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Established in January 2021, The Royal Archivist features articles on royal women, jewelry and history.

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Tuesday’s Royal Trinket: Princess Margaret’s Aquamarine and Diamond Cluster Ring

Princess Margaret’s Aquamarine and Diamond Cluster Ring was sold by Christie’s in 2006. The fairly large aquamarine is set in gold and surrounded by twelve brilliant-cut diamonds. I hope whoever bought this ring wears it often because it is stunning and perfect. You can find the other items of Princess Margaret’s auction sale over at … Continue reading Tuesday’s Royal Trinket: Princess Margaret’s Aquamarine and Diamond Cluster Ring

Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed by Vincent Meylan

I have one more book to share with you for this week. Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed by Vincent Meylan is a treasure trove of royal jewelry secrets. The author was given permission to view Christie’s extensive archives and this book is the result of his painstaking research. The book is cleverly divided by themes. … Continue reading Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed by Vincent Meylan

20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style by Stefano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes

“Worthwhile, both for the sumptuous jewelry and for the stunning lifestyle photographs.” Society of Jewelry Historians Description: For many centuries, collecting precious jewels was the province of kings and queens, emperors, and maharajas. But in the aftermath of the First World War, royal gems passed into the hands of a different kind of elite that … Continue reading 20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style by Stefano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes

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