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Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie | Queen Victoria’s brillant Ears of wheat | Queen England

On the second occassion of her marriage, Princess Eugenie is wearing another historic jewel from the Queens vault, the Queen Adelaide’s Ears of Wheat Brooches/Hair ornaments.

Diamond Ears of Wheat Brooches Hair Ornaments... Princess Eugenie also wore a hair slide belonging to Her Majesty The Queen, the Wheat-Ear Brooches.
Diamond Ears of Wheat Brooches Hair Ornaments…
Princess Eugenie also wore a hair slide belonging to Her Majesty The Queen, the Wheat-Ear Brooches.

King William IV commissioned a set of six diamond ears of wheat to be used as brooches or hair ornaments in 1830 for Queen Adelaide, using 580 diamonds from King George III`s collection, they were among the heirloom jewels handed over by Queen Adelaide to Queen Victoria in 1837. Due to the King of Hanover`s successful claim against Queen Victoria for Queen Charlotte`s jewels, three of these had to be remade in 1858.

See Queen Victoria with three of the ears of wheat, each on the side of her gown, on the top left. More about the royal jewel and the history of the ears of wheat in diamond>>

 

Greville Diamond and Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara | Princess Eugenie Royal Wedding

Princess Eugenie, daughter of the Duke of York and his former wife Sarah, on her wedding day, wearing the Greville Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara, lent by her grandmother the Queen. The royal tiara was made for Mrs Greville a famous jewelllery collector, by Boucheron and bequeted to Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1942, she wore it not in public, „In the bad time“… instead after the war.

Greville Emerald Tiara Kokoshnik Princess Eugenie Royal Wedding
Greville Emerald Tiara Kokoshnik Princess Eugenie Royal Wedding

Greville Emerald Tiara Kokoshnik Princess Eugenie Royal WeddingMrs Greville wore the tiara on some royal occassion, as well as pictured on top in the second row in 1937, like a bandeau. check for more details about the history of the amazing Greville Diamond and Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara >>

Royal Sapphires |Wedding Gifts & Presents| Duchess of York | Sapphires Jewels of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Princess Margaret’s Royal Sapphires and Diamond Brooch | Lady Sarah Snowdon-Chatto

Sunburst Diamond Brooch Pendant | Duchess of York | Royal Engagement Gifts & Presents | Jewels Queen Mother England

Pearl and diamond sautoir of pearls diamond side-pieces, diamond triangular endpiece and pearl drop| Marriage – The gift of Citizens of London

Pearl and diamond platinum sautoir necklace, emerald and diamond tassel | Royal Jewels | Wedding gift of the Countess of Strathmore

Wedding Gifts & Royal Presents| Duchess of York | Jewels of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother England

Diamond Spray Brooch | Royal Jewels Queen Mother |England British Royal Family| Princess Margaret Countess Snowdon

Art deco leaf brooch with Sapphire, diamond, emerald, amethyst and ruby | Cartier | Royal Jewels England

Diamond Gifts for the Royal Family 8.55ct solitaire marquise diamond was presented to Queen Elizabeth| England

Greville Diamond earrings and pearshaped Diamond pendants| England Royal Jewels

Greville Emerald and Diamond Koskoshnik|Boucheron Tiara | Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie England| Jewels of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Queen Victoria’s Household Diamond Jubilee Diamond and tear-drop Pearl Brooch| Royal Historic Jewelry

Diamond Jubilee Sapphire Brooch | Queen Victoria | British Royal Jewels

The Diamond Jubilee Bracelet| Royal Imperial Jewels of Queen Victoria

The Diamond Fringe Brooch| Royal Jewels | Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Fringe Brooch| Royal Imperial Jewelry | Königin Victoria’s Diamantbrosche

Queen Victoria’s Emerald Jewels |Royal Jewel History | Königin Victoria’s Smaragd Schmuck

Royal Weddings| England U.K British Royals | Hochzeiten im englischen Königshaus

Russian Diamond and Sapphire Brooch | Presented to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs

In 1897 the grandchildren of Queen Victoria, all daughters and the son, from Princess Alice of Hesse:

Czar & Czaritsa of Russia , Grand Duke Louis & Grand Duchess
Victoria Melita of Hesse, Grand Duke Serge & Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Prince & Princess Louis of Battenberg

presented to her grandmother an extraordinary russian sapphire and diamond brooch>>

Russian Diamond and Sapphire Brooch | Presented to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee
Russian Diamond and Sapphire Brooch | Presented to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This brooch will be on public at the exhibition Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace from Friday, 9 Nov 2018 – Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

This is an update and I remember very well, when we find out the details of this brooch in 2011 see the sketch of the brooch and story>>

Mary Princess of Orange | England | Princess Mary’s Diamond Brooch

Mary Princess of Orange | England | Princess Mary's Diamond Brooch
Mary Princess of Orange | England | Princess Mary’s Diamond Brooch
Princess Mary was born on 4 November 1631 at St. James’s Palace, the eldest daughter of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria.
On 2 May 1641, at the age of nine,  the kings daughter was married to William II, son of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and Amalia von Solms, at the Chapel Royal, Whitehall Palace.

 Mary is shown wearing her wedding ring and the large diamond brooch given to her by her husband on 3 May 1641, the day after their marriage. A large pearl necklace and costly pearls in her hair, like a ribbon. A gem setted bracelet on the left.
Look at her spectacular coral gown, decorated with silver thread trim along its border, is thought to be similar to that worn for her wedding, rather than the cloth of silver-gold she wears.  The apparent weight of the fabric, falling in broad, heavy folds, along with the bright highlights along the creases, suggest the fabric may have been cloth of silver. Shimmering highlights, applied in swift, cross-hatched strokes, were used as a form of shorthand by artists, mimicking the lustre of metallic threads as the textile caught the light. In accordance with the fashion of the period, her gown is open down the front, revealing a stiffened stomacher across the chest and a matching skirt beneath.
The ribbons, which would at one time have been functional, lacing the skirt and stomacher to the bodice, were applied purely as adornment. One ribbon, however has been pinned or stitched flat to disguise the seam between the bodice and skirt.
The Princess’s brooch, the string of pearls and ribbons on her shimmering dress are rendered with remarkable precision and delicacy, characteristics that defined the artist’s finest late works.

She was baptized on the same day by William Laud, Bishop of London. Mary remained in England for a year after the marriage, eventually following her husband to Holland in 1642, accompanied by her mother and a train of four hundred courtiers. In March 1647, William II succeeded his father as Stadholder of the Dutch Republic and Mary became Princess of Orange. Her new position at court, however, caused conflict with her mother-in-law. The ill health which Frederick Henry had suffered between 1640 and his death in 1647 had meant that Amalia had effectively ruled as Regent and Stadtholder during this time. Mary’s appearance at court seems to have represented something of a challenge to her mother-in-law, with one of Mary’s ladies allegedly saying that ‘it was time the princess should run the country’, since Amalia had done so for so long.  Source: christie’s

Ruby Diamond Star | Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught

Rubin Diamant Stern | Romanov Preussen |Königlicher Schmuck von Luise Margarete Prinzessin von Preussen, Herzogin von Connaught>>

When Prince Arthur, son of Queen Victoria, Duke of Connaught saw the original portrait of his bride, in November 1878 he wrote to  Queen Victoria to describe it:
‘It is really lovely, so like and yet so pretty and natural – She is taken three quarters face in a low gown of a creamy colour, her hair quite plain, my locket round her neck on a thin gold chain(probably his engagement gift), and that ruby and diamond star left her by her Grandmama* on her breast…

Which grandmother of Princess Luise Margarethe of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught, left her the large star brooch with ruby?

We know both of the Grandmamas……

Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught Rubin Diamant Stern | Romanov Preussen |Königlicher Schmuck von Luise Margarete Prinzessin von Preussen, Herzogin von Connaught
Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught
Rubin Diamant Stern | Romanov Preussen |Königlicher Schmuck von Luise Margarete Prinzessin von Preussen, Herzogin von Connaught

Maternal grandmother:

*Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia 16 February 1786 [OS 5 February] – 23 June 1859

Paternal grandmother:

*Princess Frederica Wilhelmina Louise Amalia of Prussia (30 September 1796 – 1 January 1850) was a daughter of Prince Louis Carl of Prussia and Frederica of Meklenburg-Strelitz. She was a member of the House of Hohenzollern. By her marriage to Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, she would become Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau.

More about the Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught>>

 

 

Louise Margaret Princess of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught Wedding | Hochzeit
Duchess of Connaught Pearls |Royal Jewels Perlen Hochzeits-Geschenk an die Prinzessin von Preussen
Duchess of Connaught Royal Jewelry | Königlicher Schmuck der Herzogin von Connaught
Royal Bride and Bridesmaids Prussia Connaught | Juwelen Geschenke and die Herzogin von Connaught
Connaught Diamond Stars| Duchess Jewelry| Diamant Sterne der Herzogin
Turkish Diamond Rosettes Necklace| Fringe Tiara | Royal Jewels |Türkischen Diamanten im Collier
Diamond Bow Brooch |Royal Jewellry | Diamantschleife als Brosche der preussischen Prinzesssin
Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emeralds | Head Jewel| Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria
Princess Patricia of Connaught | Lady Pat Ramsey Diamond Fringe Tiara Royal Jewels
Alexandra Duchess of Fife | Royal Diamond Jewels Fringe Tiara |Princess Arthur of Connaught

Smaragd Diamant Tiara | Imperialer Schmuck Frankreich |Herzogin von Angouleme

Smaragd Diamant Tiara | Imperialer Schmuck Frankreich | Herzogin von Angouleme>>

Smaragd Diamant Tiara | Imperialer Schmuck Frankreich |Herzogin von Angouleme
Smaragd Diamant Tiara | Imperialer Schmuck Frankreich |Herzogin von Angouleme

Die Tiara aus Smaragden und Diamanten ist ein Meisterwerk des Schmucks aus der Zeit der „Restauration der Bourbonen“.
Es bereicherte die Sammlung des Schmuck der Französischen Krone ungemein, die 1887 versteigert wurde.

Im Auftrag von Louis XVIII wurde es für seine Nichte der Herzogin von Angouleme, von Christophe-Frédéric Bapst und Jacques Evrard Bapst, Juweliere Krone bis zum Zweiten Reich, ausgeführt.
Ein prächtiges Diadem für eine königliche Prinzessin Marie Therese, die Herzogin von Angouleme (1778-1851), Tochter von Ludwig XVI. und Nichte Ludwigs XVIII., erhielt dieses Schmuckstück von ihrem Onkel.

Royal Tour in 1901 | Six maple leaf diamond brooch | Queen Mary

Royal presents – Showered with costly gifts to Mary Duchess of Cambridge later Queen Mary, in 1901 on the Royal Tour, special from the Canadians   – Montreal presented a extraordinary six maple leaf and diamond brooch autum colored.
A mink fur cape, lined with ermine, trimmed with sable tails, the gift

Duchess of Cornwall and York, later Queen Mary Montreal six maple leaf brooch corsage with diamonds
Duchess of Cornwall and York, later Queen Mary Montreal six maple leaf brooch corsage with diamonds

of the ladies of Ottawa. The fur cape was fastened with a gold clasp fashioned into maple leaves, the gift of New Brunswick.

More about the Royal Tour and the Royal presents>>

 

 

 

 

 

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds

über Königlichen Schmuck und deren Geschichte!

Als ich 2016 die ersten Bilder der Herzogin von Kent entdeckte und die erste Magazinseite entstand, wusste ich noch nicht, dass es sich um eine der wichtigen Schmuckstücke der Liste aus dem Verkauf der Romanov Juwelen von Zarinwitwe Maria Alexandrovna handelt.
1928, wurden sie nach einer Schätzung  des Juweliers Hennell London von ihrer Tochter Grossfürstin Xenia, zum Verkauf angeboten.  Es war eines der kostbaren Juwelenbroschen von Maria Feodorovna, der privaten Romanov Juwelen, keine Kronjuwelen. Ein weiters Schmuck-Rätsel ist gelöst.

 

When I discovered the first pictures of the Duchess of Kent in 2016 and the first magazine page was created, I did not yet know that this was one of the important jewels on the list from the sale of the Romanov jewels by Dowager Empress Maria Alexandrovna.
In 1928, according to an estimate by the jeweller Hennell London, they were offered for sale by their daughter Grand Duchess Xenia. It was one of the precious jewel brooches of Maria Feodorovna, the private Romanov jewels, not crown jewels. Another jewelry puzzle is solved.

More about the history of the famous brooch of the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds

later owned by the Duchesses of Kent:

Romanov Jewels|Russian Sapphire Cabochon Diamond Brooch| Duchess of Kent

 

Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Faberge | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.

Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Fabergé | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.

Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Faberge | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.
Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Faberge | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.

In August 1909, Tsar Nicholas II and his family made their last visit to England. They attended the annual regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, and the royal families dined together on each other’s yachts. A local photographer was commissioned to record the occasion and produced a double portrait of the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and his cousin Emperor Nicholas, which shows the strong family resemblance.
During the visit the Princess of Wales (later Queen Mary) was given a jewel as present, see above in the picture, a diamond-set Fabergé brooch made from a Siberian amethyst, a stone famous for its intense purple hue.
More details and impressions of the the Czars visit in 1909 at Cowes click

This and other  imperial gifts and  royal presents are on display at

Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace 9 November 2018 – 28 April 2019

Henrietta Jenny Fraser |Mrs Walter Ralph Bankes | Palmetten ornament tiara

Henrietta Jenny Fraser |Mrs Walter Ralph Bankes after her marriage, with her palmetten ornament tiara, spray brooch, pearl necklaces and the large Benkes stomacher brooch.
Henrietta Jenny Fraser |Mrs Walter Ralph Bankes after her marriage, with her palmetten ornament tiara, spray brooch, pearl necklaces and the large Benkes stomacher brooch.

Henrietta Jenny Fraser |Mrs Walter Ralph Bankes after her marriage, with her palmetten ornament tiara, spray brooch, pearl necklaces and the large Benkes stomacher brooch.

The Bankes family have lived in Dorset since the 17th century and owned land in east Dorset and Purbeck, including Studland. During this time the Bankes were often considered one of the most powerful families in England, owning both the estates of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy. In 1981, when her son, John Ralph Bankes died, he left the 16,000 acre estate to the National Trust.