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In the latest chapter of her storybook life, Princess Cécile of Hohenlohe-Langenburg has turned to designing stunning, multifaceted jewelry befitting her epic family history.

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Princess Cécile at the castle, 2014.

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A ring of melted bronze and her mother’s engagement ring.

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The family castle in Langenburg, Germany.

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Some of her creations.

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Portrait of Princess Margarita.

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Her lapis lazuli Buddha pin. Courtesy of Cecile of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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Princess Cécile, held by her mother, Princess Charlotte of Croÿ, at her christening, 1968, with her grandmother Princess Anne of Croÿ. Courtesy of Cecile of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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A rock crystal, aquamarine, lava stone, and garnet ring designed by Princess Cécile, price upon request, thegreyarea.com.

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Her father’s gunmetal objects.

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The castle and a view of the gardens.

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Princess Cécile, in her studio.

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Jewel palette.

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A pearl, agate, and emerald ring, price upon request, thegreyarea.com.

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Door to the castle’s tower ballroom.

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Siblings Philipp Gottfried Alexander, Princess Xenia Margarita Anne, and Princess Cécile (from left), 1974. Courtesy of Cecile of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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The family xylotheque.

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She collects works like this Tibetan Yantra diagram. Courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art.

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Princess Cécile, in a vintage Afghan caftan.

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Princess Cécile at play, 1974. Courtesy of Cecile of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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Her work bench.

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A drawing of the castle.