Eugenia Niarchos historic Emeralds from the Emerald Tiara of Empress Marie -Louise of France

Eugenia Livanos Niarchos historic Emeralds once the Emerald Tiara of Empress Marie-Louise of France | VanCleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels worked the emeralds into a diamond necklace in platinum for Eugenia Niarchos, with largest pear shaped emeralds as the focal point.

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The center stone of the tiara, weighing 12.04 cts, was reworked into a ring in platinum, see above.

For Eugenie Niarchos, two of the large quatrefoil emeralds were made into earrings – with a top of oval emeralds to hang in and out.

Furthermore, the large bracelet with five oval emeralds from the tiara, received a diamond frame in platinum and can be seen in the picture above and follow the link for more imperial history

Die Orginalversion der Smaragd Parure | France |The Imperial Emerald-Diamond-Parure

Die Kaiserin mit der Smaragd-Garnitur | France Imperial Jewels |The Empress wearing the Emerald-Parure

Das Smaragdcollier und die Ohrringe| France Imperial Jewels |The Emerald-Diamond-Necklace and the Earrings with Emeralds

Die Smaragd Juwelen der französischen Kaiserin Marie-Louise| Emeralds Sketch of the Napoleonic Tiara |VanCleef Arpels

Spätere Versionen der Smaragd Tiara | France Imperial Jewels History |Later Versions of the tiara

Eugenia Niarchos historic Emerald once the Emerald Tiara of Empress Marie-Louise of France | VanCleef Arpels

Eugenia Livanos Niarchos Joaillerie Histoire| VanCleef& Arpels| La parure de l’impératrice Marie-Louise|France Emeraudes Imperiales

Eugenia Livanos Niarchos historic Emerald once the Emerald Tiara of Empress Marie-Louise of France | VanCleef & Arpels

Marie-Louise Imperiatrice of France, historic emeralds from the imperial Emerald tiara. Later owned by Mrs Stavros Niarchos,  Eugenia Livarnos, Emerald Ring Emerald Necklace and Emerald Bracelet, Emerald Earrings, and Emerald earrings pendants, made in platinum from Van Cleef and Arpels.
Marie-Louise Imperiatrice of France, historic emeralds from the imperial Emerald tiara. Later owned by Mrs Stavros Niarchos, Eugenia Livarnos, Emerald Ring Emerald Necklace and Emerald Bracelet, Emerald Earrings, and Emerald earrings pendants, made in platinum from Van Cleef and Arpels.

Türkis Parure Diadem mit Türkisen und Diamanten, Armband Türkisen und Diamanten, Halsband mit Türkisen und Diamanten| Imperialer Schmuck der Kaiserin Marie-Louise |Les Joyaux Marie Louise impératrice des Français

Imperial Tourquoises Bracelet Turquoise and Diamonds, Necklace with Turquoises and Diamonds | French Empress Imperial Jewelry
Pink Topaz Grand Parure | Empress Marie Louise of France | Tiara, Collier, Bracelet, Guirdle, Comb with Topaz| Joaillerie Marie Louise impératrice des Français

Pink Topaz Parure with Diamonds | Empress Marie Louise of France | Rosa Topase Diadem, Kamm, Halsband,Gürtel | Joaillerie Marie Louise impératrice des Français

Habsburg Sapphires Parure with Diamonds, Fleur de Lys Brooches, Stomacher, Necklace | Austrian Bourbon Piacenza Tiara

Saphir Schmuck der Kaiserin Marie-Louise | Sapphire Parure of the Marie-Louise Empress of France | Joaillerie Marie Louise impératrice des Français

Entwurf der Rubin Parure der französischen Krone | France Imperatrice|Sketch of the Imperial Ruby-Diamond-Parure

Modell der Rubin Parure aus dem 19.Jhdt | France Imperatrice |Replica of the Imperial Ruby-Diamond-Parure

Die Rubin Parure der französischen Krone |Empress France| The Imperial Ruby-Diamond-Parure

CHAUMET Rubies|Empress France |Napoleonic Design of the French Crown Jewels

Joyaux de la couronne française Ruby Parure Réplique Chaumet France

Joyaux de la couronne française | Imperial Ruby Parure Réplique Chaumet France

The parure of Marie-Louise Empress of France mosaik parure|Imperial Jewelry France

Parure en or et mosaïque, provenant de l’impératrice Marie-Louise

Diamond Necklace of Empress Marie Louise 1791 – 1847| France Diamonds Napoleon Bonaparte

Das spektakuläre Diamant – Collier der französischen Kaiserin Marie-Louise|Imperial Royal Jewel History

More Imperial Jewels

The Emerald Parure of Marie-Louise Empress of France | Emerald and Diamond Diadem

Marie Louise went to Vienna after the fall of Napoleon I and took with her her personal jewelery, including the emarald parure. The parure stayed in the Habsburg family until 1953.
Then a Scandinavian decendant of the Habsburg family sold the diadem and kept the other pieces of the parure. They sold it to the famous Jewelhouse Van Cleef and Arpels.

Van Cleef and Arpels VCA replaced the emeralds with turquoises and sold it to Mrs. Merriweather Post |Majorie Merriweather Post, is seen above,

They replaced the emeralds with turquoises and sold it to Mrs. Merriweather Post. Majorie Merriweather Post, is seen above, wearing the famous jewel. She donated the diadem to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966. See above in the pictures, update about the history

.The story about the wedding gift of Napoleon Bonaparte to Empress Marie-Louise Spätere Versionen der Smaragd Tiara | France Imperial Jewels History |Later Versions of the tiara

La parure de l’impératrice Marie-Louise|France Emeraudes Imperiales

La parure de l’impératrice Marie-Louise|France Emeraudes Imperiales

La parure de l'impératrice Marie-Louise|France Emeraudes Imperiales
La parure de l’impératrice Marie-Louise|France Emeraudes Imperiales

Die Smaragd Juwelen der französischen Kaiserin Marie-Louise| VanCleef Arpels

In 1946 the Parure crossed destroyed Europe, hidden in a harness. In fact, Archduke Karl Albrecht left the castle in Zywiec in southern Poland with his wife Archduchess Alice and their daughters on a rickety horse cart. Imprisoned by the Nazis and then persecuted by the Polish Communists, they were forced into exile. Crossing Poland, Germany and parts of Denmark, they finally managed to reach Sweden, the country of birth of Princess Alice. The hurriedly hidden jewels were her only valuables. The diamond and emerald parure – tiara, necklace, earrings and brooch found its way to Van Cleef & Arpels in New York at the beginning of 1953. The emeralds from Columbia, which are of considerable size, also have a well-known origin; Napoleon I gave them to his second wife, Empress Marie Luise, an Austrian Archduchess. The design above of the Napoleonic Tiara shows the original version and the emeralds in detail and their size, from left to right the top large emeralds have a weight of: 8.05ct, 12.15ct, 13.43ct, 12.04ct, 6.31ct, 13.20ct, 12.46ct, 6.82ct, the oval emeralds in the center 6.31ct The middle row and lower emeralds 2.16 ct, 1.34 ct, 2.59 ct, 3.25 ct, 2.77 ct, 5.41 ct, 1.32 ct; 1.39 ct, 5.43 ct; 3.50 ct, 3.31 ct, 2.60 ct, 2.23 ct, 1.34 ct, 2.80 ct. After her death in 1847, Marie-Louise bequeathed the Parure with the diadem, the emerald necklace, the emerald earrings and the emerald brooch to her Habsburg relatives.

Click on the link above, for more about the history – an update of the story….