The Daily Diadem: Princess Soraya's Sunburst Tiara

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Princess Soraya of Iran wears her diamond and emerald sunburst tiara on her wedding day in Tehran, February 1951; more on the tiara over here!

Queen Wilhelmina's Wedding Gift Parure

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The Dutch royal collection includes a number of large tiaras, but perhaps the biggest of all was a now-lost sparkler: the tiara from Queen Wilhelmina's wedding gift parure.

The Daily Diadem: The Teck Ears of Wheat Tiara

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Princess Alice of Albany wears the Teck Ears of Wheat Tiara on her wedding day at Windsor Castle, February 1904; more on the tiara over here!

This Week in Royal Jewels: February 21-27

February 21-27, 2020

It was a banner week for brooches around the royal world! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

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20. Queen Letizia wore long beaded earrings on Friday for audiences at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid.

The Daily Diadem: Tatiana's Diamond Fringe Tiara


Tatiana Santo Domingo wears a diamond fringe tiara on the eve of her religious wedding to Andrea Casiraghi in Gstaad, January 2014; more on the Monegasque diamond fringes here!

Theatrical Diamonds for Kate in London

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were out at the theater on Tuesday evening, and Kate brought some serious royal sparkle along with her.

The Daily Diadem: The Stuart Tiara

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Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands wears a small setting of the Stuart Tiara, with a whole lot of orange blossoms, on her wedding day in The Hague, February 1901; more on the tiara here!

The Queen Sparkles for the Security Service

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On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II made a visit to Thames House, the London headquarters of Britain's domestic security service, MI-5. Here's a look at the brooch she chose for the occasion...

The Daily Diadem: The Khedive of Egypt Tiara

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Princess Benedikte of Denmark wears the Khedive of Egypt Tiara on her wedding day in Copenhagen, February 1968; more on the important heirloom here!

Imperial Birthday Jewels in Tokyo


The Japanese imperial family gathered in Tokyo this weekend to celebrate the birthday of Emperor Naruhito. Here's a look at the jewels they wore for a celebratory tea with foreign ambassadors.

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Star Tiara

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wears the Dutch Star Tiara on her wedding day in Amsterdam, February 2002; more on the tiara over here!

The Duchess of Cornwall's Amethysts

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In the decade and a half that she's been part of the royal family, the Duchess of Cornwall has proved herself to be a truly excellent jewelry-wearer. Today, we've got a look at her growing collection of impressive pieces set with February's birthstone, the fantastic amethyst.

The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Amethyst Bandeau

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Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg (now Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria) wears the family's amethyst bandeau, March 1977; more on the tiara over here!

The Whitney Wrapped Heart Brooch


February is the month to celebrate both love and amethysts, and what could be a better way to combine the two than a piece of jewelry? Today's jewel, the Whitney Wrapped Heart Brooch, does just that.

The Daily Diadem: The Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara


Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the tiara and jewels from the Napoleonic Amethyst Parure for the Nobel Prize celebrations in Stockholm, December 2012; more on the heirloom jewels here!

The Wisborg Amethysts

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We're all familiar with the grand suite of amethysts that belongs to the Swedish royals, but today we've got a look at some gorgeous amethyst jewels from a junior branch of the family, the Wisborgs.

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 the tiara here!

This Week in Royal Jewels: February 14-20

February 14-20, 2020

Classic jewels were all the rage with the royals this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

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15. Queen Letizia of Spain wore sleek gold hoops on Friday for a visit to Doñana National Park in Andalusia. (More here!)

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Amethyst Tiara

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Princess Mary, Duchess of York (later Queen Mary of the United Kingdom) wears her amethyst parure in a portrait, 1893; more on the suite of jewels here!

The Queen Wears Amethyst Flowers in London


The Queen was out and about in London yesterday, wearing very appropriate jewels for February.

The Daily Diadem: The Tavistock Amethyst Tiara

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Nicole Russell, Duchess of Bedford wears the family's amethyst parure in a portrait taken at Woburn Abbey, ca. 1970; more on the jewels over here!

Feathers and Gems for Queen Maxima

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were out and about in Amsterdam on Tuesday, preparing for a very sparkling upcoming event!

The Daily Diadem: The Norwegian Amethyst Tiara

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wears the family's amethyst tiara for a gala performance held on the eve of the Danish royal wedding, May 2004; more on the parure here!

Diamonds, Gold, and Pearls for Queen Letizia

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Diamonds, gold, and pearls were Queen Letizia's jewels of choice for a trio of recent outings in Spain. Here's a look at all the jewels...

The Daily Diadem: Queen Alexandra's Sapphire Tiara

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Lady Maud Carnegie (later the Countess of Southesk) wears the amethyst setting of Queen Alexandra's Sapphire Tiara as she blows her nose during the 1937 coronation; the tiara, given to Alexandra her brother-in-law, Tsar Alexander III of Russia, was later sold by Maud's descendants

The Kent Amethyst Demi-Parure

The Queen wears the Kent Amethyst Brooch in Aylesford, November 2019 (Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

I may not be a February baby, but I am extremely partial to amethysts. Whether they're deep purple or another shade -- lately I'm quite attracted to the pale green variety -- they're always showstoppers. Today, we're looking at the amethyst set that belongs to the British royal family -- which also happens to be one of the oldest sets of jewelry in their entire collection.

The Daily Diadem: The East of Paris Tiara

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The East of Paris Tiara, designed by Slim Barrett, is displayed ahead of its sale at Bonhams in London, November 2013; the petite coronet was famously worn by Victoria Beckham on her wedding day in 1999

Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Brooch


As Valentine weekend draws to a close, today we've got a look at an appropriately named royal jewel: Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Brooch.

The Daily Diadem: Gigi Hadid's Dolce Rose Tiara

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Gigi Hadid wears a golden rose tiara as she walks in the Dolce and Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week, March 2015

Queen Alexandrine's Russian Sapphire Tiara on Display

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Good news, tiara fans: we've got another chance to get a glimpse of a classic Danish royal sparkler! Queen Alexandrine's Russian Sapphire Tiara has gone on public display in Copenhagen.

The Daily Diadem: Sabina Gadecki's Gold Tiara

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Sabina Gadecki wears a golden tiara for the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, November 2019

This Week in Royal Jewels: February 7-13

February 7-13, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Hope you find something to love in this week's royal jewel review ... and don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

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15. Queen Letizia of Spain wore diamond climber earrings for the announcement of the scientific research award winner of the Princess of Girona Awards in Valencia on Wednesday.

The Daily Diadem: Golden Vesna Milosevic Tiara

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A model wears a golden tiara at a show featuring the work of designer Vesna Milosevic during Serbian Fashion Week in New York, September 2016

Romantic Danish Royal Jewels

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Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to highlight a rather romantic collection of royal jewels. The late Prince Henrik of Denmark loved to lavish inventive modern jewels on his wife, Queen Margrethe II. Here's a look at some of the interesting pieces he gave her during their five decades of marriage.

The Daily Diadem: Ly Nha Ky's Cannes Tiara

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Vietnamese actress Ly Nha Ky wears a colorful tiara for the premiere of the movie Elle at the Cannes Film Festival in France, May 2016

New Bejeweled Spanish Royal Portraits

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Casa Real released a series of new official portraits of the Spanish royal family this week, including images featuring a whole lot of sparkle.

The Daily Diadem: ATC Fashion Lunch Tiara

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A model wears a gold tiara with an Alexander McQueen dress at the Australian Turf Club's Autumn Fashion Lunch in Sydney, April 2019

Would you wear a golden tiara???

Catching Up with Jazmin's Jewels

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Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, eldest child of Prince Albert II of Monaco, has been out and about quite a bit in interesting jewelry lately. Here's a look at some of her most recent bejeweled appearances...

The Daily Diadem: Joanna Newsom's Wedding Tiara

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Joanna Newsom wears a tiara made of gold, fire opals, black opals, and diamonds to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, February 2020; the tiara was made by Irene Neuwirth for Newsom's wedding in 2013, and the pearl and turquoise necklace is also a Neuwirth piece

Hollywood Royalty: Jewels of the 2020 Oscars

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On Sunday evening, the world celebrated the best films of the year at the annual Academy Awards. Here's an (alphabetical!) look at some of the most interesting jewels and jewelry-wearers of the night!

The Daily Diadem: The Cambridge Sapphire Tiara

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The Duchess of Kent wears the Cambridge Sapphire Tiara during the Japanese state visit to the United Kingdom, October 1971; learn more about the tiara here!

Which other royals/tiaras do you spot in this picture?

Queen Sophie's Strawberry Leaf Brooch

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The Dutch royal jewel collection is one of the very best in Europe, stocked with both antique and modern pieces. Today's jewel, Queen Sophie's Strawberry Leaf Brooch, is one of the heirloom jewels in their royal vault.

The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Citrine and Pearl Bandeau


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

Queen Paola's Diamond Necklace Tiara

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Queen Paola of Belgium's jewelry box has always been on the petite side. As the wife of a younger son, the jewelry she received at the beginning of her marriage was more modest -- and it actually remained that way throughout her life as a princess and as a queen. Today, we're talking about one of the lovely small diamond pieces that she owns: a diamond necklace that can also be worn as a tiara.

The Daily Diadem: The Emerald Peacock Necklace Tiara

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Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria wears the Emerald Peacock Necklace Tiara for a pre-wedding gala in honor of her nephew, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, October 2012; more on the tiara over here!

This Week in Royal Jewels: January 31-February 6

January 31-February 6, 2020

We've got an interesting range of royal jewels in this week's review -- don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!

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15. Queen Letizia of Spain wore her gold bamboo hoop earrings for a forum on the economic and social impacts of cancer in Madrid on Tuesday.

The Daily Diadem: Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara


Princess Marie of Denmark wears Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara for the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden in Stockholm, June 2015; more on the tiara's history here!