The Romanov sapphires aren’t the only royal jewels being sold at auction by Sotheby’s in Geneva next week! Today, we’re taking a closer look at the most fascinating tiara from the auction catalogue: a diamond and sapphire palmette tiara that once belonged to the Battenbergs.
We’ve been marveling at lots of royal jewels worn for state visits to Germany this week—so I thought it was time that we also gazed on some jewels worn by members of one of Germany’s former royal families. Today, we’re drooling over the magnificent royal jewels that belonged to Queen Therese of Bavaria, who helped found one of Munich’s most enduring traditions: Oktoberfest!
This weekend in Bückeburg, a descendant of German princes married his musician fiancee—and there was a major tiara involved! Here’s all the details on the sparkling diadem from the Schaumburg-Lippe princely wedding.