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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Last week was glittery around here, and boy did we all need it. The good news this week is that the royals are back on full working calendars, so lots to talk about. The bad news is that there are no movie premieres or weddings scheduled (although we do have a Greek marriage ceremony to… Continue reading Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Austria · Italy · Tiaras

The Lobanoff Tiara

The Lobanoff Tiara is a new tiara for this writer and I haven't been able to find much information about it. Let's take a look at a few of the basic facts. According to the blog Gods and Foolish Grandeur, Princess Vera Nikolaievna Lobanov Rostovsky lived in the area now known as Cannes, France… Continue reading The Lobanoff Tiara

Austria · France · Monaco

Royal Wedding Gowns – Dramatic Coats and Wraps

You may want to put your feet up for this entry. When I started, I had forgotten there were so many coat wedding dresses in royal-land, but as you will see, even leaving off those we have covered in other categories, it's a long list. So long that I have divided it into three posts:… Continue reading Royal Wedding Gowns – Dramatic Coats and Wraps

Austria · Britain · Luxembourg · Netherlands · Other Royals · Sweden

ROYGBIV—Green Jewels

Happy Thursday friends! It's time for another edition of ROYGBIV and today we are talking about green jewels. For a refresher on jewels already discussed, feel free to take a look back at Red jewels, Orange jewels, and Yellow jewels. Netherlands This emerald egg has a beautiful color, and I nearly fell over when Maxima… Continue reading ROYGBIV—Green Jewels

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ROYGBIV–Red jewelry!

Readers seemed to enjoy our first entry into ROYGBIV, so I thought we might like to play along with jewels as well.  The goal with the jewelry displayed here is to feature the prominent color on the piece, although it will most likely be sharing space with other materials.  Let's dig in! This ruby parure… Continue reading ROYGBIV–Red jewelry!