22 October 2014

Black Bracelets

An 18 karat white gold, black spinel, diamond and ruby "Scottie Dog" bracelet by Michele della Valle.

A diamond and black lacquer bracelet by Adler.

An onyx and diamond Cartier "Panthère" bracelet, once owned by the Duchess of Windsor.



A diamond and onyx bracelet by Cartier, 1920's.

A diamond bracelet, early 20th century. A black velvet ribbon is woven into the bracelet.

A platinum, diamond, and onyx bracelet.

Platinum diamond and seed pearl seed choker and bracelet combination.

A platinum, onyx, coral, and diamond bracelet by Cartier.

21 October 2014

A piece of the sky on your ears

A pair of aquamarine and diamond ear pendants by Van Cleef & Arpels.

A pair of art deco aquamarine and diamond ear pendants by Cartier.

A pair of sapphire and diamond ear pendants.

A pair of labradorite, tanzanite and diamond ear pendants.

A pair of sapphire and diamond ear pendants by Bulgari.

Aquamarine and diamond ear pendants by Margherita Burgener.

Lapis Lazuli and cultured pearl earrings by John Donald, London, 1990.

Pair of 18 karat gold, diamond, sapphire and turquoise ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels, France.

Pair of 18 karat gold, sapphire, and diamond ear clips.

Pair of 18 karat gold, sapphire, and diamond ear clips.

Pair of 18 karat gold, sapphire, emerald and diamond ear clips by Bulgari.

Pair of 18 karat gold, turquoise, and diamond ear pendants by Van Cleef & Arpels, France.

Pair of 18 karat two-color gold and sapphire ear clips by Piranesi.

Pair of 18 karat white gold, aquamarine, and diamond ear clips by Margherita Burgener.

Pair of 18 karat white gold, aquamarine, and diamond ear clips by Samuel Getz.

Pair of 18 karat white gold, sapphire, and diamond ear clips by Bulgari.

Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge makes public appearance




HRH the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. She has had more of the acute morning sickness that plagued her when she was pregnant with Prince George, and has been out of the public eye since August.

Is it just me, or are you really hoping for a little Princess to be born?

20 October 2014

The Spanish Queen Letizia

Queen Mathilde with King Felipe and Queen Letizia.

Queen Mathilde with King Felipe and Queen Letizia.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with Queen Letizia.

Letizia in a diamond tiara that has Greek key elements.

The always stylish Letizia with King Felipe.



Letizia wearing the Mellerio floral tiara.

Letizia wearing the Mellerio floral tiara.

The former Queen Sofia of Spain with a baby panda.

The former Queen Sofia of Spain with a baby panda.

09 July 2014

Queen Letizia of Spain

I never post much about Letizia, but she is such a Queen now, and she deserves more attention! She was born September 15, 1972, and married King Felipe VI in 2004. She and Felipe have two daughters, the Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and the Infanta Sofia.



Princess Letizia wearing an antique Mellerio diamond floral tiara.

Letizia wearing a diamond tiara originally belonging to Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. Her father, Kaiser Wilhelm II, gave it to her when she married Prince Ernst August of Hanover in 1913. Victoria Louise sent the tiara home to its Greek roots by gifting it to her daughter Princess Frederika, who married the future King Paul of Greece. Just as she received the tiara from her mother, Frederika gave it to her own daughter. And her own daughter also became queen of another country: Queen Sofia of Spain. Sofia choose it for her wedding tiara.