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Royal Families => Royal Jewellery => Topic started by: YooperModerator on July 03, 2011, 09:30:46 pm



Title: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 03, 2011, 09:30:46 pm
This one is to show jewels from non-reigning or abolished families, like the Russian, French, Greek, German etc

Ok so I'll start with these one
A piece of what is now called the Iranian crown jewels
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98976
For more info: http://www.iranchamber.com/museum/royal_jewels/national_iranian_jewels01.php

Coronation crown of Louis XV of France
http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/CGFR3.JPG

Archduchess Isabella of Austria's peridot parure with necklace, earrings and pin
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113238
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113558
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113239
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113241


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mousiekins on July 03, 2011, 10:34:32 pm
 :thankyou: I like the last set of pics.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 12:55:05 am
Empress Josephine tiara, created by Fabergé circa 1790 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=106885


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 01:48:33 am
Princess grace engagement ring single 10.74 carat! diamond http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=51779
Grand Duchess Maria Therese of Luxembourg with diamond tiara, diamond broche, diamond and emerald chocker and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109589


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Gwendolyn on July 04, 2011, 02:32:27 am
Princess grace engagement ring single 10.74 carat! diamond http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=51779
Grand Duchess Maria Therese of Luxembourg with diamond tiara, diamond broche, diamond and emerald chocker and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109589

10.74 carat!  :o

As to Grand Duchess Maria Therese...  She looks lovely, don't get me wrong, but if she looked in the mirror and took something off, what was it?


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mousiekins on July 04, 2011, 02:37:37 am
Why would you have a 10.74 karat ring!

You would not be able to lift your hand and your hand would be killing you all the time :-


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Gwendolyn on July 04, 2011, 03:10:34 am
With the right color and clarity, I'd make that sacrifice.  Oh yeah.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 03:21:15 am
mousiethe diamond it 10 point 74 carat not 1074 carat, five carat weights about one gram, so the stone weights a little over two grams that's not to heavy if you ask me! :dontknow:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mousiekins on July 04, 2011, 03:39:30 am
 :P I know kinda joking but it is still big and I never like weight on my hands


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 10:42:25 pm
oh  :KEZZA: ok than!
well let's do a bit of Romanov bling
Romanov nuptial mantle clasp http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111338
Romanov nuptial diadem http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111560
Romanov nuptial crown, worn inside of the diadem http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111206
Romanov nuptial earrings, the clasps are meant the be worn around the ear they didn't pierce ears back then apparently http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111205
a lovely tiara that was sold by the Bolsheviks http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111355


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 06, 2011, 01:33:55 am
let's go to the land of the rising sun!
princess masako on here wedding day http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115650
official wedding portrait of the couple with the inlaws http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174161 detail http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174165
the emperor an his wife with HM http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174166


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mousiekins on July 06, 2011, 01:40:05 am
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174165

the young lady on the left looks the perfect princess  :lips:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 06, 2011, 01:58:31 am
monaco
Caroline wearing a diamond and pearl tiara and a fringe necklace that can be converted into a tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115304
A tiara made for grace by van cleef & arples http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115302
Rainiers mother princes charlot wearing the fringe tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115300
Caroline in the Brunswick tiara, part of the husbands Hannover family jewels http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115305

Morocco
Mohammed VI with his wife Lalla Salma (Lalla means as much as princess) who's wearing a tiara with a greek meander motive http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174213
Lalla Salma with golden earings and huge belt with rubies and jade http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115669
Lalla Salma with gloden belt set with diamonds and other stones http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115670
Lalla Salma with ruby and diamond earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=115560

Brunei
wedding picture of crown prince Billah and princess Sarah, he's wearing a gold crown with emeralds she's wearing a diamond tiara and necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174216
picture of the bride, the bouquet she's holding is gold with diamonds, diamond earrings and necklace and a dress embroidered with gold and precious stones to top it of her shoes! apparently had diamonds as well. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174217
wedding picture of princess Majeeda (Billah's sister): diamond tiara earrings and necklace and another gold and diamond bouquet http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=174218


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 07, 2011, 12:12:20 am
Pink spinal and diamond parure originally made for the Russian princess Catherine in the early 1800 the whole set was later bought by the duke of Westminster for is wife in 1978
tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=179892 haircomb http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=179722 necklace & earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=179893


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 10, 2011, 03:43:30 am
the pearls in this piece belonged to Marie Antoinette: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180809
marie antoinette's diamond necklace One piece of particular interest in the collection is the infamous diamond necklace that many falsely attributed to the Queen’s excessive lifestyle.  Although she refused this necklace as a gift on more than one occasion, "The Affair of the Diamond Necklace" became one of the biggest scandals marring her tenure as Queen http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180812
turquoise tiara from the fresh crown jewels an the napoleon diamond necklacehttp://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180939
emerald and diamods belonged to Catherine the great http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180813
iranian ruby and diamond tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180871
And some more ruby jewels, but now from Queen Anne-Marie of Greece''s trove http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181222 Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece wearing the ruby parure http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181224


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 11, 2011, 03:05:51 am
Iranian (Persian) crown, gold rubies and turquoise http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180997
Jewel-Studded Globe
The most magnificent globe in existence, it has a total height of 110 cm. and a diameter of 45 cm. and is covered with over 51 thousand gemstones. The seas and oceans are shown with emeralds. Land masses are mostly displayed in rubies and spinels. Iran, Britain, France, and parts of South Asia are shown in diamonds. The base is constructed of wood, covered with a layer of gold. Approximately 35 kilograms of pure gold is used in the globe. According to legend, Nasseridin Shah (1848-1896) ordered the construction of the globe to help keep track of the loose gemstones in the treasury. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181001
The Pahlavi Crown
This crown was used by Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, in his coronation on 25 April 1926. His son, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, also used the crown in his coronation on 26 Oct. 1967. The crown was designed and built by a group of Iranian jewellers, under the supervision of Haj Serajeddin, the famous jeweller who had been in the employ of the Amir of Bokhara and had later emigrated from the Soviet Union to Iran. The stones were selected from loose stones in the treasury. The crown made of red velvet, gold, and silver. The design of the crown incorporates a motif of the Sassanid dynasty, which ruled over the Persian Empire from the 3rd through the 7th centuries AD.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181334
Kiani Crown
The Kiani Crown was used during the Qajar dynasty. Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, had his own crown designed but the Kiani crown was present during his coronation.
The crown itself is made of red velvet which has thousands of gems set onto it. Fathali Shah is often shown in paintings wearing a similar crown - it is not known whether there were a number of crowns in use at the time which looked similar, or whether the artists simply portrayed the same crown in different ways. The Kiani crown has about 1800 pearls sown onto it. There are approximately 300 emeralds set on the crown. There are also about 1800 rubies and spinels on the crown. The largest diamond is 23 cts.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181002
The Royal Sword
Also known as the Shahi Sword, it was a present to Nasseridin Shah from Amin-o'Sultan, his prime minister. Before his assassination, Amin-o'Sultan served in the court of a number of Kings in that capacity. However, he wasn't as well appreciated by the common folk. Through his various posts, which included the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of the Treasury and Customs, he managed to accumulate sufficient wealth to afford such presents. Though the picture is only of the sword''s handle and hilt, the scabbard is entirely encrusted with approximately 3000 jewels of similar quality. According to an inscription which appears on the sword, it was made in 1306 (lunar calendar) by Mirza Ali Nagi. However, the sword was not presented to the King until six years later, around 1894 or 1895 AD. This sword was worn by Mohammad Reza Shah during his coronation in 1967.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181003



Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mousiekins on July 11, 2011, 04:43:58 am
These are erm..... unique crowns  :KEZZA:

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180997 can I say this looks like chocolate mousse without offending anyone  :legs

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181334

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181002


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 13, 2011, 12:39:56 am
hihi!  :D
different countries and different times i guess.
on with the next piece

The Emerald Belt
This belt is woven of gold and can be seen in photographs of Nasseridin Shah Qajar from the second half of the 19th century. The belt band is 119 cm. and was therefore probably made for Nasseridin Shah, or his father, Mohammad Shah. It could not have been built for Fathali Shah, who was known to have a narrow waist. The oval-shaped emerald on the beltbuckle is surrounded by diamonds.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181116

The Sea of Light Diamond "Darya-e Noor"
One of the largest diamonds in the world, this pink diamond and the Koh-e Noor (Mountain of Light) diamond were both brought back from India by Nader Shah in 1739. After the death of Nader Shah, Ahmad Shah Durrani took the Koh-e Noor to Afghanistan, where it passed onto Shah Shuja. He, in turn, was defeated by Ranjit Singh, the Lion of the Punjab. Eventually, it fell into the hands of the East India Company, which presented it to Queen Victoria. The Koh-e Noor is now incorporated in the Queen Mother''s crown. The Koh-e Noor is said to bear a curse since all the male owners of the Kohi Noor suffered terrible fates.
This Darya-e Noor (Sea of Light) diamond, however, has a different story.
After Nader Shah''s death, the Darya-e Noor was inherited by Shahrokh Mirza, his grandson. It then came into the possession of Alam Khan Khozeimeh, and later, Lotfoli Khan Zand, a member of Iran''s Zand Dynasty. Agha Mohammad Khan, cruel founder of Qajar dynasty, defeated the Zands, and so it came into the possession of the Qajars.
Fathali Shah Qajar had his name inscribed on one facet. Later, Nasseridin Shah Qajar believed that that this diamond was one of the gems decorating the crown of Cyrus the Great, so he often wore it on an armband. When armbands fell from royal fashion, he wore it as brooch. On occasion, the gem would be left in the care of high personages of the land, as a sign of honor, though it was eventually kept hidden in the Golestan Palace treasury museum until Mozzafaridin Shah''s time, when he wore it as a hat decoration while visiting Europe in 1902.
Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, wore it as a decoration on his military hat during his coronation in 1926, and it was used in Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi''s coronation ceremony in 1967.
There is no doubt that the diamond was taken from the Golkandeh mines of southern India. In 1965, a Canadian team which was conducting research on the Imperial jewels concluded that this Darya-e Noor may have been part of a large pink diamond which was incorporated in the throne of the Moghul emporor Shah Jehan and described in the journal of the French jeweller Tavernier in 1642, who called it the "Diamanta Grande Table" in his journal. This diamond may have been cut into two pieces; the larger part is the Sea of Light, and the smaller part of is believed to be the Noor-ol Ein diamond which is presently incorporated in a tiara in Iranian imperial jewel collection.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181247

The Empress''s Crown
Once Muhammad Reza Shah placed the Pahlavi crown on his own head during his coronation ceremony in 1967, he placed this crown on the head of his wife, the Empress Farah. Until that date, the wives of Persian monarchs were not crowned, and so it became necessary to design a new crown for the occasion. That honor was bestowed on the French jewellers, Van Cleef & Arpel.
In accordance with tradition, the gems used in this crown were selected from loose gems in the treasury. The crown is made of green velvet, and white gold. It has more than 38 emeralds, 105 pearls, 34 rubies, 2 spinels, and 1,469 diamonds.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181117

The Noor-ol-Ain Tiara
The centerpiece of this tiara is the Noor-ol-Ain diamond, which is one of the largest pink diamonds in the world. The diamond may have been brought from India, along with the Sea of Light diamond. The diamond is set in platinum, and is surrounded by pink, clear and yellow diamonds. The Noor-ol-Ain is a brilliant cut, almost tear shaped diamond of approximately 60 cts.; the other diamonds range from 14 to 19 cts. each.
The tiara was designed by Harry Winston for the occasion of the Empress Farah''s wedding to the the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, in 1958.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181119

While this may look like a woman''s tiara, it is actually a decoration which Fathali Shah often wore on a tall black woolskin hat. The gem stones on this item consist of spinels, rubies, and diamonds, mounted on gold with a silver frame. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181246
Not much is known about this tiara. Its basic design is of a sunburst, with a 25 ct. pink spinel in the center. Each ray ends in a diamond blossom with a single pearl or emerald. The emeralds have holes in them which are covered with small diamonds. The holes suggest that the emeralds were previously used in other pieces. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181115
Another tiara from Iran http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181120
A 'few' pearl strings from the Iranian vaults http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181456  :- :o
This diamon & platinum necklace is olso a part of the Iranian Crown jewels. The biggest briolet diamond is over 45 carats http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181255


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 25, 2011, 07:57:09 am
In 1719, Emperor Peter I "the Great" (reigned 1682-1725), founded the earliest version of what we now know as the State Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation. Peter I had visited other European nations, and introduced many innovations to Russia, one of which was the creation of a permanent fund to house a collection of jewels which belonged not to the Romanov family, but to the Russian State.
Peter declared that the state holdings were inviolate, and could not be altered, sold, or given away - and he also decreed that each subsequent Emperor or Empress should leave a certain number of pieces acquired during their reign to the State, for the permanent glory of the Russian Empire. Peter left all of the pieces used in the coronation ceremony to the Diamond Fund, as well as many important pieces of 15th, 16th and 17th century jewellery. The pieces were housed in a special secure room in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, first called the Renteria, and subsequently called the Diamond Chamber.
The Great Imperial Crown made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine the Great by the court jeweller J.Pauzie represents the height of creative imagination, lavish beauty and skilled workmanship. It is adorned with five thousand diamonds arranged in a splendid pattern of laurel wreaths and oak branches.
The glitter of the diamonds is enhanced by two rows of gleaming pearls and the crown is topped by a huge red spinel, the second largest in the world, which weighs almost 400 carats.
The Sceptre has the world''s famous "Orlov Diamond", the largest faceted diamond weighing 189 carats.
Peter''s daughter Elizabeth I (reigned 1741-1761) had a voracious taste for jewellery, and a number of the most beautiful pieces of the Rococo period date from her reign, such as the remarkable Earrings in the form of garlands of flowers with bees.
The remaining pieces, which are the historically and artistically most important from the collections include the coronation regalia, and a spectacular collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century jewellery. The pieces went on display for the first time in 1967 as a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the revolution, when they were displayed in a special vault beneath the Kremlin to high-ranking officials and foreign dignitaries. The treasures of the Diamond Fund are part of the national state heritage.
Since the fall of communism, the pieces are on display to the public, who can buy tickets to visit the diamond fund when they go to the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow.
Some of the Russian crown jewels: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144198
Russian field tiara diamonds and gold: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144000
Other Russian tiara/crown: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144003
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144010
diamond broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144012
The history of Russian jewellery goes back over one thousand years. Many of the earliest pieces of Russian jewellery are very similar in style to pieces which were worn at the court of the Byzantine Empire. As ancient Rus and Kiev grew into what we now know as Russia, the style changed very little. It was not until Emperor Peter I "the Great" that real innovations and exchanges with the west changed Russian jewelry style for ever.The steady influence of foreign jewellers, combined with the Russian jewellers own creativity ended up establishing a Russian jewellery industry of great size and importance.
Snuffbox, Gold, cut diamonds, diamond roses, glass and silver, 1775 .During the second half of the 18th century the Russian imperial collection of items of jewellery was being continually added to. Such pieces included snuffboxes, which might also be used as awards or diplomatic gifts. Catherine II herself was a passionate collector of snuffboxes made of rare stones and was generous in her presentation of such objects to those around her.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144015
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144016


And when you say Russia you have to mention Fabergé
Fabergé Collection
The 19th century brought changes in the organization of jewelry making. Many famous jewellers worked in Russia, and some, such as Fabergé have become household names.
Peter Carl Fabergé, the son of French-German ancestors, ruled the world of jewels in the four decades prior to the outbreak of the World War I. The House of Fabergé became world-famous. It produced interalia, figurines made of semi-precious stones, snuffboxes, powder-boxes and items of jewellery.
In 1914, with the threat of a possible German invasion due to World War I, the entire collection was carefully packed, and sent from St. Petersburg to Moscow, where it was placed in vaults beneath the Kremlin for safety. But Russia''s political troubles, including the Revolution in 1917 and the ensuing Russian Civil War made the history of the State Jewels even more complicated
The jewels were forgotten for a time, and it was not until 1926 that they were found in the Kremlin, and the pieces opened, catalogued, and photographed in their entirety. An enormous selection of the pieces were sold to an American consortium, and the pieces, which comprised close to 70% of the original collections, were sold at Christie''s Auction house in London in 1927. The pieces which were sold were dispersed all over the globe, and many of their locations are now unknown.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144004
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144005
A diamond-set enameled two-color gold Imperial presentation snuff-box applied with a deep gold hue enamel over guilloche sunburst patterns accented by Imperial eagles and defined by a gold chased trellis set with diamonds. At the center of the box, is the diamond-set crowned monogram of Tsar Nicholas II against an oval panel enamelled white with a diamond-set border. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144009
A gold-and silver-mounted diamond-set tiara, signed with initials KF for Carl Fabergé. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144011
The Lilies of the Valley egg is a masterpeace in Art Nouveau style. The miniature of Tzar Nicholas II and his two daughters Olga and Tatyana painted within the body of the egg. The pictures pop up when a pearl knob is turned. When Kerensky''s provisional government took power in February 1917, the egg was not listed in the inventory of the Imperial Treasury. Even today it is not clear how it came to the West. The Forbes Magazine Collection acquired it together with the Coronation egg in 1979 for 2.16 million US dollars. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144110
Only six of the Imperial Easter eggs contained mechanism.
One of the most famous is the Rooster egg, which the ruler, Nicholas II, presented to his mother on April 9 1900. At the push of the button, the lid opens, and a rooster appears, crowing and flapping his wings. The small rooster is decorated with real feather. In 1985 the egg was acquired by the Forbes Magazine Collection for 1.76 million US dollars. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144013
The Coronation Egg is enamelled a deep gold hue over guilloche sunburst patterns and blanketed by a gold trellis marked by diamond-set Imperial eagles at the intersections.
At the top of the egg is the crowned monogram of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna emblazoned in rose-cut diamonds and rubies. The date 1897, appears beneath a smaller portrait diamond at the bottom of the egg. When the egg is opened, the surprise fitted inside a velvet-lined compartment is a removable replica of a coach of gold, enamel, diamond and rock crystal. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144014
Some of the Russian jewels found after the murder of the Romanov family http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144025


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mousiekins on July 26, 2011, 09:01:11 pm
Beautiful

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144009
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144011
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144198
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144003
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144010
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144012


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on July 26, 2011, 11:39:14 pm
yeah I know
pity the Fabergé house doesn't exist any more.
I wonder if anyone is still capable of making such pieces nowaday's?


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mousiekins on July 26, 2011, 11:55:58 pm
I doubt it.



Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: spanishlover on July 30, 2011, 08:26:36 pm
http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/02/flashback-friday-grand-duchess-maria_18.html#disqus_thread

tiaras from the luxembourg royal family :D


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on September 29, 2011, 11:26:10 pm
Girls, thank you so much for sharing.
You made me dream :)


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Yooper on September 30, 2011, 08:52:48 am
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-kelly/americas-first-ladies-and_b_561935.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-kelly/americas-first-ladies-and_b_561935.html)

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Martha Washington had two granddaughters and had given them each a watch with a watch face that had their name on it. She intended to give her niece, a Halyburton, her own watch, but one of the granddaughters (Martha Custis, but called Patty) begged to inherit her grandmother's watch, and so Martha asked younger Martha to give her own watch to the niece. This is why the "Martha Custis" watch was passed on to a Halyburton and to future generations through that family line. The Halyburton family held on to the watch until 1869, at which point they must have needed the cash so they sold it.

We have our history, too.  Kinda different, tho.  I'm fortunate to have my great-grandmother's gold pocket watch made in France.  Everything else was sold for wheat-seed and ended up being a huge success and saved the family.  We Americans are a practical bunch.   :cookie:


Title: Princess Marie Chantal wears forgotten Tiara
Post by: serene grace on April 09, 2012, 07:16:25 pm
http://www.hola.com/realeza/2012012756710/princesa-marie-chantal-tiara/

La princesa Marie Chantal y la tiara halladaLa esposa de Pablo de Grecia rescata una olvidada diadema de diamantes de la reina Federica, madre de la reina Sofía, en el baile de tiaras del palacio de Christiansborg con motivo del 40º aniversario en el trono de Margarita de Dinamarca

google translate:
The Princess Marie Chantal and tiara halladaLa wife of Prince of Greece rescues a forgotten diamond tiara of Queen Frederika, mother of Queen Sofia in the dance tiaras Christiansborg Palace to mark the 40th anniversary on the throne of Margaret of Denmark

wow it's amazing!
http://www.hola.com/realeza/galeria/2012012756710/princesa-marie-chantal-tiara/1/


Title: Re: Princess Marie Chantal wears forgotten Tiara
Post by: Alexandrine on April 09, 2012, 08:02:16 pm
SG we've talked about this when it happened so I'm going to merge it with the greek jewels thread.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 09, 2012, 10:49:54 pm
whAt wonderful tiara and dress  :sigh:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: serene grace on April 10, 2012, 12:26:34 am
Oops, ..... my mistake

anyway the Tiara is gorgeous!  :flower:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 10, 2012, 01:22:23 pm
Indeed :BFF:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: berlin on April 10, 2012, 07:55:43 pm
Doesn't this look like the Spencer tiara?  http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/jewelry/a-late-victorian-diamond-tiaranecklace-5017878-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5017878&sid=18a316ea-edd4-45de-b7d4-1f02d4cc06fa


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Alexandrine on April 10, 2012, 08:08:42 pm
which one? the one Diana used in her wedding? Not at all.

SG that tiara is one of my faves! It's so so amazing.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on April 10, 2012, 09:44:14 pm
Thanks for the christies link berlin  :thankyou:
I'm going gaga over the rest of the jewels from that auction! :flirt:
and they have four or five of these gorgeous jewellery sales a year :wo: :sigh:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 10, 2012, 09:47:08 pm
oh, if i was millionaire ...


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Alexandrine on April 10, 2012, 09:53:38 pm
check this catalogue http://www.christies.com/eCatalogues/index.aspx?saleid=23942 and then you will go gaga for good


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on April 10, 2012, 11:30:59 pm
Something tells me that the royals might be bidders in this sale  8)
If only for the Fabergé pieces (Charles is a collector AFAIK)
And I think HM might like some of the 19th century pieces  (that peridot and diamond set was sooo beautiful)
and best of all: the money goes to many good causes  :thumbsup:
Thanks for showing me those lovely things alex :hug:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 10, 2012, 11:38:29 pm
i love that ring full of pearls and esmeralds  :sigh:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: berlin on April 11, 2012, 03:56:06 am
I'd love to buy a jewel/s from one or more of the major auction houses.  I want to bling like QEII!


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Catrina on April 11, 2012, 05:33:23 am
That's it! When the time comes, I'm going to ask not for an engagement ring (or an engagement car, or house) but for an engagement visit to a Christie's auction.

I swear I'm generally low maintenance, but I take my jewels very seriously.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: berlin on April 11, 2012, 06:07:17 am
Here are links to other major auction houses, besides Christies:

sothebys.com
bonhams.com
www.doylenewyork.com/

When I go back to NY or London I want to visit some of these


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 11, 2012, 08:48:52 pm
why  am i not rich?  :angry:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Alexandrine on April 12, 2012, 12:05:36 am
that's what I always ask myself!

I would love to go to christies or other auction house too. It must be amazing!!

I'm still a bit sad that I couldn't visit the jewels exhibition of Liz Taylor.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 12, 2012, 12:56:06 am
alex, we'll win euromillions  :laugh:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on April 12, 2012, 01:22:30 am
Now Friday the euro lottery have a jackpot of 53m €!  :o (FYI that's 69m$ or 43m£ ppl)
What would I do with that amount of money?? :think:  :sigh:
Set up a meet & greet weekend in London for all the RG members, my treat  :BFF: (first class ticket's to London and five star luxury hotel included of course 8))
Then fly to SD and hire Yooper to figure out a way to set up a non-profit foundation a la Sentenbale but more global not just for African projects.
and then hmm... :dontknow:

So if by Monday you gal's get a PM from me saying 'get your butt on a plane to London ASAP' you'll know why  :tehe:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: berlin on April 12, 2012, 02:50:29 am
You think you could buy me a tiara, or perhaps a whole parure?   ;)


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on April 12, 2012, 03:12:50 am
hmm we'll see... 8)


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Alexandrine on April 12, 2012, 06:02:15 pm
hey I want one too!


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 12, 2012, 09:20:53 pm
i want that ring with pearls and an esmerald!


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on April 13, 2012, 12:11:16 am
hihi guess I found a good way to spend that "if-I-ever-win-the-lottery" money after all huh ;) lol
How about this: first get to London for our RG meeting and then we'll have a look in old Bondstreet at Sotheby's, Tiffanny's, Chanel and Bvlgari
waddaya say ladies, sounds like a plan? 8)


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 25, 2012, 05:59:16 pm
Sounds like a wonderful plan :)


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Catrina on November 26, 2012, 01:20:54 am
Awww, I love the idea of a RG reunion!!!

I have to confess, this whole jewelry thing... my grandma's dad used to own a jewelry store for a while, so my grandma, to this day, is a huge fan of big, fancy jewels. She wears opulent rings and necklaces and we even call certain things "grandma style" because it's her signature style by now.

And well, when I was little I used to collect pretty stones. Then I moved to quartz. Then I became an amateur gemologist. Then I moved to other stones.

So now, every once in a while I find great deals for loose stones, precious and semi-precious, online. I always look for designs I can use them for. I've learned that it's a lot cheaper to have your own stuff made by a jeweler than to have something that already exists.
Once you know your way around those shops, you can find great pieces of jewelry for virtually nothing.

Thank goodness for the Internet and my growing jewelry collection.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: memyselfandroyals on November 27, 2012, 12:38:07 am
Agreed Catrina


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: tequiero on May 08, 2013, 07:13:35 pm
Empress Farah Pahlavi at Coronation:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fawbs/3181288382/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fawbs/3184655613/in/pool-914331@N24/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7132788@N07/2261654358/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7132788@N07/2261639596/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29633143@N05/2984344847/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29633143@N05/2984280449/

http://www.weddingwindow.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/coronation-crown-of-Empress-Farah-Pahlavi-of-Iran.JPG


A small part of the Crown Jewels of Iran:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7132788@N07/2266175674/in/photostream/



Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Snokitty on August 02, 2013, 02:12:11 am
http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2013/08/tiara-thursday-saxe-coburg-and-gotha.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tPUGeNNZW10/UfWKj-7RVfI/AAAAAAAAX8A/qC_Tfcf4K9E/s1600/_scgturq1.jpg

I think this is lovely.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: mysha on August 17, 2013, 07:30:07 pm
Who has this tiara ?


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Snokitty on August 18, 2013, 02:07:27 am
Quote
The parure belonged to a previous Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha: Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (1885-1970), who married Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1905. Today, we see the tiara on another Saxe-Coburg and Gotha lady: Kelly, the American-born wife of Hubertus, the current Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (he is Victoria Adelaide's great-grandson). And we do get to see it, unlike many other gems from some of the non-reigning families out there. Kelly has worn it to a few occasions in recent years, including the weddings of both Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine of Sweden (one of Victoria Adelaide's children was Princess Sibylla, the mother of King Carl Gustaf).


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 24, 2013, 02:52:18 am
oh to be super rich


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: cate1949 on December 03, 2013, 03:41:06 am
it us so sad that the Romanov jewels have largely disappeared - there are photos showing them being cut down so we must suspect the jewels were sold.  Such works of art destroyed.

There is a necklace that is alleged to be from a gift given by Charlemagne to his wife that is in the possession of the French (I think).  It supposedly contains a relic - a piece of the cross I think within a huge stone.  I have been searching for it - but no luck yet.  Shall post when I find it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Corona_ferrea,_Monza,_Tesoro_del_Duomo.jpg

The iron crown of Lombardy - supposedly made in part from a nail from Christ's crucifixion for Constantine I.  It may have been the crown the Pope put in Charlemagne's head on that momentous occasion.  Has quite a history.

http://www.habsburger.net/en/media/imperial-cross-c-102425-base-c-1325[url]] (http://[/url)

The iron crown of Lombardy - supposedly made in part from a nail from Christ's crucifixion for Constantine I.  It may have been the crown the Pope put in Charlemagne's head on that momentous occasion.  Has quite a history.

http://www.habsburger.net/en/media/imperial-cross-c-102425-base-c-1325http://

The Hapsburg Imperial Cross - very ancient was actually taken into battle and is one of the most important artifacts left from the Holy Roman Empire.  Contains a huge chunk of the alleged cross.

I saw this at a Vienna museum - stunningly beautiful - encrusted with jewels and pearls- pictures do it no credit.  Just amazing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Talisman_de_Charlemagne_Tau.jpghttp://

ah I found it - the talisman of Charlemagne supposedly given to his wife when they married it was found with his body when his burial site was dug up. 


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 03:48:35 am
Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 26, 2016, 11:30:01 pm
Crown of Grand Duke of Baden   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/317151998735652541


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 08, 2017, 12:21:55 am
Crown of the Emperor of Germany   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/487585097131012064


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 15, 2017, 11:15:26 pm
The Austrian Imperial Crown   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/538109855454800967


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 06, 2018, 09:42:16 pm
Isabelle, The Countess of Paris's Sapphire Tiara   
http://www.tiara-mania.com/2017/06/countess-of-paris-sapphire-tiara.html   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/368732288212218234


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 09, 2018, 09:41:38 pm
Queen Maria II of Portugal's bracelet with watch   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/413064597054414340


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 16, 2018, 09:57:47 pm
Princess Sophie of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg Wedding Tiara     
www.thecourtjeweller.com/2017/06/an-emerald-wedding-tiara-in-wertheim.html


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 03, 2018, 10:54:07 pm
Japanese Royal Tiaras   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG0_zr4GUaQ


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 17, 2018, 10:47:24 pm
Princess Olga of Yugoslavia's Diamond Floral Tiara   
http://www.tiara-mania.com/2015/10/diamond-floral-tiara_28.html?m=1


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 24, 2018, 11:09:26 pm
Countess of Paris Diamond Bandeau Tiara   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/76913106111025744


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on June 16, 2018, 03:37:16 pm
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/robertanaas/2018/06/15/marie-antoinettes-never-before-seen-jewels-and-other-royal-gems-up-for-auction-by-sothebys/amp/ (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/robertanaas/2018/06/15/marie-antoinettes-never-before-seen-jewels-and-other-royal-gems-up-for-auction-by-sothebys/amp/)

Marie Antoinette’s jewelry up for auction at Sotheby’s this fall.   :Pippa:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: HRHOlya on June 16, 2018, 03:48:55 pm
^ Wow :flirt:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 22, 2018, 03:01:21 am
Bulgarian Fleur de Lys Tiara   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/358810295304820651


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on October 24, 2018, 01:21:26 am
The crown of King Maximilian I of Bavaria   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/94434923419466676


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 09, 2018, 01:08:49 am
Queen Margherita of Italy wearing her Wedding Floral Mellerio Tiara. 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/398216792029934222


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Joanna on November 09, 2018, 04:29:28 pm
^Stunning piece!


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 14, 2018, 11:34:04 pm
Sotheby's

NEW AUCTION RECORD for a natural pearl: This exceptional natural pearl of extraordinary size, once owned by Queen #MarieAntoinette, just sold for CHF 36,427,000 ($36,427,000) in Geneva (est. CHF 1,000,000 - 1,990,000) #BourbonParmaJewels #SothebysJewel
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dr_taGjX0AAjyOI.jpg

Marie Antoinette had some nice bling


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on November 14, 2018, 11:48:31 pm
^Indeed.  If the collection was still intact it would be unmatchable.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Rosella on November 15, 2018, 12:06:21 am
Although the imperial Family in Russia, the Romanovs, had some really spectacular gems, earrings with gems so heavy they had to be suspended on gold wire hooks that cut the back of the ears, rubies and emeralds as big as pigeon eggs, and long ropes of natural pearls. I wouldn't have minded a tour around their vaults!


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: YooperModerator on November 15, 2018, 12:56:03 am
When you see, as I’m sure you have, the paintings of the Bourbons and their jewelry and encrusted clothes, it’s wuite staggering.  Such a loss.  Romanov’s as well but I prefer the intricate and delicate detail work of the French.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on November 22, 2018, 01:41:18 am
The Necklace of the Stars was made for Queen Maria Pia of Portugal in 1865.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/449656344020099833


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 04, 2018, 11:38:32 pm
Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria and her jewelry   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/458170962067052858


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Joanna on December 06, 2018, 09:30:46 am
Maria Pia had some nice stuff, unfortunately very important tiaras and jewels from the Portuguese Royal Family were stolen from an exhibition in the Hague and were never recovered :sob:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 06, 2018, 10:55:47 pm
^Joanna, In what year were the Portuguese royal jewels stolen?


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Joanna on December 07, 2018, 10:31:13 am
^FrederickLouis, they were stolen in 2003 and the loss was considered an incalculable loss to the Portugal. :sob:


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 11, 2018, 11:12:04 pm
Princess Elena of Greece wearing a diamond fringe tiara   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/256775616224458616


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 24, 2018, 03:36:38 pm
Although the imperial Family in Russia, the Romanovs, had some really spectacular gems, earrings with gems so heavy they had to be suspended on gold wire hooks that cut the back of the ears, rubies and emeralds as big as pigeon eggs, and long ropes of natural pearls. I wouldn't have minded a tour around their vaults!

The Romanovs were royal, knew it, loved, it, owned it, and made the best of it. I find that admirable compared to a lot of royal families who pretended to live simple low budget lives in opulent surroundings.


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 24, 2019, 11:09:36 pm
The Isenburg Floral Tiara   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwl0HnEf-kY


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 01, 2019, 10:36:21 pm
The Diamond Riviere of Luxembourg     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxlkYKhjQWU


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 15, 2019, 10:13:00 pm
Princess Hilda of Luxembourg   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEXi7EAoNLU


Title: Re: Jewellery from other RF
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 22, 2019, 09:45:11 pm
The Crown of Augustus III of Poland was made in 1733 for Augustus III's coronation in 1734.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/487444359660508233