The goal here at The Beau Monde is to educate and inform our readers on a variety of subjects including fine jewellery, history and the arts.
Below are some of my favourite resources, from websites to social media accounts.
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History of Famous Jewels and Collections
My No.1 favourite website for Royal Jewellery information. Brilliant resource for anyone interested in the history and provenance.
The Royal Watcher
Saad Salman is a royal commentator . Features many interesting articles on royalty and the Tiara section is one of my favourites for light reading.
The Court Jeweller
Fantastic website, Ella Kay has produced one of the most comprehensive sites on the web.
Order of Sartorial Splendour
This website is fantastic, especially the Jewel Central section.
A really detailed and in depth blog. There is an accompanying website but this isn’t updated as regularly as the Tumblr.
Queen’s Jewel Vault
From the author of the Order of Sartorial Splendour. Primarily focuses on Queen Elizabeth II. Very good for her vast collection of brooches.
Artemisia’s Royal Jewels
This website hasn’t been update since 2013, so I don’t know how much longer it will be in service. However, the information that is on there is still worth reading.
More of a message board than a website but it does feature some very interesting articles.
History of Famous Jewels
Beth Brisbane is regarded as the Doyenne of the Historical Jewellery community. Her research is both thorough and extensive, leading her to be consulted frequently by experts and enthusiasts alike.
Spanish Royal Jewels
David Rato is a leading expert on the jewels of the Spanish Royal Family. Going back centuries, David provides in depth knowledge on both well known and obscure pieces in the collection of the House of Borbón.
Greek Royal Jewels
Pablo is a researcher and master jeweller.
Posts regularly about fine jewellery and royal tiaras.
This account focuses primarily on the Romanov’s and there astounding collection of jewellery.
A Tiara a Day
Truly does keep the doctor away.
One of my favourite jewellery authors. His instagram is regularly updated with fascinating articles
The Royalty Nerd
There are some very detailed and accurate articles on Wikipedia relating to Jewellery. Some of my favourites include:
Elizabeth II Jewels
Joyas de Paysar
The French Crown Jewels