Tag: jewelry

10 Years Hermitage – Preview of the Jewels exhibition Objects from a Gold Filigree Parure © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Exhibitions, Travel

10 Years Hermitage – Preview of the Jewels exhibition

There is not an exhibition I am looking forward to more than the jubilee exhibition #2 of the Hermitage Amsterdam on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. From 14 September 2019 to 15 March 2020 “Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court” will be on display. At the moment – until 25 August 2019 – one […]

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New royal and noble books – October 2018
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New royal and noble books – October 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA (NOBILITY) Authors: Gerhard Jelinek and Birgit Mosser. Title: Die Trapp-Familie. Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Welterfolg (The Trapp Family. The true story behind the global success). Published: 15 October 2018 by Molden […]

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DIVA – The star crown
Exhibitions, Travel

DIVA – The star crown

I spent the weekend in Antwerpen (Antwerp), Belgium, and even managed to pay a visit to some places despite of my health and the heat.  High on my list was a visit to the new Diamond Museum DIVA. More about the museum itself later, but I spotted this beautiful, not too big tiara in a […]

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The Stunning (Royal) Jewels of Steltman A modern tiara
Exhibitions, Travel

The Stunning (Royal) Jewels of Steltman

If you love jewelry and are in the Netherlands between 4 November 2017 and 18 February 2018, you really have to visit the exhibition “Haagse Chic. Steltman. 100 jaar sieraden & zilver” (Hague Chic. Steltman. 100 Years of Jewelry and Silverware) at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. The exhibition is probably not huge, but it […]

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Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond Coronet © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond Coronet

In 2015 an attempt was made by a London dealer to sell Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond Coronet to a buyer, who wanted to export the coronet. In August 2016 the British Government put a temporary block on the sale. The Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA) […]

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Diamonds are Forever
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Diamonds are Forever

Some weeks a friend and I visited the Diamond Museum in Amsterdam. From royalty-watchers I had heard that it was great. The museum is located in a 17th century villa between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum and was rather easy to find. The only European Diamond Museum (at the moment as Antwerpen will […]

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Crowned!
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Crowned!

I am not always fond of all these digital additions to museums nowadays. But the Diamond Museum in Amsterdam had a computer on which you could take a picture of yourself and crown yourself with one of a few digital crowns or tiaras. Here the result! The tiara or crown used to belong to the […]

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