Category Archives: ruby
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
Countess Ruth in the Rosenborg (aka Ruby) Kokoshnik.
Today’s tiara is so esoteric we’ve created a Tiara Time! spin-off: Tiara Time Investigates! This one’s even more obscure than the Rosenborg Kokoshnik that took us forever to trace. So there we were, putzing around on some forum or another … Continue reading
29 May 1825: the coronation of Charles X (aka Compte d’Artois, Louis XVI’s youngest brother) proved to be the most memorable moment of his reign. It had been fifty years since the last coronation, that of Charles’ eldest brother, Louis … Continue reading
To say the Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara is one bad-ass diadem is truly an understatement. This conveniently convertible coronet was a gift from the dictator. A dictator with whom I lamentably share the same surname. Even worse: it’s my maiden … Continue reading
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