Tag Archives: england

Opposites Attract: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (and an anniversary Tiara Time!)

Today would have been 175th wedding anniversary of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Albert, a couple whose solid marriage restored prestige to the royal family and proved that opposites attract. Continue reading

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tiara time: the Pine Flower tiara

Today we discuss the diadem with the most poetic name, the Pine Flower tiara. Doesn’t it sound so Robert Frost? This tiara is a Cartier Art Deco salute to both pines and aquamarines. Dating from 1938, the Pine Flower is … Continue reading

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Cressida Bonas Wears Chaplet to Society Wedding

You all know Us pretty well and by now it’s obvious that We don’t bend to the trends. This is the only tiara blog that hasn’t mentioned Kate’s second tiara-appearance in the Lotus Wreath. However, Christmas is lurking and We … Continue reading

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tiara time! the Manchester Tiara

The Manchester Tiara was commissioned by Consuelo, Dowager Duchess of Manchester in 1903 and crafted by Cartier, primarily using diamonds which Consuelo had supplied. Cartier’s records note that the Dowager Duchess supplied over a thousand brilliant-cut diamonds and more than … Continue reading

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video: the Devonshire House Ball of 1897

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[the best of] Tiara Time! Amethysts Ahoy!

Well, somebody’s birthday is coming up on Tuesday and it’s come to Our attention that never have We discussed an amethyst anything, much less a tiara. To honor of February’s birthstone there’s only one thing to do: another theme week! … Continue reading

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Royal Christenings: a Video Salute!

Well, the Royal Christening is almost upon us! [Unlike his birth, Georgie’s christening will take place right on time. No waiting for you, the hard-core, sidewalk-waiting fans. You deserve a break! A few sources have indicated that the Duke & … Continue reading

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