04 July 2020

The Daily Diadem: The Greville Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wears the Greville Tiara (with the Greville Pear Drop Earrings and Queen Alexandra's Wedding Necklace) as she helps cut a cake in London, November 1960; more on the tiara over here!


Jacqueline Kennedy's Diamond Waterfall Earrings

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Happy Independence Day to my fellow American magpies! To celebrate the national holiday, I've got some classic American jewelry for you to enjoy: the diamond waterfall earrings worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


03 July 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Elizabeth Taylor's Mouawad Sapphire Necklace

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor wears the necklace and accompanying earrings from her Mouawad Sapphire Suite for a benefit fashion show for AIDS/HIV research in Santa Monica, September 2000; the necklace and earrings sold at auction in December 2011 for $386,500


The Daily Diadem: Queen Sirikit's Ruby Floral Bandeau

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Queen Sirikit of Thailand wears her Ruby Floral Bandeau during a banquet in Belgium, October 1960; more on the tiara over here!


Tournament of Brooches: Kent Amethyst vs Russian Sapphire Cluster


Our final contest of this round features a pair of gorgeous colorful gems...


02 July 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Reine Marguerite Necklace

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor wears the necklace from the Reine Marguerite set by Van Cleef and Arpels, featuring daisies of gold, white diamonds, yellow diamonds, and chrysoprase, in 1993; the necklace and accompanying earrings and brooch sold at auction in December 2011 for $746,500


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

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara to attend the Royal Variety Performance in London, May 1960; more on the tiara here!


Tournament of Brooches: Williamson Pink Diamond vs Cullinan V


Famous diamonds face off in this brooch contest...


01 July 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Clonbrock Diamond Necklace

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor wears a diamond necklace, made in 1806 by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell for Anastasia, Lady Clonbrock, for the Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles, February 2005; the necklace sold at auction in December 2011 for $2.65 million


The Daily Diadem: The Poltimore Tiara

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Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom wears the Poltimore Tiara to greet the crowds after her wedding to Antony Armstrong-Jones in London, May 1960; more on the tiara here!


Tournament of Brooches: Albert vs Crown Ruby


This one's a battle of Prince Albert's colorful clusters...


30 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Elizabeth Taylor's Gold and Diamond Sautoir

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor wears a gold and diamond sautoir necklace from Van Cleef and Arpels in Vienna, November 1976; the convertible jewel was sold at auction in December 2011 for $170,500


The Daily Diadem: The Danish Ruby Parure Tiara

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Queen Ingrid of Denmark wears the tiara and jewels from the Danish Ruby Parure, plus Queen Louise's Diamond Floral Bracelet, for a portrait, ca. 1960; more on the rubies here and the bracelet over here!


Tournament of Brooches: Cullinan III and IV vs Aquamarine Art Deco


We're back with our first contest of the Elegant Eight round!


29 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari Emerald Necklace

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor wears her diamond and emerald Bulgari necklace for a charity costume ball in Venice, September 1967; the necklace, a gift from Richard Burton, was sold for more than $6 million at auction in December 2011


The Daily Diadem: The Stuart Tiara

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Queen Juliana of the Netherlands wears the Stuart Tiara during a visit to the Royal Theater in The Hague, March 1960; more on the tiara over here!


The Tournament of Brooches: The Elegant Eight!


Welcome back to the Tournament of Brooches, everyone! I'm stealing an excellent phrase coined by my fabulous readers and dubbing this round "the Elegant Eight"! Let's recap the brooches that are still in the running...

28 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Festoon Necklace

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears her Diamond Festoon Necklace and her mother's diamond floral earrings for the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, December 2009; more on the necklace over here!


The Daily Diadem: The Cambridge Sapphire Tiara

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears the original tiara and jewels from the Cambridge Sapphire Parure for a dinner honoring the army in the Great Hall of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 1956; more on the sapphires over here!

(And, as a bonus: that's Mary, Duchess of Devonshire, the Queen's Mistress of the Robes, wearing her convertible sapphire tiara behind Princess Marina!)


The Royal Jewels of June

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Yesterday, we talked about the jewels that Queen Elizabeth II has been wearing over the last few months. Today, we've got a look at the jewels worn by other royals around the globe during the past month. Royal engagements look a little different now, with social distancing, masks, and outdoor settings, but the royals are still wearing plenty of jewelry!

27 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Queen's Pear-Shaped Diamond Drop Cluster Necklace

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the necklace and coordinating earrings from her pear-shaped diamond drop cluster suite for the Royal Variety Performance in Cardiff, November 2005; pieces from the suite have since been loaned to the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Cambridge


The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Honeysuckle Tiara

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Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester wears Queen Mary's Honeysuckle Tiara for a dinner in honor of the Silver Jubilee of the Anglo-Danish Society at the Dorchester Hotel, April 1950; more on the tiara over here!


A Royal Brooch Update

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Like many of us, the Queen has been staying at home a lot recently. She's been at Windsor Castle, where she has continued to work privately with the help of a small staff. But because the Queen knows how important public appearances are to the continued success of the monarchy, she's still made an effort to connect with the larger world on several recent occasions -- and, because she's Queen Elizabeth II, she's worn some excellent brooches while doing so. Here's a recap...

26 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Sapphire Tassel Necklace

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the necklace, earrings, and bracelet from the Sapphire Tassel Suite, plus one of the Queen Mother's Cartier Art Deco Bracelets, for an official dinner at Downing Street celebrating her Golden Jubilee, April 2002; many believe that the tassel suite was a Saudi royal gift


The Daily Diadem: The Ruby Olive Wreath Tiara

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears the Ruby Olive Wreath Tiara as she leaves her home in Belgrave Square to attend the State Opening of Parliament, October 1937; learn more about the tiara, which she borrowed from her parents, over here!


Jewels of Royal Ascot: 2015-2019

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Our review of some of the most interesting royal jewels worn to Royal Ascot today continues with our final installment, covering a selection of the most fascinating jewels worn from 2015-2019...

25 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Brazilian Aquamarine Necklace

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the necklace from the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure (without its pendant), as well as the earrings from the set, for a dinner at the British embassy during her visit to the United States, May 2007; more on the parure over here!


The Daily Diadem: The Teck Turquoise Tiara

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Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester wears the Teck Turquoise Tiara at the premiere of the film The Prizoner of Zenda in Leicester Square, November 1937; learn more about the tiara here!


Jewels of Royal Ascot: 2010-2014

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Today's Royal Ascot jewelry recap is a veritable brooch-fest! Enjoy a look at some of the most interesting jewels worn at the races from 2010-2014...

24 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Emerald Necklace

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the necklace and earrings from her Golden Emerald Suite for the Royal Film Performance of Ladies in Lavender, November 2004; more on the set here!


The Daily Diadem: The Russian Pearl Bandeau

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears the Russian Pearl Bandeau for the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium in London, November 1937; more on the tiara here!


Jewels of Royal Ascot: 1990s and 2000s

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Our journey through the jewels of Royal Ascots past continues today with a look at some of the most interesting pieces worn during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s...


23 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The George VI Sapphire Necklace

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the necklace, earrings, and bracelet from the George VI Sapphire Suite for The Queen's Party of Thanks at the Ritz Hotel, November 2002; more on the sapphires over here!


The Daily Diadem: The Gloucester Diamond Laurel Bandeau

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Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, wears the Gloucester Diamond Laurel Bandeau for the premiere of the film London Melody at the Granada in East Ham, April 1937; learn more about all of the Gloucester tiaras over here!


Jewels of Royal Ascot: 1970s and 1980s

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Our journey through the historical jewels of Royal Ascot continues today with royal appearances from the 1970s and 1980s...

22 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Godman Necklace

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears the Godman Necklace for the French state banquet at Windsor Castle, November 2004; more on the necklace over here!


The Daily Diadem: The Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears the Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara in a portrait, ca. 1939; more on the tiara over here!


Jewels of Royal Ascot: 1950s and 1960s

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This time of year, we should be right in the midst of Royal June -- that whirl of British royal events including Trooping the Colour, Garter Day, and Royal Ascot. To tide us over until next year, we've got a flashback to Royal Ascot meets past this week, including lots of royal jewelry! Today, we're starting with a look at royal appearances from the 1950s and 1960s.

21 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Princess Anne's Modern Diamond Necklace

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Princess Anne of the United Kingdom wears her modern diamond necklace at the opera house in Monte-Carlo during a visit to Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco, July 1972; the necklace has been in Anne's jewelry box since the early 1970s, and she still wears it today


The Daily Diadem: The de Tornos Turquoise Tiara

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Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart wears the de Tornos Turquoise Tiara at her religious wedding to Jean of Orleans in Senlis, May 2009; more on the tiara here!


Bejeweled Anniversary Portraits for Victoria and Daniel

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We're not the only ones celebrating Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden's tenth wedding anniversary! Last week, the Swedish royal court issued a series of new portraits to mark the occasion, including some seriously bejeweled images! (Note: you should be able to enlarge each of these significantly by clicking on them!)

20 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Pakistani Turquoise and Pearl Necklace

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The Princess Royal wears the Pakistani Turquoise and Pearl Necklace on Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot, July 2007; Anne has been wearing the necklace, which was given to Queen Elizabeth II by the President of Pakistan in 1971, since the 1970s


The Daily Diadem: The Spanish Floral Tiara

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Infanta Cristina of Spain wears the Spanish Floral Tiara for the Danish royal wedding, May 2004; more on the tiara over here!


Even More Tiaras from Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding

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We've finished our countdown of the best tiara moments from Crown Princess Victoria's royal wedding in 2010, but there were way more tiaras that actually appeared at the celebration! Here's a look a whole lot more tiaras from the wedding day!


19 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Princess Anne's Sapphire Floral Pearl Choker

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The Princess Royal wears a four-stranded pearl necklace with a floral sapphire and diamond clasp for the third day of Royal Ascot, June 2014; see another recent appearance from the necklace here!


The Top Ten: Tiaras at Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding (#1)

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Could it be anyone else? Our top tiara moment from Crown Princess Victoria's 2010 wedding is... the bride in the Cameo Tiara!


The Top Ten: Tiaras at Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding (#2)

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The runner-up spot for the best tiara moment at Crown Princess Victoria's royal wedding goes to ... the mother of the bride, Queen Silvia!


18 June 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Princess Anne's Diamond Festoon Necklace

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The Princess Royal wears her diamond festoon necklace with her festoon tiara, ribbon brooch, and diamond earrings for a Guildhall Banquet in honor of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, July 2017; more on the necklace over here!


The Top Ten: Tiaras at Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding (#3)

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The third spot on our countdown of the best tiara moments from Crown Princess Victoria's royal wedding goes to: the heirloom jewels worn by her sister, Princess Madeleine!

The Top Ten: Tiaras at Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding (#4)

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Our countdown of the best tiara moments from Crown Princess Victoria's royal wedding arrives at a perhaps controversial pick: the diamonds and pearls worn by Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway!