31 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara

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Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg wears the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara in a portrait, ca. 1920s; more on the tiara's history over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: January 24-30


January 24-30, 2020

Glittering gold and gleaming pearls were popular with the royals 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 golden bamboo hoop earrings to welcome the National Handball Men's team to Zarzuela Palace on Tuesday.


30 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna's Cartier Kokoshnik



Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, perhaps better known as Princess Nicholas of Greece, wears her Cartier diamond kokoshnik in a photographic portrait; see another angle of the tiara here!


Jewels on Film: THE CROWN (Season 3, Episode 9)



Time for our penultimate recap of The Crown for the season, everyone! It's time to check in with the jewels and history presented in "Imbroglio." (Missed any of the earlier recaps? You can find them all here!)


29 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Cameo Tiara

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Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden wears the tiara and necklace from the Cameo Parure, ca. 1910; see the cameos close-up over here!


Sporty Jewels for Princess Sofia

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On Monday in Stockholm, we were treated to a trio of Swedish royals out and about at a black-tie gala -- hooray!


28 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: Princess Anastasia's Wedding Tiara

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Princess Anastasia of Greece wears a diamond bandeau for her wedding to Prince Christopher in Switzerland, February 1920; though the tiara's status is unknown, you can read more about Princess Anastasia's life over here!


Sainte Devote Pearls in Monaco

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The end of January always brings us one of the most interesting events of the Monegasque princely family's calendar: the Feast of Sainte Devote.


27 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: Queen Elena's Emerald Tiara

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Queen Elena of Italy wears her diamond and emerald tiara in a portrait photograph taken by famous Italian photographer Carlo Brogi, ca. 1897; the status of the tiara (a wedding gift from her husband, King Vittorio Emanuele III, was made using five emeralds and numerous diamonds taken from jewels that belonged to his mother, Queen Margherita) appears to be unknown


Jewels in Motion: The Baden Fringe Tiara

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When it comes to tiaras set with dazzling diamonds, still photographs often don't do the jewels justice. Today, we've got a look at one of the Swedish royal family's sparkliest diamond diadems, the Baden Fringe Tiara, in glorious motion!


26 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Harewood Diamond Floral Tiara

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Marion Lascelles, Countess of Harewood wears her diamond floral tiara and its coordinating necklace as she leaves for the coronation of her husband's cousin, Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey, June 1953; the tiara, which she wore several times, could also be dismantled and worn as a large brooch


The Queen's Diamond Wild Rose Brooch

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The snow just keeps falling here at The Court Jeweller HQ, and I'm already wishing for spring! At least I can enjoy gorgeous flowers right now in jewelry form, including the Queen's beautiful Diamond Wild Rose Brooch.


25 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Kent City of London Fringe Tiara

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears the Kent City of London Fringe Tiara as she departs with the Duke of Kent to go to the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey, May 1937; more on the tiara over here!


The Cartier Pearl Drop Tiara

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Earlier this week, Princess Caroline of Monaco celebrated her birthday. To mark the occasion, we've got a closer look at her favorite sparkler: the diamond and pearl tiara that belonged to her grandmother, the late Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois.


24 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Duchess of Argyll's Trefoil Tiara

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Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll wears a diamond trefoil tiara in a coronation portrait by Baron, June 1953; what happened to the tiara following the Campbell's divorce and Margaret's subsequent financial crises appears to be unknown


This Week in Royal Jewels: January 17-23


January 17-23, 2020

We got a little bit of everything this week in the world of royal jewelry! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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20. For the International Circus Festival gala in Monte Carlo on Tuesday, Camille Gottlieb wore modern earrings and a simple pendant necklace.


23 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Cartier Halo Tiara

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Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom wears the Cartier Halo Tiara with her coronet (and her mother, Queen Elizabeth, wears her crown without its arches) during the coronation of her sister, Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey, June 1953; more on the tiara here and the crown here!


A Victorian Gem in Mayfair

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Sometimes when I'm bored, I find myself surfing around the Instagram pages of various antique jewelry dealers. This week I stumbled upon a gem on one of the accounts: a tiara that looks a whole lot like a pair of lost tiaras from Queen Mary's collection.


22 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Harcourt Diamond Tiara

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Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt wears the family's nineteenth-century diamond tiara with her coronet for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, June 1953; the tiara, which was convertible for wear as a necklace, was sold at Christie's in 2019


Jewels on Film: THE CROWN (Season 3, Episode 8)



Time for yet another recap of The Crown, Netflix's royal soap. Here's the lowdown on the (disappointing) jewelry and the (mixed-up, as always) history of episode eight, "Dangling Man." (Missed any of our earlier recaps? Catch up here!)


21 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Lotus Flower Tiara

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Mary Elphinstone, Lady Elphinstone wears the Lotus Flower Tiara with her coronet for the coronation of her brother-in-law and sister, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, in Westminster Abbey, May 1937; more on the tiara, which was a loan from her sister, over here!


A Sparkling Summit Reception in London

Looking for our scheduled recap of The Crown? It will be up on the site on Wednesday!

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On Monday evening, we were treated to a little British royal sparkle, thanks to a reception at Buckingham Palace for African heads of state and government.


20 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Bessborough Chaumet Tiara

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Roberte Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough wears her Chaumet diamond tiara for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953; see a clearer view of the tiara's design here!


The Court Jeweller Book Club: January 2020

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Before January flies away, we've got to take a moment to sit down and chat about what we've all been reading! In this month's installment of The Court Jeweller Book Club, I've got six intriguing books to share with all of you...


19 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Sapphire Parure Tiara

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands wears the Dutch Sapphire Parure Tiara for a state banquet in Belgium, June 2006; more on the tiara over here!


Surprise New Year Tiaras in Luxembourg

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Late Thursday, we were treated to a bit of a tiara surprise: the annual new year reception in Luxembourg is now a white-tie gala event!


18 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Pearl Button Tiara

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands wears the Pearl Button Tiara for the annual gala diner for the Diplomatic Corps in Amsterdam, April 2019; more on the tiara here!


The Rosenborg Kokoshnik

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January babies are lucky to have the luscious garnet as their birthstone -- a deep scarlet gem with an intriguing, ruby-like sparkle. Today's tiara, the Rosenborg Kokoshnik, is a rare royal tiara set with the stone.


17 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Mellerio Ruby Parure Tiara

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands wears the tiara from the Mellerio Ruby Parure for the Swedish state banquet in The Hague, April 2009; more on the suite of jewels here!


This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: January 3-16


January 3-16, 2020

From glittering galas to diplomatic receptions, the new year is starting off with a range of royal jewels. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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30. For a visit to Canada House in London on January 7, the Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of golden swallow earrings by Catherine Zoraida.


16 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Ears of Wheat Tiara

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (pictured with Princess Christina of Sweden) wears the Dutch Ears of Wheat Tiara for the opening of the Holland Festival in The Hague, June 1964; more on Margriet's tiara here and Christina's necklace here!


Jewels on Film: THE CROWN (Season 3, Episode 7)



It's time once again for a recap from the latest season of The Crown! Our series has arrived at episode seven, "Moondust," which involves a whole lot of angst about aging and -- sadly -- very little jewelry at all. (Need to catch up on our previous recaps? They're all here!)


15 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: Queen Emma's Diamond Tiara

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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands wears Queen Emma's Diamond Tiara during the Yugoslavian state visit to Amsterdam, October 1970; more on the tiara here!


New Year Jewels in the Netherlands

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The royal celebration of the new year has officially reached the Netherlands, where the family gathered for the annual new year reception at the palace in Amsterdam on Tuesday.


14 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Emerald Parure Tiara

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands wears the all-diamond setting of the Dutch Emerald Parure Tiara for a state banquet during a state visit from the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, April 2006; more on the versatile tiara over here!


Treasured Turquoises for Queen Margrethe

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was busy with diplomatic engagements in Copenhagen on Friday, and she reached into her jewelry box for pieces set with one of her favorite stones: turquoise!


13 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Antique Pearl Tiara

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands wears the Antique Pearl Tiara during a state banquet in honor of the President of Turkey in Amsterdam, April 2001; more on the tiara here!


Tiara Troubles: Meghan's Uncertain Royal Jewel Future

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You knew it was coming eventually, magpies. It’s time for a post related to the biggest royal news of the past week: the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to make changes in their royal roles.


12 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Nine Provinces Tiara

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Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wears the bandeau setting of the Nine Provinces Tiara for a gala dinner at Laeken in honor of the King and Queen of Jordan, May 2016; more on the tiara here!


The Pearl Trefoil Brooch

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Some royal brooches are very event or outfit specific, while others can be worn for a wide range of occasions and with lots of different ensembles. Today's brooch, the Pearl Trefoil, definitely falls into the second category.


11 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Baumer Aigrette

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Princess Charlene of Monaco wears the Baumer Aigrette for the reception following her wedding to Prince Albert II, July 2011; more on the diamond ornament here!


Princess Grace's Diamond Tiara

Grace wears her diamond tiara for a gala performance in Paris, April 1967 (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Today's spotlight sparkler belonged to an American actress who married a prince -- no, not that one! This classic diamond tiara resided in the jewelry box of Princess Grace of Monaco.


10 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Kent City of London Fringe Tiara

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Princess Michael of Kent wears the Kent City of London Fringe Tiara for a state banquet at Windsor Castle in honor of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, February 2000; more on the tiara here!


In Memoriam: Infanta Pilar of Spain

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Looking for our weekly royal jewel roundup? We'll have a super-sized fortnightly version here next Friday. In the meantime, we're devoting our time today to remembering the late Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz. Pilar was the granddaughter, sister, and aunt of Spanish kings, and she had a jewelry collection that was definitely suited for a princess.


09 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: Princess Claire's Pearl and Diamond Tiara

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Princess Claire of Belgium wears her pearl and diamond tiara for the reception following the wedding of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, July 2011; more on the tiara here!


The Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Jewels

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Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrates 38 sparkling years today! We're joining in the festivities with a massive roundup of the royal jewels that Kate has worn since she became part of the royal family almost a decade ago. From rings to tiaras, necklaces, and bracelets, Kate's worn a whole lot of impressive heirloom jewels!


08 January 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Cameo Tiara

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Princess Birgitta of Sweden wears the Cameo Tiara for her civil wedding to Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern in Stockholm, May 1961; more on the tiara here!