22 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Lannoy Diamond Earrings

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wears the Lannoy Diamond Earrings (with the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara and a Lannoy family diamond necklace) for dinner on the eve of the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, April 2013; see a recent appearance of the earrings here!


The Daily Diadem: The Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara

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Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh wears the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara (with the Greville Ruby Necklace, the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings, and the Rose of York Bracelet) for a formal portrait, ca. 1950; more on the tiara over here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Week Three Results!

 

We've got all the votes tallied from week three of our Diamond Tiara Tournament!

21 November 2020

The Evening Earring: HGD Stephanie's Diamond Drop Earrings

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg wears a pair of delicate diamond drop earrings for the civil wedding of Prince Felix and Princess Claire in Germany, September 2013


The Daily Diadem: Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Queen of Australia wears Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik (with the George VI Sapphires, the Dorset Bow Brooch, and the Empress Marie Feodorovna Pearl and Sapphire Choker in bracelet form) for a ball in Hobart, Australia, 1954; more on the tiara here!

 

Jewels of Monaco's National Day 2020

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On Thursday, the Grimaldis of Monaco gathered to celebrate the principality's national holiday, and understated, elegant jewels were on show for the occasion.

20 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Luxembourg Aquamarine Parure Earrings

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg wears the earrings, necklace, and bracelet from the family's aquamarine parure for an opera gala in honor of the 80th birthday of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, May 2017; more on the parure here!


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

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Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara (with the South African Diamond Necklace) for a banquet at the Elysee Palace during her official visit to Paris, May 1948; more on the jewels of the visit over here!


The Queen's Bridal Jewels

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Seventy-three years ago today, Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London. More than seven decades later, we've got a look back at the jewels worn by the future Queen on her wedding day.

19 November 2020

The Evening Earring: HGD Stephanie's Cannes Earrings

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg wears a pair of major statement earrings at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2017; more on the earrings here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Luxembourg Empire vs Diamond Daisy

 

Which sparkler will triumph in our final contest of the week?

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Connaught Diamond vs Mabel's Wedding

 

Dazzling diamonds from Sweden and the Netherlands meet up in this contest!

18 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa's Diamond Drop Earrings

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg wears her mother-in-law's diamond drop earrings (with the Lannoy Tiara) for her wedding to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, October 2012; more on the earrings here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Spanish Fleur-de-Lis vs Cartier Halo

 

Will it be the big Spanish sparkler or the petite British tiara?

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Imperial Chrysanthemum vs Delhi Durbar

 


This one's a match-up of tiaras made for empresses!

17 November 2020

The Evening Earring: HGD Stephanie's Civil Wedding Earrings

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Countess Stephanie de Lannoy wears a pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings for her civil wedding to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, October 2012


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Japanese Crown Princely vs Kinsky Honeysuckle

 

This contest pairs up balanced tiaras with intriguing designs!

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Saleha's Diamond vs Floral Birthday

 

Will it be pear-shaped diamonds from Brunei or floral diamonds from Denmark?

16 November 2020

The Evening Earring: HGD Stephanie's Ombre Earrings

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Countess Stephanie de Lannoy wears a pair of ombre earrings during her official presentation to the media as Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg's future bride, April 2012


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Brabant Laurel vs Dagmar Floral

 

Which diamond floral tiara is your favorite?

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Braganza vs Wolfers

 

This one is a David and Goliath tiara battle!

15 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Queen's Diamond Frame Earrings

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears the Queen's Diamond Frame Earrings on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Trooping the Colour, June 2017; more on the earrings here!


The Daily Diadem: Grand Duchess Hilda's Floral Tiara

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Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg wears the diamond floral tiara that belonged to her aunt, Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden, for dinner with President and Mrs. Kennedy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 1963; see Grand Duchess Hilda wearing the tiara here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Week Two Results!

 

Here are all the latest results from our Diamonds Are Forever Tiara Tournament!

14 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Diana's Diamond and Pearl Drop Earrings

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears diamond and pearl drop earrings from the collection of Diana, Princess of Wales for the BAFTA ceremony in London, February 2019; more on the earrings here!


The Daily Diadem: The Seven Emeralds Tiara

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Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran wears the Seven Emeralds Tiara for dinner with President and Mrs. Kennedy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 1962; more on the tiara here!


Remembrance Sunday Jewels 2020

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The Japanese crown prince's proclamation wasn't the only big royal event that took place this weekend. The Windsors also gathered (socially distantly) for events in London to mark Remembrance Sunday and the centenary of both the Cenotaph and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

13 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Queen Mother's Sapphire and Diamond Fringe Earrings

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears the Queen Mother's sapphire and diamond fringe earrings (with Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara and her Oak Leaf Brooch) for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, June 2019; more on the earrings over here!


The Daily Diadem: The Pearl Sunburst Tiara

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Crown Princess Michiko of Japan wears the Pearl Sunburst Tiara (and its mirrored necklace) for dinner with President and Mrs. Eisenhower at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 1960; more on the set over here!


Crown Princely Tiaras in Japan




On Sunday, the imperial family of Japan gathered for the final part of the ceremonies celebrating the installment of the country's new emperor: the official proclamation of the nation's crown prince. Today, we've got a look at the jewels and pageantry that surrounded the completion of the imperial succession celebrations.

12 November 2020

11 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Queen's Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears diamond chandelier earrings on loan from the Queen for a charity reception at Houghton Hall, June 2016; more on the earrings over here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Greville vs Dutch Ears of Wheat

 

Will it be the massive diamond sparkler or the delicate heirloom ears of wheat?

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Baden Palmette vs Vasa

 

Two Scandinavian sparklers are matched up in this contest!

10 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Duchess of Cambridge's Emerald Cluster Drop Earrings

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears her diamond and emerald cluster drop earrings (and the Irish Guards Shamrock Brooch) to distribute shamrocks to the Irish Guards on St. Patrick's Day, March 2013; more on the earrings here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Nine Provinces vs Modern Fringe

 

Will it be the heirloom Belgian diamonds or the sparkling Swedish fringe?

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Vladimir vs Queen Mary's Honeysuckle

 

This one's a Queen Mary showdown!

09 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Cambridge Wedding Earrings

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears her diamond wedding earrings (with a necklace from Mappin and Webb) for the Order of the Garter Service in Windsor, June 2016; more on the earrings here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe vs Prussian

 

This one's a battle of diamond sparklers made by Koch!

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Meiji vs Baumer Aigrette

 

Will it be the classic Japanese sparkler or the modern Monegasque aigrette?

08 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Joyas de Pasar Diamond Earrings

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Queen Letizia of Spain wears the diamond earrings from the joyas de pasar collection for a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Rabat, February 2019; more on the earrings over here!


The Daily Diadem: Princess Benedikte's Floral Birthday Tiara

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Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, daughter of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, wears her mother's Floral Birthday Tiara for the wedding of Princess Martha Louise of Norway, May 2002; more on the tiara over here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Week One Results!

 

The results from our first week of voting are in!

07 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Queen Letizia's Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Queen Letizia of Spain wears her sparkling chandelier earrings for a television anniversary party in Madrid, January 2015; the earrings, which have been in her jewelry box for many years, are reportedly made of diamonds set in white gold


The Daily Diadem: The Spanish Diamond Loop Tiara

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears the family's diamond and pearl loop tiara with sapphires for a state banquet in honor of the King of Saudi Arabia, June 2007; more on the tiara over here!


The Greville Scroll Brooch

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Today's royal brooch may be small, but its provenance is mighty! Here's a closer look at the Greville Scroll Brooch.