Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels

Friday, January 6, 2023
No charge, reservations required
Book signing to follow

In Once Upon a Diamond renowned jewelry designer Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia recounts the history of his royal lineage through the language of the extraordinary jewelry designed for and collected by his family which encompasses royalty from Italy, Greece, Belgium, Russia, and Yugoslavia. Among the royals whose stories are richly illustrated in this volume are Prince Dimitri’s paternal grandparents Prince Regent Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia; Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia; his great-grandparents Prince Nicolas and Princess Helen of Greece as well as his maternal grandparents King Umberto II and Queen Marie-José of Italy. Brimming with 150 illustrations and photographs — both archival and contemporary — Once Upon a Diamond is pure catnip for anyone whose interest encompasses the history of high jewelry as well as the fascinating lineage of European royalty. Prince Dimitri founded his jewelry company in 2007 after a longtime position as senior vice president of jewelry at Sotheby’s auction house and
later head of jewelry at Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg.

Presented in partnership with the American Foundation of Savoy Orders – Savoy History Series

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