Queen Alexandra | Princess of Wales| Ladies of Leeds Diamond Bracelet Wedding Gift – Opal and with the brilliants, the gift of the Ladies of Manchester
Presented on St David’s Day in 1864 to the Princess of Wales.
National Token From South Wales to the Princess of Wales
Emerald Brooche and Emerald earpendant a gift of the Ladies of North Wales |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra >>
Indian Necklace of Diamonds and Emeralds |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Indisches Halsband >>
National Token of South Wales of Diamonds and Emeralds | Gift of the Ladies of South Wales |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra >>
Dagmar Necklace with Pearls |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Dagmar Kreuz Collier mit Perlen >>
Demi Parure with Opals ||Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Opalschmuck – Geschenk der Königin Victoria >>
Diamond necklace and earrings presented by the Corporation of the City of London |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra >>
Cambridge Diamond Bracelet | Turquoise Bracelet |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Königliche Armbänder >>
Diamond Cross and Pearl Necklace presented by the Ladies of Liverpool |Diamond Bracelet presented by the Ladies of Leeds |Opal Emerald Bracelet presented by the Ladies of Manchester>>
Parure of Landgrave William of Hesse and Chamberlain Juel | Parure im altenglischen Design vom Landgraf von Hessen und Juel >>
Solid Gold Parure in Runic design | Goldschmuckset mit Runen von den Einwohnern der Insel Laaland und Falster >>
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Ruby Diamond Choker & Bangles | Ladies of South Australia silver wedding gift | Geschenk der Damen von Süd Australien zur Silberhochzeit Royal Jewelry Present Queen Alexandra |
Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee Link-Chain and Bracelets | Queen Alexandra Jewels | Resille Chocker | Diamant Halsschmuck der Königin Alexandra
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.
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 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
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
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
Das spektakuläre Diamant – Collier der französischen Kaiserin Marie-Louise|Imperial Royal Jewel History
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.
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
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….