Category Archives: holland

the house of orange

the Sport of Kings

  Finally! We have a valid reason to talk about fútbol/soccer on this blog. Remember some of the square pegs we’ve had here before? Click here and there to enjoy the round-hole mayhem. We don’t labor under the delusion that … Continue reading

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Your Blog Hostess, the slacker

I know…I had one of those “off weeks” and next thing I know, I missed the royal shakedown in Amsterdam! Well, we won’t cry over spilled Salmon-Billecarte, I’m sure everyone else in the universe wrote about it. So let’s get … Continue reading

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Tiara Time: the Peacock-Tail Ruby Parure

Remember when I said the Orange-Nassau Family Foundation had a lot of rubies? Understatement! These carmine gems must pile up over there in Amsterdam like junk mail on my desk. Yes, the family has a second ruby parure, known as … Continue reading

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Tiara Time! the Mellerio Ruby Parure

If you’re a fan of rubies then you have something in common with the Dutch royal family whose collection sports some cerise stones of envious caliber. For your approval, the Mellerio Ruby Parure. The Mellerio Ruby Parure was commissioned in … Continue reading

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