28 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Aquamarine Tiara

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Queen Juliana of the Netherlands wears her aquamarine tiara for a gala dinner during a visit to Sweden, May 1957; learn more about the parure over here!

PS: Which other royal tiaras can you spot in this picture???


The Wurttemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara

Beatrix wears the tiara, 2013 (Pool/Getty Images)

As March draws to a close, we've got a closer look today at a tiara worn by a famous royal March bride: the W├╝rttemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara.


27 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden wears the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik with the family's Diamond Epaulette Earrings at the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2019; more on the tiara here and the earrings here!


"Royal Jewelry" Coming to Swedish Television

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Get excited, Scandinavian royal jewel lovers: a brand-new documentary about the Swedish royal family's jewelry is coming to television!

26 March 2020

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22 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: The Sweet Sixteen (Part 2!)


The second half of our first round results from the Tiara Tournament are here!


Tiara Tournament: The Sweet Sixteen (Part 1!)


The votes are in for the first round of our Tiara Tournament, and today, I'm bringing you two posts with all the updates on the results! In this post, I've got results from the earliest match-ups...

21 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Dufferin and Ava Shamrock Tiara

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Maureen Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava wears the family's diamond shamrock tiara for the State Opening of Parliament, November 1938; more on the tiara here!


Romanov Sparkle for Queen Elizabeth II

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Royals are just like us: most of their recent events have been canceled. But before she headed to Windsor Castle for an extended stay, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom held one more private audience -- and wore a fantastic heirloom brooch.


20 March 2020

19 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Greville vs Wessex Wedding


Our final match of the day features a classic diadem and a controversial sparkler...


Tiara Tournament: Princess Andrew's Meander vs Brazilian Aquamarine


This match-up pits a classic family heirloom against a midcentury modern sparkler...


Tiara Tournament: Iveagh vs Ogilvy


A classic kokoshnik squares off against a diamond floral sparkler...


18 March 2020

17 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Queen Mary's Fringe vs Delhi Durbar


This contest pits two of Queen Mary's beloved sparklers against each other...


Tiara Tournament: Vladimir vs Belgian Sapphire


It's Queen against Queen in this afternoon's tiara showdown...


Tiara Tournament: Princess Anne's Festoon vs Teck Crescent


This match-up between a diamond festoon and a diamond crescent promises to be a fascinating one...


Tiara Tournament: Lotus Flower vs Aquamarine Ribbon


Our first sparkling match-up of the day pits a classic royal tiara with a more modern diadem...


16 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Queen Mary's Honeysuckle vs Kent City of London Fringe


Our last Tiara Tournament match of the day features a pair of tiaras owned by the Queen's royal cousins...


Tiara Tournament: Girls of Great Britain and Ireland vs Strathmore Rose


Our first Tiara Tournament kicks off today with a match-up for the ages:


One Sparkling Moment: The Tiara Tournament!

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It's been an interesting few weeks around the world, to say the very least. As we all hunker down to try to flatten the COVID-19 curve, I'm excited to be able to continue to bring a little happy sparkle to all our days. But because many of the royals are also taking precautions and canceling events, the daily content here at The Court Jeweller will also be a little bit different over the next few weeks...

15 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Greville Tiara

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The Duchess of Cornwall wears the Greville Tiara with the complete version of the Greville Festoon Necklace for a formal dinner held during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda, November 2007; more on the tiara here and the necklace here!


Royal Shamrock Brooches

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With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I think it's the perfect time to enjoy a look at a few shamrock brooches in royal jewelry boxes, don't you agree?


14 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Vladimir Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, wears the Vladimir Tiara with the Cambridge Emeralds for a formal dinner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, November 2015; more on the tiara here!


The Koch Aquamarine Kokoshnik

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As we celebrate the month of the aquamarine, today we've got a look at a rather mysterious royal tiara that recently resurfaced in Tokyo: the Koch Aquamarine Kokoshnik.


13 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Spencer Tiara

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The Princess of Wales (later Diana, Princess of Wales) wears the Spencer Tiara for a gala dinner in Toronto, October 1991; more on the aristocratic tiara here!


This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: February 28-March 12


February 28 - March 12, 2020

We've got a super-sized royal jewelry review with two weeks' worth of bling for you today! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below...


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30. Queen Letizia of Spain wore her gold bamboo hoops and her open oval ring to attend the Queen's Cup basketball final in Salamanca on Sunday, March 8.


12 March 2020

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

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Queen Elizabeth II of Canada wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara with the Coronation Necklace and Earrings as she arrives at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, October 1964; more on the tiara here and the coronation diamonds here!


A Final Bit of Royal Markle Sparkle

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to the United Kingdom recently to carry out a final slate of royal engagements, and we've got a look at the jewelry Meghan wore to bid the royal world farewell.


11 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Cartier Halo Tiara

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Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon wears the Cartier Halo Tiara as she dances with Prime Minister Alexander Bustamante of Jamaica in Kingston, August 1962; more on the tiara here!


State Visit Jewels: Willem-Alexander and Maxima in Indonesia

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands are currently on a state visit to Indonesia. Here's a look at some of the jewels worn by Maxima as the couple arrived for the start of the diplomatic visit.


10 March 2020

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

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Queen Elizabeth II of Australia wears Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara for a royal ball held at Brisbane City Hall, March 1954; more on the tiara here!


Commonwealth Day Jewels 2020

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On Monday, the British royals gathered for the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, and we've got all the details on the sparkling jewels worn for the occasion.


09 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Delhi Durbar Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (then also Queen of South Africa, later the Queen Mother) wears the Delhi Durbar Tiara as she arrives for the opening of parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 1947; more on the tiara here!


Royal Tour Jewels: William and Kate in Ireland

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I'm back from my honeymoon -- thanks to everyone for holding down the fort in my absence! Time to catch up on some of the current events of last week, starting with the Cambridges' tour of Ireland.


08 March 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik

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Princess Eugenie of York wears the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor, October 2018; more on the classic tiara here!


The Queen's Aquamarine Brooches

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The Queen's jewelry collection includes several classic examples of brooches set with aquamarines. Here's a closer look...