Nearly all the jewels were sold during an auction the French government conducted in 1887, and only a few of them survive in original condition. Several of the larger items were broken up before the auction . Others have been dismantled in the years since, and a number of the diamonds have been recut.
An important wedding was held at 1865:
Princesse Anne Murat 1841-1924 married Antoine-Just-Léon-Marie de Noailles, 9e prince de Poix, 6e duc espagnol de Mouchy.
The members of the imperial family of France attend and amazing jewels are given to the bride, which was a closed friend of the Empress Eugenie of France.
Zwei Königskinder – zweier Königsfamilien heirateten 1924 in Bad Mergentheim. Die Braut, Princessin Nadeshda, wurde von der Großmutter des Bräutigams, Herzogin Maria Theresia und ihrer Schwester der Prinzessin Eudoxie von Bulgarien und der Bräutigam von seinem Vater Herzog Albrecht von Würtemberg und dem ehemaligen Zaren Ferdinand von Bulgarien dem Vater der Braut, zum Altar geführt.
Unter den Gästen befanden sich die Geschwister des Bräutigams Herzog Philipp Albrecht und Herzogin Marie Margarete, ferner Herzog und Herzogin Robert sowie Herzog Ulrich von Württemberg. Kyrill von Bulgarien der Bruder der Braut und Prinz und Prinzessin Johann Georg von Sachsen, der Herzog von Coburg mit Tochter und die Familien der Häuser Hohenlohe und Leiningen.
Die Prinzessin trug Familienschmuck, der vorher ihrer Grossmutter der Prinzessin von Frankreich, Herzogin Clementine von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha gehörte. Mehr zu der Geschichte und der Historie von den Juwelen und Schmuck>>
Royal Wedding of two royal families in 1924 in Bad Mergentheim. The bride Princess Nadshda, was led by the grandmother of the groom, Duchess Maria Theresia and her sister Princess Eudoxie of Bulgaria and the groom from his father Duke Albrecht of Wurtemberg and the Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, to the altar.
Among the guests were the sisters of the bridegroom Duke Philipp Albrecht and Duchess Marie Margarete, also Duke and Duchess Robert and Duke Ulrich of Württemberg. Kyrill of Bulgaria the bride’s brother and Prince and Princess Johann Georg of Saxony, the Duke of Coburg with daughter and the families of the homes Hohenlohe and Leiningen.
The princess wore family jewelry that belonged to her grandmother Princess of France, Duchess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha >>
In 1856 the crown jeweler Bapst created a comb for Empress Eugenie using diamonds from the French crown jewels. The head ornament had nine long diamond pendants called pampilles or aiquillettes.
At the auction of the French crown jewels in 1887, Tiffany’s bought four pampilles and sold two of them to Junius Spencer Morgan, the wealthy patriarch of the renowned merchant banking family.
He put these 2 pampilles in the safe with this order:
The contents of this box „2 diamond pendants from the Crown Jewels of France“ as described in the papers which accompany them are the property of my daughter Mary Ethel Burns.
They were handed to me by her Grandfather on the 29th June 20/88 to be held in Trust for her.
Walter H. Burns.
It was an exquisite and amazing present to his granddaughter May Burns.
She remounted the pampilles and the twenty-eight diamonds into a fringe necklace. It is said that the old-mine cut diamonds are I to J in colourc, SI to I1 clarity in lively brilliance.
The historic Dowager Viscountess Harcourt Diamond Necklace went to Tiffany & Co., on auction in October 2015, who first purchased the 28 diamonds on the necklace at the 1887 French Crown Jewels auction in Paris. US$1,548,718 / CHF 1,505,959 Source:Sotheby’s;