Tag Archives: Ruby

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 Rosenborg Kokoshnik (aka that Kokoshnik Tiara I Was Going to Buy)

Who remembers Our antics with this bad-boy? It was many a blog ago. Historically known by the misnomer the Ruby Kokoshnik tiara and while the title “Garnet (and Diamond) Kokoshnik” is vastly more accurate, it hasn’t stuck. Yep…those fuchsia candies … 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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Tiara Time!: the Oriental Circlet

Huzzah, it’s Friday–albeit a soggy Friday in Southern California. My joints have that ache hollow from Lupus, Otto (the kitty who went walkabout last month) is warming me up and the Pacific looks amazing. I think we all know what … Continue reading

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