Queen's Jewels

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Beautiful jewels of the kings and Queens.

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 96-carat amethyst surrounded by diamonds. The mounting has a platinum top and yellow gold undercarriage. The amethyst is probably from Brazil. Platinum and diamonds were often used, and amethyst, a favorite stone of King Edward VII’s wife, Alexandra. The brooch was donated to the Smithsonian by Mrs. George M. Morris in 1973.

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 96-carat amethyst surrounded by diamonds. The mounting has a platinum top and yellow gold undercarriage. The amethyst is probably from Brazil. Platinum and diamonds were often used, and amethyst, a favorite stone of King Edward VII’s wife, Alexandra. The brooch was donated to the Smithsonian by Mrs. George M. Morris in 1973.

Verdura Emerald Heart- set with 47 emeralds, 208 diamonds and signed by Verdura

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Verdura Emerald Heart- set with 47 emeralds, 208 diamonds and signed by Verdura

The Crown of the Queens of Bavaria

German Crowns

The crown of the Queens of Bavaria A little bit of history In 1806, as part of his wholescale re-ordering of the map of Europe, Napoleon I of France upgraded the independant German Duchy to a full…

Marie Antoinette Earrings    Few objects in the Smithsonian collections conjure up more dramatic images than do these diamond earrings. They were given to Marie Antoinette by Louis XVI and are said to have been taken from her when she was arrested fleeing the French Revolution. Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection: Marie Antoinette Earrings

Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection - Marie Antoinette Earrings

Cartier and The Duchess | PriceScope

By Erika W. This November, Sotheby’s will auction eleven legendary Cartier jewels from the couple’s vast collection. “The offering comprises not only incomparable examples of the genius of Cartier in collaboration with the Windsors, but also pieces whose inscriptions tell the story of perhaps the greatest love story of the 20th century, the romance that […]

Russian Imperial Crown

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The Hope Diamond currently in its new setting.

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The Hope Diamond currently in its new setting.

Sapphire and diamond brooch, set with table cut sapphire and in gold , silver, 14 brilliant cut diamonds, can be worn necklace and bracelet, Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788-1819) was a younger sister of Tsar Alexander I (r. 1801-1825). He gave the jewel to her on December 1815. She became the Queen of Württemberg upon her marriage to her first cousin Crown Prince William who eventually became King William I of Württemberg (r. 1816-1864) in 1816. 2.8 cm

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Zu ihrer Verlobung mit dem Kronprinzen Wilhelm von Württemberg (reg. 1816-1864) beschenkte Zar Alexander I. (reg. 1801-1825) von Russland seine Schwe

G5019 (Napoleon Diamond Necklace) was donated by Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1962.

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G5019 (Napoleon Diamond Necklace) was donated by Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1962.

Stalking the Belle Époque: emeralds

Stalking the Belle Époque

Join me on my search for all things fine, gracious, grand and glorious. We are awash in rudeness, garishness and sloth. Together, let's look for the beautiful things that still remain. Yes, we'll focus quite a lot on The Victorian and the Edwardian. However, our goal is to find the beauty that seems to be missing in all aspects of our lives. Maybe, together, we can start a new Belle Époque.

Formerly the property of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe - A rare and highly important Victorian ruby and diamond necklace, late 19th century. Designed as a rivière of twenty-four cushion-shaped rubies alternating with twenty-four similarly shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, accompanied by the original worksheet stating that four rubies and four diamonds were added to lengthen the original necklace on 24th October 1884.

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Formerly the property of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe - A rare and highly important Victorian ruby and diamond necklace, late 19th century. Designed as a rivière of twenty-four cushion-shaped rubies alternating with twenty-four similarly shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, accompanied by the original worksheet stating that four rubies and four diamonds were added to lengthen the original necklace on 24th October 1884.