Like mother, like daughter! https://www.instagram.com/p/CERUwbEneQO/?igshid=12kgyogzsh8ek Do you have any examples of brooches worn generations apart? Spam them in the comments!
Thank you to Baguette Avery for the information on Princess Aiko's birthday events (in the first paragraphs) and to Tiara Mania for the catalog of Japanese tiaras. Without both this post would not be here! If you are interested in who all these Princesses are, here is the Imperial Family tree. From our Baguette Avery:… Continue reading Tiara Tales – Princess Aiko’s Twentieth Birthday Tiara
The Social Life of Jewels When our dear Hofdames published my post about La Rusa with the title “Tiara Tales”, I remembered my old Medieval Art professor and the wonderful lessons he gave us about the social life of jewels. These gemstones had a social life, literally, they traveled all around the world with their… Continue reading Jewel Journeys – Louis VII’s Emerald and Vase
We are taking a quick break from Designer Diaries to do a deep dive into this fascinating tiara. Thank you to Iselen for this riveting post! This has it all: broken marriages, revolution, intrigue, and drama. You won't be disappointed. The Spanish Royal House has never clarified the origin of any jewel officially, a decision… Continue reading Tiara Tales – La Rusa
This Empress Cixi information was supposed to be one post but between her complicated reign and her amazing pearl cape, there was simply just too much to talk about. The pearl cape gets its own post because it's quite a creation. The Empress was photographed in the early 1900s with Sarah Pike Conger, the American… Continue reading Jewel Journeys – Empress Cixi’s Pearl Cape