Princess Alice | Amethyst diamond necklace brooch earrings| Queen Victoria’s Amethysts| Countess Athlone | Royal Jewels

Royal Jewel History – The story behind the gems:

Princess Alice | Amethyst diamond necklace brooch earrings| Queen Victoria’s Amethysts| Countess Athlone | Royal Jewels

Princess Alice | Amethyst diamond necklace brooch earrings| Queen Victoria's Amethysts| Countess Athlone | Royal Jewels

Princess Alice | Amethyst diamond necklace brooch earrings| Queen Victoria’s Amethysts| Countess Athlone | Royal Jewels

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Die Geschichte des Amethyst Schmucks und von  königlichen Juwelen mit Amethyst:

Amethyst Diamant Halsband Anhänger Brosche| Prinzessin Alice | Countess Athlone Königlicher Schmuck und Juwelen
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Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond Coronet | Royal Jewel History

Queen Victoria's Sapphire and Diamond Coronet

Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond Coronet

Export bar to save Queen Victoria’s Coronet

Culture Minister steps in to prevent Queen Victoria’s coronet from export

Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet to keep it in the country.

Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT).

The coronet is considered one of the most important jewels of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was designed by Prince Albert for her in their wedding year 1840. As a young queen, she loved coloured gemstones, an interest which notably faded following Prince Albert’s death in 1861.

The coronet matched the sapphire and diamond brooch that Albert gave to her the day before their wedding. She even noted in her journal “My dear Albert has such good taste and arranges everything for me about my jewellery.” Most of the stones came from jewellery given to Victoria by King William IV and Queen Adelaide. The goldsmith behind the coronet was Joseph Kitching, who made it for £415.

Following Albert’s death in 1861, Queen Victoria refused to attend the State Opening of Parliament until 1866 when she wore the coronet, likely as a reminder of her husband, instead of her coronation crown, which she noted had hurt her a great deal during her coronation.

The coronet and the brooch also feature in one of the most famous official portraits of the young Queen Victoria. In 1842, Franz Xaver Winterhalter painted his first portrait of the Queen, in which she wears the coronet wrapped around her hair. This painting became one of the defining images of the Queen not only in Europe and the Empire, but throughout the world

Culture Minister Matt Hancock said:

Queen Victoria’s coronet is stunning. It is one of the most iconic jewels from a pivotal period in our history and symbolises one of our nation’s most famous love stories. I hope that we are able to keep the coronet in the UK and on display for the public to enjoy for years to come.

The coronet was given by King George V and Queen Mary to Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood on her marriage to Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
As personal property of the Lascelles family it  passed on to her son and heir, the 7th Earl of Harewood (George Lascelles) and eventually the 8th Earl. It was sold 2011-2012 to an dealer, mostly likely to raise money to pay for inheritance tax , who sold it to the export licence applicant. The Coronet in video

The decision to defer the export licence follows a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA), administered by The Arts Council.

The RCEWA made its recommendation on the grounds of the coronet’s close connection with our history and national life and its outstanding significance for the study of the young Queen Victoria.

RCEWA member Philippa Glanville said:

Key to the self-image of the young Victoria, this exquisite coronet was designed by her husband Prince Albert. Worn in her popular state portrait by Winterhalter of 1842, the year it was made, its combination of personal meaning and formality explains why she chose to wear it in 1866, emerging from mourning for the State Opening of Parliament. It evokes vividly the shared romantic taste of the time, and its form has become familiar through many reproductions. Its departure would be a great loss, given its beauty, its associations and its history.

The decision on the export licence application for the coronet will be deferred until 27 December 2016. This may be extended until 27 June 2017 if a serious intention to raise funds to purchase it is made at the recommended price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT).

Organisations or individuals interested in purchasing the coronet should contact the RCEWA on 0845 300 6200.

 

This jewel tells a very special story

– history of the Sapphire and Diamond Coronet in details from the Royal Magazin:

Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond  Coronet

and with new pictures  of the Sapphire and Diamond Coronet and  Holbein Locket

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond tiara>>

 

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The King George V Sapphire Parure, Necklace and Pendant>>

 

 

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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

Fringe Diamond Tiara Queen Victoria | Princess Beatrice Jewels

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Fringe Sunray Tiara given to her daughter Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. Below a picture of the Queen wearing the fringe tiara together with her diamond earpendants, diamond necklace, diamond brooches and diamond ear of wheat brooches.

Queen Victoria Diamond Fringe Sunray Tiara

Queen Victoria Diamond Fringe Sunray Tiara

More details of the jewels of Princess Beatrice >>

Prinzessin Beatrice von Battenberg erhielt von Ihrer Mutter der Königin von England ein Fringe „Fransen“ Diadem aus Diamanten, das für Königin Victoria ihm Jahr 1866 gefertigt wurde. Es war eine der wenigen Diademe, die Königin Victoria bis ins späte Alter trug, weil es leicht gearbeitet war und im Gegensatz zu den grossen Diademen ihr keine Kopfschmerzen bereitete. Zusammen mit grossen Diamant Ohrringen, einem Diamant Halsband, mehreren kleineren Broschen und Diamant Ährenbroschen ist sie auf einem offiziellen Bild zum Kronjubiläum dargestellt.

Die Königin Victoria besass noch andere „Fringe“ Fransen oder Strahlen Diademe…

zum Teil vererbt aus der Familie wie auch diese:

More Fringe Tiara Jewels:

Fife Diamond Fringe Tiara Diadem | Royal Jewels of England – Wedding Princess Royal | Louise of Wales

Duchess of Kent Fringe Tiara | Mother of Queen Victoria  wedding gift to Princess Arthur of Connaught | Princess Louise

Connaught Fringe Tiara  | Wedding present to Lady Patricia Romsay

Connaught Fringe Tiara Necklace | Prinzessin Louise von Preussen | Herzogin von Connaught

Queen Victorias Fabergé Sapphire Brooch | Royal Jewels

The Diamond Jubilee Sapphire and Diamond Brooch | Jewels of Queen Victoria

Four of Princess Alice’s surviving children and their spouses gave their grandmother a magnificent diamond and sapphire brooch. The Emperor and Empress of Russia, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna “Ella” and the Grand Duke Serge along with Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg’s gift was

“…a brooch with an open pendant heart of diamonds, bearing in the centre the number „60“ in Slavonic characters. It has on the top a cabochon sapphire and there are two large sapphire drops.”    Weiterlesen

Royal Jewels Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

Prinzessin Louise von Grossbritannien und Nordirland, Tochter von Queen Victoria
Geschenke an Queen Victorias 4. Tochter Louise anlässlich ihrer Hochzeit mit dem späteren Duke of Argyll.

Tiara | Weddinggift to Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll | Wedding | Hochzeit

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll | Weddinggifts | Hochzeitsgeschenke

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll | Marriage presents | Schmuck zur Hochzeit

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll | Tiara | Diadem

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll | Jewels with Pearls| Schmuck mit Perlen

Tiara Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll Tiara| Herzogin von Argyll | Diamantdiadem

Marriage Souvenir Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll Gifts| Herzogin von Argyll | Hochzeits Medaillons

Princess Marie-Christine of Kent | Daisy Brooches

Wie ich schon beim Erstellen der Webseite im Jahr 2008 erwähnt habe, hat die Herzogin von Argyll einen grossen Teil Ihres Schmucks der Familie des Herzogs von Kent vermacht.
Nun konnte ich ein weiteres Schmuckstück zuordnen, das Katherine Herzogin von Kent getragen hat, es handelt sich um das Hochzeitsgeschenk von Königin Victoria von England. Ein Anhänger mit einem grossen Smaragden und Diamanten – der jetzt als Smaragdbrosche getragen wird.