Update of the side of the year 2007 – the Imperial Gown is for sale in an auction house in Germany – klick for more information
The diamond and turquoise necklace is of stylised swag design, set with turquoise cabochons, highlighted with marquise, pear-shaped, brilliant circular single-cut and baquette diamonds. It was probably one of the private jewels of the Shahbanu Farah Diba.
It was seen when Farah Diba visited Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia in 1968, at the state visit of Turkey and she wore it at the Near East Foundation dinner, in her honour, at the Waldorf Astoria New York in 1962 on the official visit of the Shah of Iran and his wife Farah Diba in America.
Above the Empress Farah, wife of the Shah of Iran, wears a large tiara with diamonds and pear-shaped turquoises and the matching pendant earrings. The parure, by Van Cleef and Arpels. had a larger turquoise and diamond necklace than the one in which the Empress is pictured above. Another tiara with smaller turquoises was sometimes worn by her.
The jewels of the Shah are deposited at the Bank of Iran, and they are owned by the state.
Thank you to Volker who provided me with this information.
Safir Schmuck Hochzeits Geschenk| Van Cleef & Arpels |Saphir Collier Halsband mit Diamanten der persischen Prinzessin Ashraf Pahlavi
The Earl of Southesk and his fiancée Camille Ascoli were married on, 5 September 2020. The Countess of Southesk wore the Fife Fringe Tiara, which had been on exhibition at Kensington Palace, since 2018. The diamond tiara was taken off display for the Carnegie wedding.
It was the wedding gift of Queen Alexandra and King Edward to their daughter the Princess Royal Louise, Duchess of Fife.
Charles „Charlie“ Duff Carnegie, Earl of Southesk, was born on 1 July 1989. He is the eldest of three sons of David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife, and his wife, the former Caroline Ann Bunting. Charlie Southesk is a great-great-grandson of King Edward VII.
Marriage Princess Maud of Fife| Lady Carnegie|Countess of Southesk |Princess of Great Britain | Gifts and Presents
Wedding Gifts to Princess Maud of Fife| Lady Carnegie|Countess of Southesk |Princess of Great Britain | Royal Jewel Presents
Royal Jewels Gifts and Presents | Marriage Princess Maud of Fife| Lady Carnegie|Countess of Southesk |Princess of Great Britain
Princess Maud |Imperial Sapphires Collar| Queen Alexandras Romanoff Sapphires Choker | Countess of Southesk British Royal Jewel History
Princess Maud Royal Jewels | Sapphire Diamond Collar of Queen Alexandra | Imperial Silver Wedding Gift
Amethysts Necklace Tiara | Princess Maud Jewels of Queen Alexandra| Lady Duff Carnegie Countess of Southesk
Diamond Tiara Francesca Somerset Lady Caroline Georgina Somerset Wedding Diamond Diadem English Nobel Jewel History Duke of Beaufort
THE DAZZLING COLLECTION OF DORIS DUKE
EXQUISITE ART DECO DIAMOND AND ENAMEL EVENING BAG, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
MAGNIFICENT BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND AND PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
ELEGANT SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL EAR PENDANTS, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
AN ART DECO EMERALD, PEARL AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
AN EXQUISITE ART DECO EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
A SPECTACULAR RUBY AND CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE, BY DAVID WEBB |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
RETRO DIAMOND AND GOLD FEATHER BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
DIAMOND, TURQUOISE, FRESHWATER PEARL AND GOLD INDIAN HEAD BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
RETRO SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD CUFF BRACELET, BY CARTIER |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector
Duchess Louise of Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Mother of Prince Albert the consort of Queen Victoria, in her silver wedding gown, when she married in 1817.
„……this afternoon there was great court and dinner.
During the festivities the bridal jewelry of the Duchess Louise was also on public display…. and a poem was written about it. … The princess’s bridal trousseau, whose value is estimated at 100 000 Thlr., was on public display in the castle on the 16th and 17th. Of rare beauty was the massive silver toilet with its golden contents, the velvet and silk richly embroidered dresses, the linen etc………….“
„The magnificent bridal jewelry, which was recently added by the princess aunt Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna with a splendid brilliant necklace, was particularly outstanding.“
It could be the diamond belt and the border of diamond loops along the neckline. One counts, 17 entwined diamond rings and the other with 15 entwined smaller diamond ornaments.
An example of this, in the picture the link band of seven intertwined rings, set with approx. 722 diamonds in different historical cuts, as Peruzzi cut diamonds, Mazarin, pear shaped. Originally probably part of a tiara, which is also indicated by the mounting holes in the setting, which was sold a few years ago from a German ducal estate.
We see on the portrait of the Duchess Louise:
a diamond necklace with 9 drop pearls is still remarkable, as are the diamond and pearl earrings each with 3 large drop pearls. In addition, a diamond diadem of 14 visibly upright diamond ears and a diamond and pearl comb, behind it.