Today, Emperor Akihito will abdicate his position and Crown Prince Naruhito will become the new Emperor of Japan. Naruhito's enthronement ceremony will be held in October , and I'm sure we'll have some coverage of that. For now we are going to concentrate on one of my fave things...tiaras! Crown Princess Masako has not been… Continue reading Moving on up!
On to our next round of tiara fun...we've had fun defending tiaras, or not defending them, but now we're going to put some famous tiaras up against each other. We're going to start with a good one: hanging pearls. Let's see which of these beauties takes the crown! Queen Mary's / Cambridge Lover's Knot Queen… Continue reading Battle of the Tiaras – Hanging Pearls
The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, part of the Victoria and Albert Museum re-opened on April 11, and it included this gorgeous tiara! To @V_and_A for a look at Queen Victoria’s sparkling sapphire and diamond coronet, designed for her by Prince Albert in 1840, the year of their marriage. It is the centrepiece of the… Continue reading Random Royal Stuff – Victoria’s Sapphire Coronet
The Habsburg Fringe is a spectacular piece set in gold and silver in the late 1800s by A.E. Köchert. Google images It's an impressive show of diamond power and has been worn by quite a few ladies of the Liechtenstein royal family. You can read more about it at The Court Jeweller or Luxarazzi. I… Continue reading Royal Rock Retrospective–The Habsburg Fringe
Let's take a look at another lovely piece of jewelry used throughout generations, this time the Lotus Flower (sometimes known as the Papyrus) Tiara in the British Royal Family. Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, wore this tiara low and slow in the fashion of her time. Google images Her daughter, the Princess Margaret, wore this piece in… Continue reading Royal Rock Retrospective