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The Nightly Necklace: The Patiala Necklace

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Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala wears the original Patiala Necklace in a formal portrait, ca. 1930s; learn more about the astonishing necklace, which was made by Cartier, later dismantled, and then recreated, over here!


The Daily Diadem: The Cambridge Sapphire Tiara

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Queen Mary of the United Kingdom wears the original Cambridge Sapphire Tiara with jewels from the accompanying parure in a formal photographic portrait, ca. 1925; more on the set here!


Tiara Tournament: Vladimir vs Lover's Knot


Queen Mary's tiaras go head to head in this sparkling match-up...


The Nightly Necklace: The Mackay Emerald Necklace

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The Mackay Emerald Necklace, designed by Cartier and set with a whopping 167.97 carat Colombian Emerald, is displayed at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.; the Art Deco necklace was made in 1931 as a wedding gift from Clarence Mackay to his second wife, Anna Case, a soprano who sang with the New York Metropolitan Opera


The Daily Diadem: The Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara

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Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (now Queen Elizabeth II) wears the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara with the Greville Ruby Necklace in a formal portrait, ca. 1950; more on the tiara here and the necklace here!


Tiara Tournament: Girls of Great Britain and Ireland vs Lotus Flower


Our first match-up of round three tips off right now!

The Daily Diadem: The Ligne Aquamarine Tiara

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Isabella Orsini wears the Ligne Aquamarine Tiara for her wedding to Prince Edouard de Ligne de la Tremoille in Belgium, September 2009; more on the tiara here!


Tiara Tournament: The Elite Eight!


The votes are in -- here are the results of the second round of the Tiara Tournament!


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.


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!

Tiara Tournament: Queen Mary's Russian Bandeau vs Greville Emerald Kokoshnik


Our final match-up of round two features two sleek and spectacular sparklers...


Tiara Tournament: Greville vs. Oriental Circlet


Today's first post features both of the Queen Mother's signature tiaras...

Tiara Tournament: Princess Andrew's Meander vs Iveagh


Sleek diamond design is featured in both of this afternoon's tiara contenders!


Tiara Tournament: Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik vs Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau


Our first Wednesday match-up is a diamond bonanza!


Tiara Tournament: Cartier Indian vs Lover's Knot


Two intricate diamond and pearl sparklers face off in this match-up...


Tiara Tournament: Vladimir vs Queen Mary's Fringe


Two classic Queen Mary tiaras face off it this morning's match-up...


Tiara Tournament: Lotus Flower vs Princess Anne's Festoon


Our second Monday match-up features two lovely tiaras with romantic designs...


Tiara Tournament: Girls of Great Britain and Ireland vs Queen Mary's Honeysuckle


Time for our round two tip-off, featuring two tiaras from Queen Mary's jewelry box...


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...

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.


Tiara Tournament: Greville Emerald Kokoshnik vs Aquamarine Pineflower


Our final match-up of round one features two tiaras set with colorful gemstones!


Tiara Tournament: Oriental Circlet vs Teck Turquoise


This tiara tournament game is a face-off between Prince Albert and Queen Mary...


Tiara Tournament: Queen Mary's Russian Bandeau vs Cartier Halo


This match-up features two tiaras that were worn by Princess Margaret...


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...


Tiara Tournament: Kent Pearl Festoon vs Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau


This tiara match-up pairs a festive festoon with a sleek bandeau...


Tiara Tournament: Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik vs Burmese Ruby


This tiara showdown brings together two diadems from the Queen's jewelry box...


Tiara Tournament: Cartier Indian vs Persian Turquoise


Our second match-up of the day features a pair of fabulous, intricate tiaras...


Tiara Tournament: Lover's Knot vs Wessex Aquamarine Necklace


Our first game of the day features a meeting between classic and modern tiaras...


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...


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...

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?


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.


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.


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.