28 November 2020

The Royal Jewels of November

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It's time for another roundup of the royal jewels worn this month! Here's a look at some of the royal glitter we saw in November.

27 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Queen Sofia's Diamond Drop Earrings

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears her diamond drop earrings (with the Spanish Floral TiaraQueen Maria Cristina's Mellerio Pearl Necklace, and the joyas de pasar diamond bow brooch) for a gala dinner in honor of the President of Argentina, February 2009; the earrings have also been worn by Queen Letizia


The Daily Diadem: The Luxembourg Citrine and Pearl Bandeau

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


Jewels of The Crown Season 4


 
While I've decided not to do full recaps of this season of The Crown (mostly because lots of other outlets have begun doing the history-focused recaps as well), I couldn't let the new season pass by without a closer look at the jewels. And, well ... ten episodes of the series only yielded us one post's worth of pieces, to give you an idea of the content we're working with. Here's a look at the royal replicas we saw in the fourth season of The Crown.

26 November 2020

The Evening Earring: The Niarchos Ruby Earrings

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears the earrings, tiara, and necklace from her ruby parure for a gala dinner in Madrid in honor of the President of France, April 2009; more on the suite here!


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Queen Sophie's Diamond vs Princess Andrew's Meander

 

It's time for our final tiara contest of the first round of the tournament!

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Vine Leaves vs Baden Fringe

 

Today, I'm giving thanks for diamond leaves and sunray sparklers!

25 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Queen Sofia's Saudi Sapphires

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears diamond and sapphire statement earrings (with the Spanish Diamond Loop Tiara) for a gala dinner in Madrid in honor of the King of Saudi Arabia, June 2007; because the earrings were worn for a Saudi royal visit, many have posited that they were a Saudi gift


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Habsburg Fringe vs Mary's Wedding

 

This contest pairs up two turn-of-the-century tiaras!

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Queen Emma vs Alexandrine Diamond Drop

 

Will it be Queen Emma's or Queen Alexandrine's diamonds?

24 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Queen Sofia's Carved Gem Earrings

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Queen Sofia wears a suite of carved cabochon jewels, including a matching earrings and necklace, with the Spanish Floral Tiara for a gala dinner in Madrid in honor of the President of Mexico, June 2008


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Queen Josefina vs Dutch Star

 

Will it be the empire-era diamonds or the remixed stars?

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Alia's Cartier vs Miller Fringe

 

Two exuberant tiaras meet up in this contest!

23 November 2020

The Evening Earring: Queen Sofia's Large Pearl Drop Earrings

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Queen Sofia of Spain wears earrings with diamond studs and large pearl drops for a reception in Madrid in honor of the President of Pakistan, April 2007


Diamond Tiara Tournament: Iveagh vs Akishino

 

This one's a battle of the floral sparklers!

Diamond Tiara Tournament: Girls of Great Britain and Ireland vs Moroccan Chaumet

 

Let's get the week off to a good start with some tiara voting!

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!