The Harcourt – Diamond Tiara of styled flower ornaments and large Diamond Riviere with Diamond Pendant the story behind the heirloom necklace…..
Not only Boucheron was a favorite jeweler of Lady Harcourt, some jewels of the collection are made by Cartier, like the bandeau bracelet of Diamonds.
The grandfather’s legacy!
In 1856 the crown jeweler Bapst created a comb for Empress Eugenie using diamonds from the French crown jewels. The head ornament had nine long diamond pendants called pampilles or aiquillettes.
At the auction of the French crown jewels in 1887, Tiffany’s bought four pampilles and sold two of them to Junius Spencer Morgan, the wealthy patriarch of the renowned merchant banking family.
He put these 2 pampilles in the safe with this order:
The contents of this box „2 diamond pendants from the Crown Jewels of France“ as described in the papers which accompany them are the property of my daughter Mary Ethel Burns.
They were handed to me by her Grandfather on the 29th June 20/88 to be held in Trust for her.
Walter H. Burns.
It was an exquisite and amazing present to his granddaughter May Burns.
She remounted the pampilles and the twenty-eight diamonds into a fringe necklace. It is said that the old-mine cut diamonds are I to J in colourc, SI to I1 clarity in lively brilliance.
The historic Dowager Viscountess Harcourt Diamond Necklace went to Tiffany & Co., on auction in October 2015, who first purchased the 28 diamonds on the necklace at the 1887 French Crown Jewels auction in Paris. US$1,548,718 / CHF 1,505,959 Source:Sotheby’s;
Empress Eugenie of France Imperial large Comb with Fringes of Diamonds and the Hortense Diamond of the French Crown Jewels the story behind the historic jewelry:
Romanov Royal & Imperial Sapphires |Saphir Historische Safire der Familie Romanoff Jewels
Jewels of the Romanovs – Sapphire brooches update after the new cutting of the 249,35ct Ceylon Sapphire – to 197ct.
The imperial sapphire was worne from the tsarina at the masked ball in 1883.
The story behind the jewels of Duchess Pauline of Nassau, now property of Princess Astrid of Norway.
Schmuck und Juwelen von Herzogin Pauline von Nassau, jetzt im Besitz der Prinzessin Astrid von Norwegen – die Geschichte des Schmucks und ihre verschiedenen königlichen Besitzerinnen
When Lady Alice Christabel Montagu–Douglas–Scot, weds the son of the King & Queen of England and Great Britain, she got very priceless presents. An array of this wedding gifts to the royal bride, is in the old part of the Royal Magazin and seen when you follow the links, below.
Gowns from the trousseau which Lady Alice Scott has chosen for her marriage are described. A soft pastel dinner gown in pale amethyst velvet and dull tuquoise blue was seen. The amethyst velvet is softly shirred at the neck and the long sleeves are bordered with wide bands of soft grey fox.
Some edition and more information about the Art Deco Sautoir:
diamond link sautoir with brilliant and baguette diamond pendant
from the Lord Mayor of London and the Court of Aldermen, the Bank of England and the City Banks of Lloyds and the Baltic)
and the matching Diamond Bracelet with triangle and baguette diamond motifs>>
The other magnificent royal gifts:
Royal & Imperial Sapphires | Jewels Jewelry | Saphir Schmuck Historische Safire
Jewel history in the older part of the Royal Magazin, with some updates:
Sapphire Parure of the Marie-Louise Empress of France, Archduchess of Austria | Imperial Habsburg
Habsburg Sapphires Parure with Diamonds, Fleur de Lys Brooches, Stomacher, Necklace | Austrian Bourbon Piacenza Tiara
Sapphire Parure for the Imperial and Royal Court | Chaumet:
Frankreich | France Saphires joyaux de Couronne
Bonaparte Sapphires Jewelery | Mellerio