jim Gray/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Today, we've got a look at a classic royal brooch that has been a favorite of more than one generation of the British royal family: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Brooch.


15 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Connaught Diamond Tiara

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Connaught Diamond Tiara at the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2016; more on this family heirloom here!


The Seven Emeralds Tiara

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In the 1950s and 1960s, it was hard to compete with the Pahlavi family in terms of sheer glitter power. This tiara was one of several that Farah Diba received when she married the last emperor of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in 1959.


14 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Diamond Six Button Tiara

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Diamond Six Button Tiara at the annual King's Dinner for the Nobel Laureates, December 2005; more on the tiara over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: June 7-13


June 7-13, 2019

Royal summer is in full swing, and we've got lots of jewels to enjoy! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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25. Queen Letizia of Spain wore her Double Dagger Earrings from Gold and Roses on Wednesday for a journalism seminar in Burgo de Osma.


13 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara for the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2012; more on the tiara over here!


12 June 2019

Queen Maxima Visits the Emerald Isle

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands embarked on a state visit to Ireland on Wednesday, and Maxima wore jewels that honored both nations.


The Daily Diadem: The Diamond Four Button Tiara

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Diamond Four Button Tiara for the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2009; more on the tiara over here!


Eclectic Jewels for Infanta Elena

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Infanta Elena of Spain, eldest sister of King Felipe, made an appearance in Madrid on Tuesday with some eclectic accessories in tow.


11 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Modern Fringe Tiara

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Modern Fringe Tiara for the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2005; more on the tiara here!


The Edinburgh Wedding Bracelet

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In honor of the Duke of Edinburgh's 98th birthday, which he celebrated privately yesterday, we've got a look at one of the jewels he introduced into the royal vaults: the Edinburgh Wedding Bracelet.


10 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Louise's Aquamarine Bandeau

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the diamond and aquamarine bandeau that once belonged to Queen Louise for the wedding of Princess Martha Louise of Norway, May 2002; more on the tiara over here!


Prince Joachim Celebrates Fifty Years

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Prince Joachim, the younger son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, celebrated his 50th birthday on Friday, and the family gathered for a sparkling dinner in his honor.


09 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: Alexandra Feodorovna's Pearl Drop Tiara

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A diamond and pearl drop tiara from the collection of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (nee Princess Charlotte of Prussia) is depicted in a plate from the 1920s catalogue of the Diamond Fund of the USSR; the tiara, which was later acquired by Imelda Marcos, was confiscated by the government of the Philippines in the 1980s, and it remains locked in a bank vault today