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Resources

Books

Jewels of the Romanovs: Family and Court by Stefano Papi (2010)
This book is not well organized but the photos are gorgeous.

Queen's Diamonds, The by Hugh Roberts (2012)
This book was published to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. Roberts is the former director of the Royal Collection so he had unprecedented access to the jewels and records. The photos are huge and plentiful. The information is extensive and correct. It is my new favorite book on royal jewels but I would love it even more if it covered other gemstones.

Queen's Jewels, The by Leslie Field (1987)

Queen's Jewels by Vincent Meyland (2002)

Royal Jewels, The by Suzy Menkes (1985)
The book just covers the British Royals but is very extensive. The biggest problem is that it is over 30 years old and desperately in need of an update. Quite a bit of the information has since been proven incorrect and the pictures are in black and white.

Tiara by Diana Scarisbrick (2000)

Tiaras: A History of Splendour by Geoffrey C. Munn (2001)
This is the tiara bible. If you only have one book on tiaras make it this one. Munn covers tiaras all the way from ancient Greece to the present day and has absolutely amazing photos.

Tiaras: Past and Present by Geoffrey C. Munn (2002)
This is a smaller and less expensive version of A History of Splendour but still great. It was made to go with the famous (to tiara fanatics at least) exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Websites

Artemisia's Royal Jewels: This blog seems to have been abandoned as the last post was in April 2013 but still deserved to be checked out.

The Court Jeweller: Ella Kay's newest project has a variety of articles covering many different aspects of royal jewels.

GIA's Gem Encyclopedia: The Gemological Institute of America is a research and education organization that has become the world's foremost authority on gemstones.

Luxarazzi: Sydney & Carolina's blog about Luxembourg and Liechtenstein has a very informative series covering the jewellery from both countries.

Royal Magazin: Ursula's website has a lot of great information and is translated into several languages but it is very difficult to navigate.

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: A fabulously witty blog about royal fashion and jewels.

The Royal Watcher:  This is a newer blog but the writer, Saad, has started out with a bang.  It covers all things royal but there is a special emphasis on jewels.

Trond Norén Isaksen: Trond is a historian specializing in the Scandinavian monarchies but he has also covered some of their jewellery. His information is the most accurate and trustworthy on the web as it often straight from the royals themselves.

**Links to other websites are at the end of each individual tiara post, including other royal jewellery blogs, museums, auction houses, and jewellery houses. These links are not necessarily references that I used while writing the post just other blog’s posts about the same tiara. In fact, I added most of them after I had already finished each particular post. When I find a website that I like, I go through to find all of the posts about tiaras that we have in common and I link to them on my posts. It is my way of ‘sharing the love’ with other bloggers in our wonderful royal jewellery online community and showing readers other great websites about tiaras.

I’m writing all of this out because I had an issue with another blogger, who I had linked to in a post, that accused me in the comments of copying their work which I absolutely did not do. Needless to say it really upset me to be accused of such a thing. If you are a blogger who’s website I have linked to and you would like me to remove the links, please contact me at tiaramania@gmail.com and I apologize if I have offended you in any way as it was not my intention.