Thursday, 13 September 2012

Thursday is Tiara Day

Thursday is Tiara Day over on the Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor, which thereby deserves a plug.

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor

The ROSS describes itself a 'purely frivolous and perfectly harmless snark and admiration for all things stylish and royal', and is just that.  It manages to talk about royals and fashion without being at all catty or nasty (a feat in itself if the rest of the Internet is any guide) and is a nice, friendly place.  Mind you, there aren't many places you can be accused of being Politically Correct for saying you wouldn't be too keen on the associations of a tiara gifted by the Belgian colony of the Congo...

Now, I don't list looking at pictures of beautiful women in expensive clothes among my interests, so what could be in it for me?

Well it turns out that the history of royal jewelry is very interesting.  ROSS gives regular, detailed and well-illustrated histories of these jewels.  As I say, Thursday is Tiara Day - tiaras are much more frequently seen on the Continent than in the UK - and there are some corkers.  Sundays used to be Elizabeth II's Jewelry Day, but such was the interest, this recently spawned a blog of its own.

For those interested, the regular features are:

Today they've gone all Malaysian.

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