Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna (Nada) de Torby| Battenberg| Milford-Haven| Royal Gifts Wedding

Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna (Nada) de Torby| Battenberg| Milfort-Haven| Gifts Wedding

Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna (Nada) de Torby| Battenberg| Milford-Haven| Mountbatten | Gifts  Royal Wedding

The Grand Duke Michael of Russia gave his daughter away and Lord Burghersh was the best man, on the wedding of Prince George of Battenberg to Countess Nada Torby in 1916.

A service was held at the Russian Church and a further ceremony at the Chapel Royal St James Palace on 15th November.
The King and Queen as well as Royal and Imperial Guests attend and the bride is presented with over 200 gifts, and jewels 

Her mother Sophie of Merenberg, Countess Torby gave a tiara with rubies and diamonds

More about the Royal Wedding Gifts……
Rubin Diamant Diadem Kokoschnik Hochzeitsgeschenke an Nada Torby Prinzessin Battenberg – später Mountbatten und Milford Haven

 

The Mountbatten Jewels | Mountbatten Schmuck >>

Pearls Battenberg Mountbatten Jewels | Mountbatten Perlen Schmuck >>

Art Deco-Diamond Necklace-Bracelets | Art Deko Diamant Halsband >>

Emerald – Brillant Diamond Necklace | Smaragd Brillant Diamant Halsband >>

Art-deco Emerald – Brillant Diamond Necklace | Artdeko Smaragd Brillant Diamant Halsband >>

The Diamond Tiara | Mountbatten Diadem>>

The Viceroy and the Viceraine at the coronation | Anlässlich der Krönung>>

Princess Alice of Greece | Aquamarine Parure| Jewels| Wedding Gift of the Czar

Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg | Aquamarin Parure Schmuck|Hochzeitsgeschenk des Zaren

Countess Nadejda Torby | Wedding Battenberg Mountbatten Milford-Haven | Royal Jewels

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Personal Jewels of Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia

 Imperial Diamond Tiara with Pearls and Diamonds of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Imperial Jewels of the Romanovs | Jewels of the Tsars The lost pearl jewellery of Empress Alexandra Feodorowna of Russia


Imperial Diamond Tiara with Pearls and Diamonds of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
Imperial Jewels of the Romanovs | Jewels of the Tsars
The lost pearl jewellery of Empress Alexandra Feodorowna of Russia

Der private Schmuck und kaiserliche Juwelen der Zarin von Russland | Alexandra Feodorovana Romanov

Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia | 100-Carat Diamond Brooch |Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Diamant Brosche von 100 Karat der Zarin von Russland

 

Chain Sautoir Necklace and Round Pendant of pearls and 11 big rubies with diamonds | Romanov Imperial Jewels | Rubin Perlen und Diamant Halsband mit rundem Anhänger

 

Pearl Tiara wedding present of Grand Duke of Hesse | Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Perlen Diadem Hochzeitsgeschenk | Grossherzog von Hessen

 

Bow Brooch of Diamonds with a large Sapphire in the Locket| Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia |Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Große Brillantschleife mit 75 Karat Saphircabochon

 

Alexandra Feodorovna Tsarina, Empress of Russia | Aquamarine Brooch Stomacher | Aquamarin Brosche Zarin von Russland

 

Aquamarine Tiara Brooch Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Empress Alexandra Fjodorowna| Diadem Zarin

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia, Queen of Wuerttemberg

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Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia, Queen of Wurttemberg Famous Pearls

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia, Queen of Wurttemberg
Famous Pearls

Magnificent pearls and large pearl strings, choker, pearl cascades at the corsage and her Pearl-Diamond Tiara owned the Queen of Wuertemberg,

Perlen und Perlenschmuck der Königin von Württemberg Grossfürstin Olga Nikolajewna

 

Gold Geschenk des Zaren an seine Tochter Olga Königin von Württemberg |

Imperial buckle of gold with gems of the Queen Wuerttemberg

 

More Famous Pearls:

Marie Princess of Leuchtenberg Beauharnais, daughter of emperor Nicolas I.

 

Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess Aribert of Anhalt | Marriage Presents

The Royal Wedding  1891 | Princess Louise signing the register in the green drawing room.

When the great State ceremony was over in St. Georg’s Chapel, Windsor, the blessing having been invoked by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Princess Aribert passed to the Queen and knelt before her.

Her Majesty raised the bride and affectionatly kissed her, as did the Princess Christian and the Duke and Duchess of Anhalt.

Royal Marriage of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig- Holstein

Royal Marriage of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig- Holstein

Then giving his hand to his wife, Prince Arbibert led her down the aisle to the strains of Mendelsohns Wedding March and a hearty cheer greeted the as the passed out of the west door on their way to the castle.
The Queen the German Emperor and Empress, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the other Royal guests left the the Chapel immediately after the bride and bridgegroom.
Thte fomality to sign in the register was transacted in the Green Drawing-room.
Shortly after six o’clock the Prince and Princess Aribert left for Cliveden, the Duke of Westminster having lent them his beautiful house ther, the grounds attached to which are unrivalled for their woodland and  river scenery. They soon reched the charming residence where they are to spend the first part of the honeymoon.
In the evening a Venetian Fete, with a procession of illuminated boats, was held upon the Thames at Windsor. The town, too was full of life and animation, there was a display of fireworks and a performance by the Queen’s privat ban.

More about the marriage, presents and gifts to the royal bride:

Windsor Eton Diamond Star Brooch | Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein | Wedding Gifts

Wedding Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein 1891

Wedding Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein 1891 – The Royal Bride and her family

Diamond brooch composed of a central trefoil| Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Jewels| Marriage Presents List

Indian Cartier Tiara | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess of Great Britain

Diamond Starburst Brooch Royal Jewels | Queen Victoria’s Wedding Present | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

Clover Diamond Tiara | Royal Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess of the United Kingdom | England

Large Emerald Drop and Diamond Brooch Pendant| Royal Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess Aribert of Anhalt

Pearl Diamond Cluster Necklace | Jewels from the friends of Berkshire | Diamond Crescent of the Nurses | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess of Great Britain

Honeysuckle & Scroll Diamond Tiara| Jewels | Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein | Cartier Art Deco Brooch

Diamond Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein | Princess Christian 25th wedding gift

Perlen Diadem | Pearl Drop and Diamond|Pearls Tiara in History

Perlen Diamant Diadem | Pearl Drop Tiara – Pearltiaras in History

Pearl Tiara | Grand Duchess Olga Nikolajewna, Queen of Wuertemberg

Princess Charlotte’s  Pearl Drop Tiara | Caroline of Monaco Grimaldi

Prinzessin Caroline mit der Diamant-Perlen-Tiara >>
Prinzessin Caroline trägt die Tiara ihrer Grossmutter >>
Prinzessin Charlottes Tiara >>
Princess Caroline wearing her Grandmothers Tiara >>
Princess Caroline with the Cartier Tiara of Princess Charlotte of Monaco >>

 

All Lovers Knot Pearl Tiaras | Alle bekannten Tropfen-Perlen Diadem mit dem Liebesknoten Ornament

Youssupov – Lover Knot´s Pearl Tiara | Youssoupff Tropfen-Perlen Diadem mit dem Liebesknoten Ornament

Bavaria Lover Knot´s Pearl Tiara | Wittelsbacher Tropfen-Perlen Diadem mit dem Liebesknoten Ornament der Königin Therese

Queen Amalia of the Hellenes Lover Knot´s Pearl Tiara | Die griechische Königin Amalie mit dem Wittelsbacher Diadem

Queen Amalia of Greece | Königin Amalie von Griechenland mit dem Diadem aus dem Haus Wittelsbach

 

Perlen Diamant Diadem | Pearl Drop Tiara - Pearltiaras in History

Perlen Diamant Diadem | Pearl Drop Tiara – Pearltiaras in History

Fine Pear-shaped Pearl and Diamond Tiara |Rosebery Pearls| from the Collection of the Duke of Westminster

Pearl Drop Diamond Tiara | Londonderry Jewels | Tiara

Empress Eugenie’s pearl Tiara | Thurn und Taxis Juwelen | Diamond de la Couronne

Das Perlen Diamant Diadem der Kaiserin Eugenie von Frankreich | Pearl and Diamond Tiara of Empress Eugenie

Fürstenhochzeit mit dem Diadem | Thurn and Taxis Wedding

Perlen Diamant Devant de Corsage | Diamond Pearl Devant de Corsage

The Pearl and Diamond Tiara of the Infanta Eulalia of Spain

Faberge Tiara | Pearl and Diamond Tiara | MARIE DUCHESS OF SAXEN-COBURG-GOTHA, Duchess of Edinburgh

Pearl and Diamond Tiara of Queen Marie of Romania

Princess Birgitta of Sweden Pearl and Diamond Tiara |Perlen Diadem – Hochzeitsgeschenk an Prinzessin Birgitta Perlen-Diamant Diadem

Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg | Jewels Schmuck | Princess Andrew of Greece

Mountbatten Battenberg Sterne Diadem Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg als Braut mit dem Diadem Ihrer Mutter

Mountbatten Battenberg Sterne Diadem
Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg als Braut mit dem Diadem Ihrer Mutter, Prinzessin Victoria von Battenberg

Dem „Temps“ wird aus Petersburg über die Reisepläne des Kaisers Nikolaus berichtet:
Am 14. oder 15. September 1903 gedenkt der Zar, der gegenwärtig jagt, nach Darmstadt zu dem gewohnten Aufenthalte bei den Verwandten der Kaiserin zu fahren.
Diesmal gibt es für seine Anwesenheit in Darmstadt noch einen besonderen
Grund: Die bevorstehende Vermählung des Prinzen Andreas von Griechenland, des jüngsten Sohnes des Königs Georg, mit einer Prinzessin von Battenberg. Gegen Ende des Monats, wahrscheinlich am 24., begiebt der Zar sich in die Steiermark, um mit dem Kaiser von Oesterreich zu  jagen.
Doch begleitet Graf Lemsdorff seinen Gebieter dorthin, woraus man schliessen darf, dass die beiden Kaiser sich nicht blos dem Jagdvergnügen widmen, sondern sich ernstlich mit den orientalischen Angelegenheiten beschäftigen werden.
Nach dem Aufenthalt in Oesterreich wird der Zar nach Darmstadt zurückkehren und bis Ende October, 1903 bis zur Reise nach Italien (-wurde später abgesagt-), dort bleiben.
Während der Anwesenheit des Zarenpaares findet die Einweihung
der auf der Mathildenhöhe erbauten Russischen Kapelle statt, in welcher am 7. October Prinz Andreas von Griechenland und die Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg den Bund für das Leben schließen werden. Die Trauung
findet, wie wir bereits meldeten, auch nach protestantischen Ritus statt.


Princess Alice of Battenberg | Jewels | Princess Andrew of Greece

The Battenberg / Mountbatten Stars Tiara and wedding jewelry | Bandeau

Schmuck und Juwelen der Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg | Bandeau

Prinzessing Alice von Battenberg als Braut mit dem Mountbatten-Battenberg Sterne Diadem

Ein sehr grosszügiges Geschenk brachte der Zar zur Hochzeit mit.
Prinzessin Alice erhielt ein wahrlich imperiales Hochzeitsgeschenk von Ihrer Tante  Alexandra, der Schwester Ihrer Mutter Victoria – der Tsarin von Russland und deren Mann, dem Zar. Die Historie und weitere Details zum Brautgeschenk ausführlich in deutsch:

Das Hochzeitsgeschenk des Zaren>>

The Wedding Present from the Czar>>

 

Related websites:

The Mountbatten Jewels | Mountbatten Schmuck >>

Pearls Battenberg Mountbatten Jewels | Mountbatten Perlen Schmuck >>

Art Deco-Diamond Necklace-Bracelets | Art Deko Diamant Halsband >>

Emerald – Brillant Diamond Necklace | Smaragd Brillant Diamant Halsband >>

Art-deco Emerald – Brillant Diamond Necklace | Artdeko Smaragd Brillant Diamant Halsband >>

The Diamond Tiara | Mountbatten Diadem>>

The Viceroy and the Viceraine at the coronation | Anlässlich der Krönung>>

Queen Mary’s Jewels | Wedding Gift of Duke of Westminster

History of the enormous jewel collection of Queen Mary
DIAMOND TROPHY OF LOVE COLLAR

Formed of seven brilliant-set panels, each with an amatory trophy of bow, quiver and torch in a laurel-wreath oval suspended from a ribbon-tie, framed by foliate brilliant-set bands.
This delicately constructed collar, in the Louis XVI style, was made in March
1901 for Queen Mary when Duchess of Cornwall and York, at the beginning of the reign of King Edward VII. It was probably made by R. & S. Garrard & Co., with diamonds in Gold 6 × 34 cm
The diamonds were taken from a scroll and ribbon-pattern collar*, which itself had been made with stones taken from seven 12-pointed stars and a pair of diamond star earrings, given by Queen Mary’s grandmother, the Duchess of Cambridge, in 1885. These gifts, in 1885, were presumably to mark the Princess’s 18th birthday.
Diamonds were also removed from a floral diamond spray given by her aunt, Augusta, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in the same year 1885.

Queen Mary, like her mother-in-law Queen Alexandra, favoured deep collar necklaces for most of her life, due to her long slim neck and the high fashion of the time. The style was not adopted either by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to whom the necklace was given when Duchess of York, or by The Queen, who inherited it in 2002, who has worn it only once.
* No reference has been found to the creation of this necklace in the Garrard ledgers; the firm supplied four diamonds and repaired it early in 1902 (Garrard RL51, fol. 266, 30 January 1902, £1 15s). Equally, there is no reference to this necklace in the Cartier archive (an attribution suggested in Munn 2001, p. 133).**
Queen Mary's Jewels | Wedding present from the Duke of Westminster

Wedding gift from the Duke of Westminster, made as a necklace with small leaves and large diamonds with surroundings. Queen Mary wore the Westminster Gift, as small tiara with her famous Diamond TROPHY-OF -LOVE Collar.

Queen Mary’s jewellery – list

For her marriage in 1893 to the Duke of York,the future George V, the Princess received a very considerable quantity of jewellery; the majority was of diamonds and pearls.
Generous gifts from her family and from the extended royal family vied with spectacular offerings from all round the United Kingdom and across the Empire. Among the more significant jewels, exhibited at the Imperial Institute, were three tiaras, twenty-six bracelets, forty-four brooches and fifteen necklaces**.

Diamond fringe Tiara/necklace given by Queen Victoria
Diamond fringe Tiara/necklace given by the County of Surrey
Diamond Tiara from the Earl and Countess of Iveagh
Diadem of roman workmanship laurel wreath diadem  – from the King and Queen of Italy
Diamond and pearl tiara – the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland – later given to her granddaughter Elizabeth II

Forget me not Diamond pearl Aigrette
Diamond feather Aigrette from the Prince George

Diamond Riviere Necklace from the Prince and Princess of Wales
Diamond necklace from the Duke of Westminster  see above in the picture as small tiara, with small leaves setted with diamonds and 4 large diamonds with surroundings.
Important Diamond choker giver not known
Diamond necklace
Kapurthala stomacher with diamond
Warwick sun brooch made of diamonds Diamond sun brooch from Earl and Countess of Warwick, Lord and Lacy Brooke, Captain Alwyne and Mrs Greville. Lady Eva and the Hon Greville;
Spray of rose-leaves in diamonds – from a few women of the stage
Scent-bottle and true-lovers knot in diamonds sent by Miss Alice de Rothschild – later given to the Duchess of York
Diamond set bow brooch – the County of Dorset „Dorset Bow Brooch“

Rose of York Brooch | Rose of York Brooch with enamel | Gift to the bridemaids from new weds

Rose of York Brooch | Gift to the bridemaids at the royal wedding

Diamond feather brooch form Empress Eugénie

Town of Swansea crescent Diamond Brooch made by Garrard (Diamonds used in Queen Mary’s New Stomacher)
May’s monogram set in diamonds – Mme Weddington
Bow brooch in form of two hearts from Pearls from her future husband

Diamond rose brooch – West Yorkshire Regiment
Rose diamond brooch mounted on a bracelet later given to Queen Elizabeth II
An other round diamond brooch with the diamond necklace
Pair of gold and diamond bangles from the Bombay Presidency, later given to her granddaughter Elisabeth II as wedding gift in 1947
Diamond bracelet  from the Fishmongers‘ Company
Gold bracelet with diamond centre Mr. & Mrs Arthur Kennard
Ornament set in diamonds which belonged to Princess Elizabeth Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
Diamond ornament from Count Korlebrodyki
Ornament given by Sir Horace Farquahar
Diamond and brilliant pendant with enamel – Worshipful Company of Carpenters
Diamond watch from Alice de Rothschild
„Town of Windsor Ring“ Diamond ring from the Mayor and People of Windsor three-stone ring brilliants (passing to The Queen in 2002)

Pearl and diamond comb – Sir G. and Lady Lucas
Diamond necklace/tiara with pearls and matching pearls studs – Ladies of England
Pearl and diamond choker
Five row pearl necklace given by her husband the Duke of York
Magnificent necklace of three rows of pearls with diamond clasp was presented by 23 counties – it was valued at £6000 Sterling
Pearl necklace – County of Kent
Pearl necklace with diamond clasp – presented by a thousand of her Majesty’s subjects
Pearl necklace with diamond clasp from the Ladies of Glasgow consisting of 51 pearls, graduated from the centre, with the largest being about the size of an ordinary pea. The length of the necklace is 14 inches. The clasp consists of eleven diamonds set in gold. The pearls were valued at £930 and the total cost was close to £1000 (The Scotsman, 30 June 1893) Messrs R. & W.Sorley
Pearl and diamond bracelet from the King and Queen of Württemberg
Diamond and pearl brooch/pendant – the Ladies of Surrey Needlework Guild brooch
Women of Hampshire Brooch Brooch/pendant of diamonds and pearls valued at £775 from the women of Hampshire
Diamond set bow brooch with large pendant pearls – Inhabitants of Kensington „Kensington Bow Brooch“
Pearl and diamond brooch from the Duke and Duchess of Portland two entwined snakes with wings and pearl
Pearl and diamond bow brooch from her husband
Diamond and large Baroque-pearl brooch from Queen Alexandra
Pearl brooch
Diamond jeweled pendant with a pearshaped large pearl – people of Richmond
Brooch stutted with large black pearls from Lord and Lady Rothschild
Magnificent diamond and pearl bracelet from the Indian Princess
Pearl and diamond bracelet from Lord and Lady Burton

Cameo - the four Georges set in diamonds, surmonted by a diamond-set crown, 1820 - from Earl and Countess Cadogan

Cameo – the four Georges set in diamonds, surmonted by a diamond-set crown, 1820 – from Earl and Countess Cadogan

Pearl and diamond ring, designed by Collingwood, presented by Princes Adolphus, Francis and Alexander of Teck to their sister

Cameo – the four Georges set in diamonds, surmonted by a diamond-set crown, 1820 – from Earl and Countess Cadogan

A turquoise and diamond Tiara from her parents
A turquoise and diamond necklace
Turquoise and diamond earrings
Three turquoise and diamond brooches
Cluster brooch of diamonds with turquoise centre given by the Prince and Princess of Wales
Turquoise diamond bracelet from the Marquis and Marchioness of Salisbury
Turquoise and diamond cluster pin by the Marquis of Londenderry

Ruby and diamonds bracelet incorporating a detachable centrepiece in the shape of a rose from the County of Cornwall
Gold chain bracelet set with rubies and diamonds
Gold bangle with a heart of rubies

Ruby Diamond Watch Wedding present to Queen Mary

Ruby Diamond Watch Bracelet | Wedding present to Queen Mary

Diamond and ruby sleeve-links
Diamond and ruby brooch given by Mr Chaplin
Ruby and diamond feather brooch from the Ex-Queen of Spain
Watch bracelet in diamonds and rubies – Mr Gillett see on right>>
A belle époque diamond and ruby ring from her father in law ( passed to Princess Margaret and sold at auction)

Ruby, sapphire and diamond bangle bracelet from George, Duke of York
Sapphire and diamond bracelets from the Emperor and Empress of Russia

 shamrock pin, emeralds and diamonds

Probably this brooch (when later altered), but not solved || shamrock pin, emeralds and diamonds

Sapphire and diamond bracelet
Large diamond and sapphires anchor brooch from her husband worn on the day of her wedding

 

Gold four-leaf shamrock pin, emeralds and diamonds by Sir Frederick and Lady Milner

 

 

Emerald and diamond brooch from the Tsarvitch

Emerald and sapphires ring from her three brothers. (Sold during the auction of Princess Margraret)

 

Wedding Present Emerald Cross late 16th century

Wedding Present Emerald Cross late 16th century

 

Cross of the 17th century, a trinket very much in fashion in olden timeswith our fair Norman kinswomen and in a case adorned with the two Sons of William the Conqueror. It has been sent from Neufchatel-en-Bray, an old town founded by Henry I of England and has been presented by Captain Le Clerc, of the French Embassy, in whose family it has been for many years
Amethyst and topaz bracelet – Lord & Lady Burton

Lace parasol with carved pin coral handle – from the Italian ambassador and Lady Tornielli
Little gold watch and chain inclosed in a small glass case formerly in the possession of the Empress Josephine from Dr Chittenden.
Four valuable pins – Mr A.J. Balfour
Diamond brooch with crystal centre – Earl and Countess of Leven

Wedding present to Queen Mary from the members of the British Embassy in Berlin Silver-gilt, straight-sided, quatrefoil-shaped box, with hinged lid, mounted with a red glass and diamond-set scarab and four stylised fleurs-de-lys

Wedding present to Queen Mary from the members of the British Embassy in Berlin Silver-gilt, straight-sided, quatrefoil-shaped box, with hinged lid, mounted with a red glass and diamond-set scarab and four stylised fleurs-de-lys

Small birthday book bound in gold and tortoiseshell, containing a miniature in ivory of the royal family and bearing a coronet and short inscription in diamonds and enamel – from the Baron and Baroness Lowenstein.
Bird in gold and enamel box – Sir Henry and Lady Meysey-Thomson

Bracelet of diamond and pierres from the People of Richmond
Diamond-set scarab and four stylised fleurs-de-lys Silver-gilt, straight-sided, quatrefoil-shaped box, with hinged lid, mounted with a red glass; from the members of the British Embassy in Berlin.

Gold Opera Glass from Tiffany with diamonds and pearls

 

**Source:Queens Diamonds,Hugh Roberts; thanks to Laura!

Empress Eugénie’s Personal Jewels | A floral brooch of naturalistic design

THE EMPRESS EUGENIE’S JEWELS 1872

The jewels are now for sale in London, „The Times“ and other newspapers of the time, gives the following description of them:

Kabinet-Tropfenbrosche-orchideen-knospeThe lot covered a table of 2,5 x 3,5 ft full and then as cases were opened they were piled up in rather a recklass manner in heaps on this already covered table.
There were
– a wonderfully light Diamond brooch, representing the flower of an orchid, with long pendants leaves and drops >>

orchid sketch with leaves - 1850

orchid sketch with leaves – 1850

– A butterfly, the body beeing a large opal about 2 inch long and the wings set upon springs and made in diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
– An Emerald Cross >> quite unique, the emerald beeing oblong and set edge to egde, nothing between, and about six in the long part of the cross and one each side of the centre, to form the arm; this was about four inches long.
The famous cross, suspended from a pearl necklace, and represented in Winterhalters portrait, is composed of emeralds of the finest colour and purity, while the pearls all match each other m size, shape, and tint.
– There was a wonderful necklace of black pearls, the only one in existince, each being as large as a marrow-fat pea and diamond snap, it took years to collect it.
Three pearl and diamond fringe pendants composed of large stones.

–  Pink pearl necklaces.

– Two ear-rings of diamonds, the purest but each end like a drop of water and hung pendant and swinging from the small end, wonderful pair the stones mutch so well, but they must have been cut away terribly to assume the present shape.
-Several ear-rings, all large diamonds, six diamond rings- one a superb one worth £ 400.
ear-tops, composed of immense single brilliants, were a present from the Emperor:
– a bracelet large with  fine rubies and diamonds.
– a watch and chateline the back jewelled in diamonds and colored precious stones  a marvellous piece of setting.
– two large anchors of diamonds, about 3inch long,  brooches one beeing the large diamond anchors worn as shoulder ornaments by the Empress as patronesa of the French fleet and procured specially for the imperial visit to Cherbourg, later in the possession of the Duchess of Newcastle.

– a head ornament of diamonds worked into the form of an olive wreath, with black beads introduced in it at regular intervals. The olive branch told its own story of peace, and the sombre beads with which the glittering brilliants were relieved were meant to express sorrow tor the soldiers who had fallen.  The workmanship is exquisite, and the stones are of the first water. This magnificent ornnicent is valued at several thousands of pounds It would be superfluous to pass eulogium upon the beauty or quality of the jewels
– Another splendid head ornament is composed of wheatears in diamonds, with a centre of corn flowers and grass also in diamonds, which were capable of being detached, and were oftener worn separately as dress ornaments than in their collected form.

– a head ornament – diamond rose leaves with full-sized rose and buds in centre, purchased in the London exibition of 1862.

-a bracelet with a large sapphire in splendid quality and color, set round with in large brillants on an elastic band of large diamonds.

A sapphire and diamond necklace of rare large sapphires with large brillants interventing, with pearls attached to it, each pearl weighing some hundred grains.

An aigrette of diamonds, emeralds and pearls arranged in oriental fashion presented by the Sultan, makes the exquisite head ornament of English make, bought at the Exhibiton of 1842. .

A Bracelet composed of maní coloured stones, which is said to have been presented by the Viceroy of Egypt.

The Empress of Russia is understood to have puchased the celebrated suit of rubies and ist is known that there are many articeles of enormous value still at Chistlehurst, which will be disposed of when a purchaser can be found.

Later in the year, Messrs, Christie, Mansen and Woods put up to auction at their rooms, on June 24 a lot of valubable jewels, which thought  were generally understood to be the property  of of the Empress Eugenie:

The first article which attreated attention was Lot 49 a marquise ring, with a pink diamond, surrounded by brilliants, formerly the property of the Empress Josephina. This was followed by a pendant of emeralds, pearls and brillants. wich was knocked down for 605 guineas. And other jewelry with emeralds, in detail emeralds and the history>>

A cross formed of eleven large brilliants fetched 855 guineas;
A pearl necklace composed of 41 large pearls £2400
The 2 anchors – see above- are sold for £2150
A Tiara £2635
The brilliant Tiara formed as a group of leaves – see above- £970
A brilliant tiara formed of a band of brilliants for 780 guineas; in total 123 lots realised upwards of £ 50000 $400000

 

Le 24 juin 1872 à Londre le vente
« une partie des magnifiques bijoux d’un personnage distingué » d’une grande partie de l’écrin privé de l’ex impératrice Eugénie.

Les 123 lots bijoux :
du style végétal « une superbe broche composé d’un bouton de rose et feuillages entièrement en brillants »

les émeraudes « une grande broche, splendide, avec émeraude centrale entourée de très beaux brillants, avec pendentif d’une émeraude en poire et brillants »

les joyaux représentatifs du style Louis XVI « une broche en nœud de rubans et brillants»

«un magnifique diadème de brillant, formant un ensemble de feuillages »

 

Empress Eugenie’s Personal Jewels

Empress Eugenies Lilac Spray Brooches | Mellerio Flieder Brosche

Ruby-Necklace of Empress Eugenie | Rubin-Diamant-Perlen Collier der Kaiserin Eugenie

Imperial Marguerites of Diamond for the Empress of France | Margeriten aus Diamanten für die Blumenliebhaberin Kaiserin Eugenie von Frankreich

Diademe Imperatrice – Eugenie de France |Fontenay Diadem of Empress Eugenie | Diadem der Kaiserin Eugenie von Frankreich

Emerald Collection Empress Eugenie | Magnifique ensemble de joyaux en émeraudes et brillants Imperatrice Eugenie

Imperial Emeralds from Empress Eugenie to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Emerald-Necklace

Imperial Emeralds of Empress Eugenie Gift to Queen Victoria Eugenia | Emerald-Necklace in long Version with the Cross

Imperial Emeralds Present to Queen Victoria Eugenia | Emeraldcross of Queen Isabella II. – Madame Patiño

 

Princess Royal Mary | Countess of Harewood Imperial Pearls & Jewels

Hochzeitsgeschenke | Schmuck Prinzessin Royal Mary 
Wedding presents and gifts to Princess Royal Mary Countess of Harewood

Diamond and Pearl Pendant

The Begum of Bhopal presented to Princess Mary a pearl pendant, which was a popular piece of jewellery at the time.

But another source for royal and imperial jewels, the list of jewels sold after the death of the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, gives us the following information.

A valuation of the Dowager Empress‘ jewelry prepared by Hennell and Sons listed as item number 6 was a „Necklace of 144 pearls (small) with large drop pearl“ sold to Lord Lascelles on 19th July 1929 for £1,615.   Imperial Necklace and Pearl drop

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Oranien Perlen | Historischer Schmuck der Herzöge von Anhalt Askanien

Bedeutdende Perlen des Hauses Oranien, natürliche Perlen zu einer Halskette aufgereiht, mit einem Saphir-und Diamantschliesse aus dem 17. Jahrhundert.
Bestehend aus einem Strang von Naturperlen im Verlauf von ca. 8,10 bis
11,10 mm. Der Verschluss ein kissenförmigen Saphir, mit Oval -und Rundschliff -Diamanten , Länge ca. 425mm. Ehemals doppelt, im 19. Jhdt wurde die Schliesse verändert und ein Teil als passender Ring gefertigt, siehe oben rechts.

Die Perlen wurden von den Nachkommen des Friedrich Heinrich, Prinz von Oranien ( 1584-1647 ) zusammengestellt.
Seine Frau, Prinzessin Amalie zu Solms – Braunfels (1602-1675) war ein leidenschaftlicher Sammler von Gemälden , Kunstwerke und Juwelen. Das Haus von Oranien hatte gute Beziehung zu der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie, somit Zugang zu indischen Perlen von außergewöhnlicher Qualität und Größe.
In Übereinstimmung mit den oranischen Erbrecht , hinterließ
Prinzessin Amalie ihre  persönlichen Sachen ihren vier Töchtern.
Die enorme Erbschaft bestand aus einem Schatz von Gemälden, darunter Werke die sich nun in den
Museen von Berlin, Potsdam und Dessau befinden, sowie Juwelen und ihre viel bewundert Perlen.
Zwei der Töchter , Prinzessin Louise Henriette von Nassau (1627-1667) und Prinzessin Catherine Henriette von Nassau (1637-1708)  erhalten “ Oranische Perlen “ Halsketten.
Die Mitgift der Prinzessin Louise Henriette, Frau des “ Grossen Kurfürsten “ Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg, listet 1647 eine Kette von fünfundvierzig runde Perlen, auf 240.000 Gulden, Schätzwert.
Ihre Schwester, Prinzessin Henriette Catherine erhielt eine ähnliche Halskette, als sie 
1659 Johann Georg II. , Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau heiratete .  Alle Perlen wurden Innerhalb der Familie vererbt, durchgängig bis zum jetztigen Besitzer. Aufgrund ihrer großen Bedeutung wurden sie düber die folgenden Generationen auf den wichtigen Porträts getragen. Im frühen 19. Jahrhundert ergänzte Herzogin Louise Henriette von Brandenburg- Schwedt (1750-1811)geb Anhalt die Halskette mit einem beeindruckenden Diamant- und Saphir- Doppelverschluss. Nachdem sich Kaisers Napoleon zu einem Besuch in Dessau, angekündigt hat .

Die beiden Juwelen, als die wichtigsten Stücke der Anhaltschen Hausschmuck – haben die russische Invasion des Zweiten Weltkriegs überlebt.
Die Perlen werden im Mai 2014, in Genf versteigert. Source:Sothebys

Important historic Pearls of the House Anhalt- Dessau, Askanien

The Pearls of the House of Orange‘, a natural pearl, sapphire and diamond necklace, 17th century and later
Composed of a strand of lightly graduated natural pearls, measuring from approximately 8.10 to 11.10mm, the clasp set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, framed with oval and circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 425mm.
The Pearls of the House of Orange‘, a natural pearl, sapphire and diamond necklace, 17th century and later
Composed of a strand of lightly graduated natural pearls, measuring from approximately 8.10 to 11.10mm, the clasp set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, framed with oval and circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 425mm.By family tradition, the pearls from the necklace on the preceding page (lot 384) were assembled by the descendants of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584-1647). His wife, Princess Amalie zu Solms-Braunfels (1602-1675) was a passionate collector of paintings, works of art and jewels. The House of Orange’s relationship with the Dutch East India Company gave them access to Indian pearls of exceptional quality and size. In accordance with the Orange inheritance laws, Princess Amalie left her personal belongings to her four daughters. The enormous inheritance consisted of a treasure trove of paintings including works now in Berlin, Potsdam and Dessau museums as well as jewels and her much admired pearls. Two of the daughters, Princess Louise Henriette of Nassau (1627-1667) and Princess Henriette Catherine of Nassau (1637-1708) are recorded as having received ‘Oranische Perlen’ necklaces. The 1647 dowry inventory of Princess Louise Henriette, wife of the ‘Großen Kurfürst’ Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg, lists a row of forty-five round pearls, valued at 240,000 guilders. Her sister, Princess Henriette Catherine, received a similar necklace in 1659 when she married John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. It is these pearls which were handed down within the family to the present owner and, which due to their great importance, were worn by the following generations when posing for state portraits. In the early 19th century, Duchess Louise Henriette of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1750 to 1811) had an impressive diamond and sapphire double clasp added to the necklace following the announcement of Emperor Napoleon’s visit to Dessau.
Part of the clasp was later removed and transformed into a ring (
Sapphire and diamond ring, early 19th century composite
Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, within a frame of pinched collet-set cushion-shaped, circular-cut and oval diamonds)
The two items on the preceding page are considered by the family as the most important pieces of the crown jewels to have survived the Russian invasion of World War II. Schmuck der Herzöge von Anhalt