Known to be free-spirts, progressive and adventurous, our Sag friends aren’t going to settle for just any engagement ring, that’s for sure. When it comes to vintage engagement rings and the zodiac, Sagittarius folks might just take the cake.
Last week we speculated that our Libra friends may search out the more untraditional of vintage engagement rings and might choose a red center stone, over a diamond. But what for their zodiac neighbors, the Scorpio?
Today we embark on a new themed post series – Vintage Engagement Rings and The Zodiac. What does your sun sign say about the type of vintage engagement ring you might like? Well, a lot apparently.
I’m a believer in going out on a high note and since I think this will be the last tiara post for a while, I thought we’d go out with a bang. When I was researching tiaras and women of… Keep Reading
Change is our only constant. I’m not sure who first coined that phrase, but they were certainly on to something! This year has been a big year of change for almost all of us. Some changes we never imagined and… Keep Reading
As mentioned in many of my #TiaraTuesday posts previously, the British royals and aristocracy haven’t cornered the market on royal tiaras. There are lots of other royal families (or ex-royal families) that are tiara rich (or at least were, in… Keep Reading
Believe it or not, there are some folks who just aren’t into vintage jewels. I personally don’t get it, but if you’re one of those folks and you’ve somehow found yourself here, I may still have a little something for… Keep Reading
The titles King and Queen are not and have not just been for Europeans, over the centuries. There are Kings and Queens from all over this globe. Many African countries still have seated royals to this day. One such couple… Keep Reading
ho gets a tiara? Do I get a real tiara? Do you get a tiara? Where exactly does one wear a tiara these days (besides to the mailbox)? And are folks really still buying the real thing?
Mary, Mary never ordinary, where did your tiaras go? Ok, that’s not exactly how the nursery rhyme went. But it could have. Queen Mary, known for dismantling her jewels and reworking them (which I guess I can’t say I blame her – I do love a conversion piece), left a slew of tiara carcasses in her wake during her time on this earth. But which ones and how many? Today we’ll explore Queen Mary’s long lost tiaras.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself watching a little more TV during the Covid lockdown. I tried some new shows, but most of them just didn’t hold my attention. So I’ve gone back to my old favorite Downton Abbey. I had skipped the movie when it first came out. Work was busy and I just didn’t get there. But with my renewed interest in the Crawleys, I thought it was about time. Was the movie itself epic? Well, in a word, no. It was, however, well done. And did the Tiaras of Downton Abbey disappoint? Absolutely not!
It’s amazing, once you’ve opened your eyes, what you can find with a little digging. If I’m honest, I hadn’t thought much about the race of the women I’d featured in previous #TiaraTuesday posts here. But with the most recent… Keep Reading
I realized today, as I sat down to write my first new tiara post in a while, that I’d only shown one woman of color in a tiara, and that was Megan Markle after her wedding (I featured her in a social media post). Well, that changes today with Princess Angela of Liechtenstein and the Kinsky Honeysuckle Tiara.
We can’t do much about Covid19 or the crazy folks not staying tight at home. Bu you know what we can do? Drool over tiaras. And even better, these tiaras are within our grasp (assuming we have the funds for such – I personally don’t but I hope you do) because they are tiaras up for auction! Thank heavens for Sothebys (who has most of the listings here unless otherwise noted – click photos to head to the auction listings).
I thought that maybe we might all be a little “done” with the tiaras broken down by monarchy. We’ve been through the UK, Spain, Russia and France. This week I decided to revisit a different kind of royalty. The (mostly) American royalty and their Hollywood tiaras.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you about Queen Marie-Amelie’s sapphire and pearl tiara? Yes? Well then you probably remember it told you that tiara, and its corresponding parure, was just the tip of the iceberg. Today I bring you…. the iceberg. This is Queen Marie-Amelie’s Diamond and Sapphire Tiara.
Queen Marie-Amélie’s Sapphire and Pearl Tiara, which luckily was not a part of the French Crown Jewels.
As was the case with many countries throughout history, France and its royal family has a turbulent past. World leaders to residing in exile. Grand jewels that were later sold off. But unlike Mother Russia, the Crown Jewels of France, at least some of them, remain. One intact piece is that of famous nobility: The Duchess d’Angouleme Emerald And Diamond Tiara.
Yet another tiara that saw a major transformation. This time French. And this time not dismantled at the hands of a bored Princess. What’s the story with Empress Marie-Louise’s fantastic tiara? Hang on to your hats because here we go.
So, I’ll readily admit that I might be stretching it a bit to include this tiara in the French Royal Tiaras, but if I don’t include the The Leuchtenberg Fabergé Tiara here, then it likely will be left out. And I just can’t do that, since it’s one of my top three favorite tiaras of all time. And it has a surprise happy ending.