Category Archives: ruby

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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More of the Rosenborg Kokoshnik! (aka Ruby Kokoshnik)

Countess Ruth in the Rosenborg (aka Ruby) Kokoshnik.

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tiara time investigates! the Laula Ruby Diadem

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

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tiara time: Marie Thérèse’s Ruby & Diamond Parure

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

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Tiara Time! the Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara

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

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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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