23 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: King Olav's Gift Tiara

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Princess Martha Louise of Norway wears King Olav's Gift Tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, August 2001; more on the tiara here!


A Vibrant Remembrance for Princess Christina

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The Dutch royal family gathered in The Hague today to remember the life of Princess Christina, the youngest daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Christina was the daughter, sister, and aunt of Dutch monarchs, and it's clear that her loss is felt keenly by all those who loved her.


22 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Sofia's Tiara

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Queen Silvia of Sweden wears Queen Sofia's Tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, August 2001; see close-ups of the sparkler here!


Japanese Pearls in Bhutan

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The Japanese crown princely couple and their son, Prince Hisahito, embarked on a lengthy diplomatic visit to Bhutan this week, and Crown Princess Kiko has so far delighted us with three lovely pearl looks.


21 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Spanish Floral Tiara

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears the Spanish Floral Tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, August 2001; more on the tiara over here!


The Rockefeller Peridots

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It's always fun to try to pack as much peridot content into the August posting schedule as possible, and today I've got some stunning mid-century jewels set with the olive-hued stone: the Rockefeller Peridots.


20 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Antique Pearl Tiara

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Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti (now Queen Maxima of the Netherlands) wears the base of the Antique Pearl Tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, August 2001; more on the tiara here!


A Wedding Tiara for Beatrice?

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Speculation is amping up in the press that Princess Beatrice of York will soon be engaged to marry her boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The two have made several recent high-profile appearances together, and some press rumors even state that she's now living with him and his young son.


19 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Baden Palmette Tiara

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wears the Baden Palmette Tiara at the wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, August 2001; more on the tiara here!


Queen Noor's Turquoises

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It's time for another peek into the jewelry box of our August Magpie of the Month, Queen Noor of Jordan! Today we've got a look at some of her pieces set with turquoise.

18 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Khedive of Egypt Tiara

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece wears the Khedive of Egypt Tiara for a pre-wedding dinner in Luxembourg, October 2012; more on the tiara over here!


Princess Christina's Golden Branch Brooch

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While putting together yesterday's memorial post for Princess Christina, I stumbled on a little royal jewel moment that I thought was worth exploring in more detail. Today, we've got a closer look at a brooch Christina received on her eighteenth birthday.


17 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Anne's Festoon Tiara

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The Princess Royal wears her diamond festoon tiara with accompanying diamond jewels for a banquet at the Guildhall during the Spanish state visit, July 2017; more on the jewels over here!


In Memoriam: Princess Christina of the Netherlands

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We learned sad news from the Dutch court yesterday: Princess Christina -- aunt of King Willem-Alexander, sister of Princess Beatrix, and daughter of Queen Juliana -- passed away after a long struggle with bone cancer. Today, to honor her memory, we have a bejeweled look at her royal life.

16 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Norwegian Amethyst Parure Tiara

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wears the tiara and jewels from the family's amethyst parure for the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O'Neill, June 2013; more on the suite over here!


This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: August 2-15


August 2-15, 2019

Here's a glimpse of the sparkling royal jewels worn over the past two weeks! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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10. Queen Letizia of Spain wore a clever pair of shrimp earrings with her gold ring for a visit to the Son Marroig museum and estate in Deia on August 8. (More over here!)


15 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Boucheron Bracelet Tiara

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Queen Rania of Jordan wears her convertible bracelet tiara from Boucheron for a state banquet at the Royal Palace in Brussels, May 2016; more on the tiara over here!


Princess Anne's Diamond Festoon Suite

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The Princess Royal's jewelry collection often doesn't get enough attention. The daughter of a reigning queen, Anne has inherited and received jewels from the British royal family and from her father's Greek and German royal relatives. Today, on her birthday, we've got a closer look at one of her earlier birthday presents: her diamond festoon necklace and earrings.


14 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Mabel's Wedding Tiara

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Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau wears her diamond wedding tiara for a dinner at the Rijksmuseum ahead of King Willem-Alexander's inauguration, April 2013; more on the tiara here!


Queen Noor's Blue-Green Gemstone Earrings

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Our journey through the jewelry box of our Magpie of the Month, Queen Noor of Jordan, continues today with a look at a lovely pair of colorful earrings.


13 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau

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The Duchess of Sussex wears Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau on her wedding day at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, May 2018; more on the tiara here!


Jewels on Film: A First Glimpse of THE CROWN Season 3



After waiting almost two years, we've finally got some new details about the premiere of Season 3 of The Crown on Netflix!


12 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Antique Pearl Tiara

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Princess Irene of the Netherlands wears the Antique Pearl Tiara for a gala dinner at the Rijksmuseum on the eve of King Willem-Alexander's inauguration, April 2013; more on the tiara here!


Sunday Jewels at Crathie Kirk

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The royals have been out of the spotlight during their August holidays, but on Sunday, we got a glimpse of two Windsor women as they headed out to worship.


11 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Fatimeh's Sunburst Tiara

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This sunburst tiara, which features cabochon emeralds and a large pink spinel, was worn by Princess Fatimeh Pahlavi at the last Iranian imperial coronation in 1967; the tiara is part of the nation's crown jewels, which are housed in the Central Bank in Tehran


The Colombo Floral Brooch

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Today's royal brooch post was inspired by a question emailed by a reader, Jill. She was curious to know more information about this multicolored jewel, which I have dubbed in my notes as the Colombo Floral Brooch.


10 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

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Felipa of Bavaria wears the family's sunburst tiara for her wedding, May 2012; more on the tiara, which has since been sold, over here!


Queen Wilhelmina's Diamond Haircomb

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The Dutch royal tiara collection is full of enormous sparkling diadems, but the royal vaults also include more petite pieces. Today's tiara is a small (but mighty!) diamond haircomb that belonged to Queen Wilhelmina.


09 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Noor's Diamond Tiara

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Queen Noor of Jordan wears her diamond tiara for an official portrait in Amman, November 1985; more on the tiara over here!


Summery Spanish Royal Jewels

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It's August, which means that most of the royals are on their summer holidays -- which means that we'll only do a full weekly roundup every other Friday. In the meantime, here's a look at the jewels that the Spanish royals have been wearing this week during their summer residence in Palma de Mallorca.


08 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Baden Sunburst Tiara

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Stephanie of Baden wears the Baden Sunburst Tiara during the wedding reception for Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, July 2011; more on the tiara here!


Queen Marie-Jose's Turquoise Parure

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Yesterday, we discussed jewels stolen from Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, son of one of the pretenders to the Italian throne. Today, we've got a closer look at a suite of jewels that belonged to his grandmother: Marie-Jose of Belgium, the last Queen of Italy.


07 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Victoria's Sunray Fringe Tiara

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Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom wears the sunray fringe tiara that belonged to her mother, Queen Victoria, in a portrait by Bassano taken in June 1911; see another view of the tiara, which is placed atop a meander base, over here!


Savoy Jewels Stolen in Paris

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Let's catch up here on a story I tweeted about a few weeks ago: the theft of jewels from the home of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy and his wife, Clotilde Courau.


06 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Pearl Sunburst Tiara

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Crown Princess (now Empress) Masako of Japan wears the Pearl Sunburst Tiara with its coordinating jewels for a banquet during the Dutch state visit to Japan, October 2014; more on the parure here!


Queen Noor's Pearl Button Earrings

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In nearly every major royal jewelry collection, you'll find a pair of classic pearl button earrings. Today, we've got a look at two similar pairs worn by our Magpie of the Month, Queen Noor of Jordan.


05 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Baden Fringe Tiara

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wears the Baden Fringe Tiara and the Processional Necklace as she eats dessert during the Nobel Prize banquet, December 2005; more on the tiara here and the necklace over here!


The Cotes Peridot Suite

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Tucked away in one of my favorite places in the world -- the jewelry rooms at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London -- is a set of peridot jewels that any August baby would covet. And even better: these peridot pieces have an intriguing royal connection. Set your time machines, magpies: we're headed for Regency England.


04 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Margaret's Fleur-de-Lis Brooch

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Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom wears a fleur-de-lis brooch as a hair ornament for the premiere of Staircase, October 1969; I don't have any additional information about the current whereabouts of the brooch


The Dacre Brooch

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Today's royal brooch is something of a hybrid piece: a beautiful jewel that was also formerly given as an annual prize. Here's a closer look at the Dacre Brooch.


03 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Poltimore Tiara

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Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom wears the Poltimore Tiara as she travels to Westminster Abbey on her wedding day, May 1960; more on the tiara over here!


Princess Sofia's Palmette Tiara

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We're dipping into the Swedish royal vaults for a little sparkle on this Saturday, with a look at a tiara that has proven to be unexpectedly versatile: Princess Sofia's Palmette Tiara.


02 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Persian Turquoise Tiara

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Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom wears the tiara and jewels from the Persian Turquoise Parure for the Royal Film Performance of The Taming of the Shrew, February 1967; more on the suite of jewels over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: Jul 26-Aug 1


July 26-August 1, 2019

We've got plenty of royal summer sparkle for you today! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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10. The Princess of Asturias wore delicate dragonfly earrings on Thursday to attend the 38th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup in Palma de Mallorca.


01 August 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Lotus Flower Tiara

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Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom wears the Lotus Flower Tiara during her Canadian tour, July 1958; more on the tiara over here!


Queen Noor's Floral Pearl Drop Earrings

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We've got a new Magpie of the Month for August, everybody! We'll be spending part of every week this month delving into the jewelry collection of one of the world's most interesting royal women, Queen Noor of Jordan. Today, we're starting off with her gorgeous pair of floral pearl drop earrings.