The Mexican wedding present, turquoise brooch to Princess Elizabeth the future Queen of Great Britain and Irland | Königin Elisabeth II. von England>>
Pectoral Badge of Yanhuitlan | The wedding gift of the citizens of Mexico was sent by Dr Miguel Alemán Valdés , President of Mexico, on the occasion on the marriage of Princess Elizabeth II in 1947.
Never seen worne in public, by the Queen, but one of the costly presents to her marriage.
Overseas League wedding gift clip brooch to Princess Elizabeth the future Queen of Great Britain and Irland | Königin Elisabeth II. von England
Every jewel of the Queen tells a story – more about the history…
Princess Alice of Great Britain and Irland, the second daughter of Queen Victoria married Prince Louis of Hesse.
The royal wedding presents >> are costly
Prinzessin Alice Grossherzogin von Hessen bei Rhein |Geschenke zur Hochzeit und Vermählung | Royale Juwelen und Königlicher Schmuck|England Deutschland
Princess Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse by Rhine | Royal Marriage presents Wedding gifts|England German Royal Jewels
Prinzessin Alice, Grossherzogin of Hessen bei Rheine | Royale Saphir Parure Collier, Brosche und Ohrringe |Juwelen und Schmuck Geschenk des Prinz of Wales
Royal Wedding Gift to Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine 1843-78
Princess Victoria of Hesse, Princess of Battenberg | Royal Jewel History | Grand Duchess Alice Sapphire-Diamond Pearl Parure
Princess Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse by Rhine | Diamond Riviere Empress of Russia |Royal Marriage Presents & Wedding Gifts
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.
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>>
Princess Eugenie, daughter of the Duke of York and his former wife Duchess 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 jewellery 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.
Closed friends, from the beginning – Margaret Greville rose to become a millionairess and prominent society hostess and friend to the royalty and politicians. A ‚beeress‘, her father making millions from McEwans lager, following an advantageous marriage to one of Edward VII’s best friends, Captain Ronald Greville, Mrs. Greville created two magnificent houses, Polesden Lacy now National Trust and the opulent luxury, 16 Charles Street, Mayfair.
Mrs. „Ronnie“ Greville courtship the Mountbattens and the Duke and Duchess of York, who became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and in fact, both are honeymooned at Polesden Lacy. Among her friends she numbered Edward VII, Queen Mary, George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Queen Ena, Sir Ernest Cassel, the Rothschild and Mussolini. She lived of tumultous historic events, as the halcyon years of the Edwardian era, the Roaring 20s, the Depresssion, two World Wars, and the London Blitz.
Dame Greville had no children and originally intended to leave – a lot of her jewellery was beyond beautiful, was bequeathed to the Royal Family who still wear it,
Greville Emerald Tiara Kokoshnik Princess Eugenie Royal Wedding Mrs 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 >>
QUEEN MOTHER’S JUWEL CASKET – Greville Diamond Necklace Collier Boucheron | Her Majesty the Queen Mother wearing the five row necklace, also a gift of Mrs Greville
Royal Sapphires |Wedding Gifts & Presents| Duchess of York | Sapphires Jewels of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
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 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
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>>
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>>
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
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……
*Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia 16 February 1786 [OS 5 February] – 23 June 1859
*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.
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.