Lauren Kiehna shares tales of wonder from the past, connecting today’s readers and listeners with the glittering history of yesterday.
Lauren Kiehna has been writing about history, jewelry, and royals from around the world since 2008. She has been interviewed as an expert by major press outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, People, Town & Country, Hello!, and Maclean’s Magazine, and she enjoys sharing lectures on royal history and jewelry with audiences all over the United States.
Lauren, who has a Ph.D. in British literature from the University of Kansas, lives with her husband and their daughter in St. Louis, Missouri. She’s also an avid sports fan—a passion that helped her become a Jeopardy! champion in 2018.
Lauren shares daily articles about fabulous royal jewelry, from pieces currently worn by today’s elegant princesses to jewels treasured by generations past.
Lauren is a founding board member of the Randolph Society Foundation, a local non-profit dedicating to highlighting inspiring stories from the history of Randolph County, Illinois.
Lauren highlights the stories of Nance Legins Costley and John Willis Menard for Kaskaskia and the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, 2022
Lauren chats with portrait artist Erica Eriksdotter about the challenges of creative work in a bonus clip from Erica’s art course, 2021
Lauren discusses Queen Elizabeth II’s New Zealand Silver Fern Brooch on Palace Confidential, May 2020
Lauren talks about blogging and royal jewels with Kay Quinn and Brandie Piper on KSDK’s “Royal Dish” podcast, September 2019
Lauren’s presentations on jewelry history have reached audiences across the nation.