The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara

One of her most dazzling pieces was this tiara of 15 intertwined diamond circles strung together with a diamond ribbon on top and hung with articulating pendant pearls, made in the 1874 by Bolin, the Russian court jeweler. She hid this wonderful example of intricate Russian craftsmanship in the vault at Vladimir Palace in 1918 when she…

Meghan Markle’s Jewelry Collection

Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You push for colour-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what color your parents happen to be. Meghan Markle From the aquamarine ring that belonged…

Royal Tiaras

Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own. Philip Treacy Most people have seen the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth decked out in these gorgeous tiaras, but their origin stories are very fascinating. Most people have seen the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth decked…

Meghan Markle Wearing Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandea Tiara at the Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle amazed us all, wearing a diamond center-stone adorned filigree tiara on her wedding day. The Duchess of Sussex borrowed the headpiece from Queen Elizabeth II. Reportedly, the adornment vaulting Meghan’s 16-foot-veil was originally made for Queen Mary, the Princess of Teck. The Palace has confirmed that it is Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara,…

Queen Victoria Eugenia’s Gorgeous Diamond Tiaras

Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenberg (known as Ena) was born on October 24, 1887 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the only daughter of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria. (1) The Ansorena Fleur de Lis Tiara , by Ansorena of Madrid, was…

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara, with Emeralds

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara, with emeraldsGrand Duchess Vladimir (also known as Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, wife of the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich) was the aunt of Tsar Nicholas II, who was murdered alongside his family in 1918 by the Bolsheviks. Grand Duchess Vladimir was the grandest of the grand duchesses at the…