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Jewels for July: Spain's Modern Rubies

The only ruby tiara in the Spanish Royal Family’s collection is the Niarchos Ruby Bandeau and its accompanying parure. Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark received a treasure trove of jewels on her wedding day in 1962. In addition to the Prussian Tiara, a gift from her parents (King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece); the Mellerio Shell Tiara, a gift from her in-laws (Infante Juan and…
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June's Jewels: Norway's Best Pearls

King Olav’s Gift Tiara Princess Märtha Louise received this tiara as an 18th birthday present from her grandfather, King Olav, in 1989. This delicate tiara features diamonds and pearls in an ‘ears of wheat’-style setting that sits upon a fine band. This is the only tiara that Princess Märtha Louise owns outright, and it’s one she wears frequently. Queen Maud’s Pearl and…
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June's Jewels: Denmark's Best Pearls

Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara Crown Princess Mary received a small wedding tiara, fashioned from diamond hearts and fleur-de-lis motifs, as a gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. No further details of its provenance have ever been released, but the…
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Who is Infanta Cristina of Spain?

Infanta Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y de Grecia was born on 13 June 1965 to the then-Prince and Princess of Asturias (Juan Carlos and Sofía) at Sanyres Loreto in Madrid. The Infanta is the second child and younger daughter of Juan Carlos and Sofía; her older sister is Infanta Elena, and her younger brother is King Felipe VI. While she was born into…
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June's Jewels: Spain's Best Pearls

Asturias Fleur-de-Lys Tiara Queen Letizia is reported to have received this tiara as a fifth anniversary present from her husband, King Felipe, but didn’t wear it in public until 2015 when she chose it for Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday celebrations. The…
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June's Jewels: the best British Pearls

June’s birthstone is the pearl. This pretty gem has been worn by royalty for years and is found in some of the most famous regal jewel collections in the world. Here, Royal Central takes a look at some of the most celebrated pearl pieces belonging to the British Royal Family. Cartier Indian Tiara This massive diamond, sapphire and pearl tiara belongs to the Gloucester branch…
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