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About ♔ la dauphiine ♔

Connecticut-based jewelry monger, history buff, Mets fan. On the hum-drum side, call me a lauded poet, novelist and ghost-writer. (That's right, I haunt prose.)

Princess’ Jewelry Up For Auction too

If it isn’t enough that Shirley Temple’s blue sapphire ring, the Queen of Albania’s Coronation tiara and jewels owned by the Duchess of Windsor are all up for bids this month, in May 2016 Christie’s Geneva will feature some of … Continue reading

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Tiara Time! 3 Rose Diamond Tiara

auctioned for $20,000 at Sotheby’s in March 2015, the Three Roses #Tiara is a mystery of provenance Continue reading

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emerald and diamond kokoshnik tiara

this is yet another tiara SOS! Your Blog Hostess is certain she’s seen this emerald-and-diamond kokoshnik prior to the March 15 auction. If you’ve got the info, please cue us in! Yet another tiara that came to the block on … Continue reading

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Tiara Time! the RV Tiara of Indiana

*cue Simon & Garfunkel’s America. Feel free to hum along* who says there’s no tiaras to be seen in Indiana? Whilst on Spring Break these past two weeks, your Blog Hostess thought they’d be no posting, given the lack of … Continue reading

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remembering the queen mum

on the anniversary of the beloved dowager queen’s death, let’s revel in the good times past:  the Duke & Duchess of York 1927.  mother-and-daughter both hail in new coronation halos, 1937.  marriage of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon to Prince Albert, Duke of York, … Continue reading

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the Crane Gilt-Metal Chaplet

a #tiara replicating a crown of laurels sold for £1250 at Sotheby’s London auction on March 15th. Continue reading

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drooling dimanches: big 3 necklace

  our excuse for not posting this week For obvious reasons, we frequently wastes hours ogling the auction house catalogues, trolling for tiaras that are coming to the block. I guess it’s the closest thing that will come to watching porn for … Continue reading

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