Over the last few weeks, the descendants of Italy’s last king have renewed their efforts to reclaim a collection of hidden royal jewels. The jewelry, which has been locked away in an Italian bank since 1946, belonged to the last royal rulers of the country. Today, we’re talking about the reclamation efforts, and discussing the jewels that are at stake.
Didn’t I tell you that the upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale at Christie’s in Geneva is shaping up to be a landmark royal jewel auction? We’re just getting started, it turns out. Details have been published about the first lot in the sale, and it’s a doozy. Here’s everything we know about the French imperial tiara headed for the auction block.
There’s a new tiara out there in the extended royal world, everybody: a diamond tiara of jasmine flowers, worn by one of the younger members of an Italian royal family.