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“Its rounded braces create a closed form inspired by the crown of the French king, Louis XIV, and symbolise the ruler’s absolute power. The crown’s braces meet at the top in a globe, or orb, which is a sign of power and dignity for monarchs. On top of the crown’s globe is a little cross, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Royal Trinket: The Crown of Christian V
Today’s diadem is a tiara without a royal! One of the largest pink diamonds in the world is the Noor-ul-Ain diamond. It weighs around 60 carats (!!) and came from a mine in India. It was looted from India by a Persian king during the 18th century. Fast forward a couple of centuries and Mr. … Continue reading Tiara Thursday: The Noor-ul-Ain Tiara
It’s not one trinket today. It’s many, so grab a cup of tea and settle in for a few minutes of enjoyment. If you love decorative arts, then you will love Hillwood Mansion and Museum in Washington, D.C. It’s filled to the brim with items of royal connection. Long before Hillwood was a museum, it was … Continue reading Tuesday’s Royal Trinket: Hillwood Mansion and Museum
We have a tiara bonanza. You get three for the price of one! Let’s take a look, shall we! The first tiara on our list is this lovely turquoise and diamond tiara. It’s designed as five palmettes, each centered around a large cabochon turquoise and set in yellow gold. The tiara is embellished throughout with … Continue reading Tiara Thursday
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