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Princess Eugenie of Greece wedding|Prince Radziwill| Marriage gifts

Radziwill Diamant Tiara with 7 pear shaped diamonds wedding gift to Archduchess Renata Princess of Radziwill
Radziwill Diamant Tiara with 7 pear shaped diamonds wedding gift to Archduchess Renata Princess of Radziwill

The civil ceremony of the wedding of Princes Eugenie of Greece, cousin of King George of Greece and of the Duchess of Kent, to Prince Dominique Radziwill of Poland took place at the Town Hall of the 16th Arrondissement in Paris the religious ceremony happening two ays later at the Church of St. Louis des Invalides>>

The bride, who met Prince Dominique only three months ago at the wedding of the Crown Prince Paul, was given away by her father, Prince George of Greece.

Standesamtliche Trauung von Prinzessin Eugenie von Griechenland - Dänemark mit dem Prinzen Radziwill|Civil Marriage
Standesamtliche Trauung von Prinzessin Eugenie von Griechenland – Dänemark mit dem Prinzen Radziwill|Civil Marriage

Princess Eugenie of Greece was the daughter of Prince George, uncle of King George of the Hellenes. Her engagement  to Prince Dominique Radziwill, the son of Prince Jerome Radziwill and the Archduchess Renee Marie of Austria.
It is only recently that the Greek Royal Family gathered to celebrate the wedding of her cousin,  The wedding took place at the Chapel of 5 St Louis des Invalides  of Prince Dominique Radziwill , son Of Prince Jerome Radziwill and of the late Archduchess Renata Maria of Austria , to Princess Eugenie of Greece , daughter of Prince George of Greece and Princess George .

The witnesses for the bride , who is a first cousin of the Duchess of Kent , were Prince Valdemar of Denmark , her great-uncle , and her father and for the bridegroom , Prince Jerome Radziwill , his father , and Archduke Charles Albert of Hapsburg,
The congregation included Princess Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma , Prince and Princess Rene of Bourbon-Parma , Princess Alex of Denmark , Grand Duke Dimitri ,  Princess Margaret of Denmark , Princess Alexandra of Greece , Prince Eric of Denmark , Prince and Princess Vigo of Denmark . Prince Bertil of Sweden , and  members of the Diplomatic Corps.

 

Queen Olga of Greece Diamond and Pearl Devant de Corsage| Royal Historic Jewelry

Jewels Princess Marie Bonaparte | Diamand and Pearl Devant de Corsage| Royal Historic Jewelry

Sapphire Parure Princess Eugenie of Greece | Princess Torre e Tasso| Royal Historic Jewelry

Olive Wreath Cartier Diamond Tiara| Trousseau Princess Marie Bonaparte| Royal Historic Jewelry

Olive Leaf Branch Tiara | Pearl and Diamond Comp/Brooch| Royal Historic Jewels

Diamond Pear-shaped Tiara | Wedding Diadem Princess Radziwill | Royal Marriage Princess Eugenie of Greece

Radziwill Diamond Pear-shaped Tiara | Wedding Diadem Princess Marie Dolores Radziwill | Royal Marriage Archduchess Renata

Standesamtliche Trauung von Prinzessin Eugenie von Griechenland – Dänemark mit dem Prinzen Radziwill|Civil Marriage

Fürstliche Brautsoiree Juni 1885 |Schmuck und Juwelen|Vermählung der Prinzessin Elisabeth Radziwill und Graf Roman Potocki

Queen Olga of Greece Emerald Jewels | Royal Historic Jewelry |Smaragd Schmuck der griechischen Königin

Diamond and Pearl Cartier Tiara| Princess Anastasia of Greece| Royal Historic Jewelry

Prinzessin Anastasia | Royal Jewel History|Petit-Point Platin Bandeau von Cartier 1912

 

Queen Mary | Diamond Brooch of the County of Lincoln | Wedding Gift

more   about the wedding gift of Queen Mary  from the County of Lincoln – the story behind the royal  jewel…

 

Queen Mary | Diamond Brooch Wedding Gift of the County of Lincoln | Royal Marriage Present This brooch was given as a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York.
Queen Mary | Diamond Brooch Wedding Gift of the County of Lincoln | Royal Marriage Present
This brooch was given as a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Bandeau from the vault of the Queen:

Queen Mary | Diamond Bandeau with the County of Lincoln Brooch | Wedding Gift

Duchess of Sussex Bridal Tiara |Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau with County of Lincoln Brooch | Royal Wedding

Queen Mary | Diamond Brooch Wedding Gift of the County of Lincoln | Royal Marriage Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle in 1880 | Princess Frederica of Hanover Princess of Great Britain and Irlandof Hanover|

Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle in 1880 | Princess Frederica of Hanover Princess of Great Britain and Irland
Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle in 1880 | Princess Frederica of Hanover Princess of Great Britain and Irland

Frederica Princess of Hanover|Princess of Great-Britain |Royal Jewels| Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts and Jewellery Presents>>

THE MARRIAGE OF H.RH. PRINCESS FREDERICA HANOVER

The marriage of H.R.H. Princess Frederica Sophia Maria Henrietta Amelia Theresa of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, was solemnised on the 24th of April in 1880, at three o’clock in the afternoon, in the Private chapel of Windsor Castle, the presence of er Majesty.

The Queen, as head of the family, sanctioned her union with the Baron Luitberg Alexander George Lionel Alphonse Freiherr von Pawel Remmingen, some time Equerry to her father, the late King of Hanover.

Marriage Marchioness of Carisbrooke |Battenberg Heirloom Jewels | Royal Wedding

Marriage Marchioness of Carisbrooke |Battenberg Heirloom Jewels | Royal Weddin
Marriage Marchioness of Carisbrooke |Battenberg Heirloom Jewels | Royal Wedding

 

Marriage Marchioness of Carisbrooke |Battenberg Heirloom Jewels | Royal Wedding Gift and Presents

 

The wedding of Alexander, Marquess Carisbrooke, previously known Prince Alexander Battenberg. On November 7, 1917, the eldest son of Princess Beatrice, was created by letters patent Marquess of Carisbrooke, Earl of Berkhamsted and Viscount Launceston. He had lived at the Court of his grandmother, Queen Victoria, until he was aged fourteen and was a favorite grandson.

Some interesting unknown royal jewels are come to the light, Mrs Greville present a sapphire pendant brooch probably one of her amazing jewellery collection which was later owned by the Queen Mother Elizabeth.

Lady Irene Denison | Marchioness of Carisbrooke| Royal Wedding Jewels

Diamond Roses Spray| Fürstin von Battenberg Julie Hauke | Marchioness of Carisbrooke| | Royal Wedding Jewels

Large Diamond Brooch with Sapphire| Royal Marriage | Marchioness of Carisbrooke| Battenberg | Royal Wedding Jewels

The Arcade Tiara of Marchioness of Carisbrooke | Diadem | Royal Jewel History

Arches Tiara Diadem of the Marchioness of Carisbrooke | Royal Diamond Jewellery and Sapphire Brooches Bracelet, Emerald Brooche
Arches Tiara Diadem of the Marchioness of Carisbrooke | Royal Diamond Jewellery and Sapphire Brooches Bracelet, Emerald Brooche

Diamond Brooches with Sapphire| Diamond Bandeau |Royal Marriage | Marchioness of Carisbrooke| Royal Wedding Jewels

Strawberry Leaf Coronet |Tiara | Marchioness von Carisbrooke mit dem Diamant-Diadem>>

The Princess Royal’s Gothic Tiara- Enamel, Sapphire, Citrine and Diamond Arts and Crafts Diadem

The Princess Royal's Gothic Tiara- Enamel,Sapphire,Citrine and Diamond Arts and Crafts Diadem | The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood owned an Arts and Crafts tiara
The Princess Royal’s Gothic Tiara- Enamel,Sapphire,Citrine and Diamond Arts and Crafts Diadem | The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood owned an Arts and Crafts tiara

The Princess Royal’s Gothic Tiara  from her parents to mark her betrothal in November 1921 with the Viscount of Lascelles

Enamel, Sapphire, Citrine and Diamond Arts and Crafts Diadem | The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood owned an Arts and Crafts head ornament made by the falcon studio a jewel from the designer Henry George Murphy, more about that hidden treasure>>

Königliche Hochzeitsgeschenke | Schmuck Prinzessin Royal Mary >>
Royal Wedding gifts to Mary Princess Royal | Viscountess Lascelles | Countess Harwood>>
The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The King George V Sapphire Parure, Necklace and Pendant>>
The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond tiara>>
The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The Imperial Sapphire Necklace of Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna>>
Mary The Princess Royal’s Emerald Cabochon jewels – Engagement Ring
The Princess Royal’s Emeralds – The Royal Navy Negligé and the Yorkshire County Brooch>>
VAD`s Tiara| Emerald and diamond tiara with large diamonds set in a shamrock pattern >>
Lavalliere | The Citizens of the City of London Diamond Chain and Pendant | Royal Jewels >>
The Princess Royals‘ Diamonds – Diamond Clasp, Brooch, Pendant Royal Jewels >>
The Princess Royals‘ Turquoise Diamond Stomacher and Foxhound Brooch>>
Mary Princess Royal | Royal Pearls and Pearl Ropes>>
Harewood- Lascelles Royal Jewels | Diamond feather brooches>>
Princess Mary |Royal Jewellery|Queen Mary’s Diamond Jewels>>
The Princess Royal’s Diamonds – The Lord and Lady Inchcape Diamond Fringe tiara and necklace>>
Princess Mary Diamond Jewels | Queen Alexandra’s Butterfly Brooch >>
Princess Mary Diamond Scroll Tiara | Queen Mary’s Sapphire Brooch >>
The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – Sapphire and Diamond Arts and Crafts Tiara| Jugendstil Diadem mit Saphiren und Diamanten

Royal Jewels | Diamond Ribbon Devante de Corsage | Bow Stomacher | Duchess of Beaufort Lady Mary Cambridge

Royal Jewels | Ribbon Devante de Corsage | Bow Stomacher | Duchess of Beaufort Lady Mary Cambridge
Royal Jewels | Ribbon Devante de Corsage | Bow Stomacher | Duchess of Beaufort Lady Mary Cambridge

 

As member of the Royal Family, this Diamond jewels>> are worne at

Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937 and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 – as well as the royal weddings in 1936 and 1947 more about the story behind the royal jewelry>>

Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort |Royal Wedding Presents & Jewel Gifts

Victoria Constance Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort | Royal Wedding of Princess Mary of Teck- The Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge Royal Wedding Presents Princess Mary of Teck |Lady Cambridge
Victoria Constance Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort | Royal Wedding of Princess Mary of Teck- The Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge

Mary Duchess of Beaufort | Royal Wedding Presents & Jewel Gifts >>

Costly jewelry are presented to Lady Mary Cambridge, the bride, from the Royal family of England Breat Britain

Royal Wedding Lady Mary of Cambridge | Beaufort

 Royal Marriage | Victoria Constance Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort | Royal Wedding of Princess Mary of Teck- The Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge ROYAL MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS Mary of Teck
Royal Marriage | Victoria Constance Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort | Royal Wedding of Princess Mary of Teck- The Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge

Royal Bride in 1923 :

Lady Mary of Cambridge  weds the heir of the Duke of Beaufort>>

the bride’s mother (the Marchioness of Cambridge), wearing a gown of pale pleated grey georgette with a silver and grey brcocade cloak and silver tissue hat trimmed with pastel-coloured flowers, who, assisted , by her daughter, the Lady Helena performed the honours of receiving the Royal guest as:

King and Queen and other members the Royal family  Queen Alexandra and the Dowager Empress of Russia  greets the newly weds: the Marquis and Marchioness Worcester.

Lady Frederic Cambridge, the Earl and Countess Eltrram, the Duchess of Newcastle, Constance Duchess Westminster, Catherine Duchess Westminster, the Earl and Countess Shaftesbury, Lady Mary Ashley Cooper, Lady Mary Stanley, the Countess Earl and Countess, cf Lonsdale, the Dowager Marchioness Linlithgow, Sir George and Lady Holford. the Countess of Mount-Edgeumhe. Viscountess Boyne (Princess Mark’s sister-in-law), Lady Coke, Lady Victoria Manners, Bishop Glyn aid Mary Lady Henry Seymour, the Countess Scarborough, Lady Islington, the Countess cf Huntingdon, the Dowager Countess of Leicester, Lord and Lady Barwick, Lord and Lady Forrester, Lord and Lady Henry Fitzgerald. Lady Maud Warrender, Lady Cledagh Anson, the Countess St. Germans, the Earl and Countess Kerry, Lady Lansdowne, Lady Lord Lady Long of Wraxall, and Lord Willughby-de-Broke.

Valkyrie Cartier Diamond Tiara| Important Noble Jewels | Mary Duchess of Roxburghe | Jewel History

Valkyrie Cartier Diamond Tiara| Important Noble Jewels | Mary Duchess of Roxburghe | Jewel History
Valkyrie Cartier Diamond Tiara| Important Noble Jewels | Mary Duchess of Roxburghe | Jewel History

……on angel wings!!

from the dream to fly, myhts and jewels which are high in fashion in the 19th century…..

Diamond mercury wings | bird feathers Aigrette with diamonds | royal winged tiara | royal dove wing diadem:

Valkyrie Cartier Diamond Tiara| Important Noble Jewels | Mary Duchess of Roxburghe | Historic Jewelry

CHAUMET Diamond Wings Tiara Brooches| Wedding Gift Jewels| Royal Marriage Presents | Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain

Valkyrie’s Wings and diamond bird wings|Westminster Jewels|Feather Tiara and Brooch by Chaumet

Princess Royal Mary | Diamond Feather brooches | Bird Feather Jewel

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia | Diamond feather Aigrette | Imperial Jewels | Wings

Queen Alexandra of Great Britain and Irland | Royal Diamond Wings and Feather Aigrette

Queen Maud of Norway Royal Jewels | Aigrette with Ruby and Diamonds

Princess Caroline of Monaco | Diamond Wings | Chaumet Brooch – Diadem | Devante de Corsage
Princess Caroline of Monaco | Princess of Hannover | Chaumet Diamond Wings

Beatrice Borromeo Cashiragi Wedding Jewels| Royal Diamond Eagle Wings | Chaumet

Diamond Wing Diadem | Royal Wedding Gift | Victoria Melita Grand Duchess of Hesse
Duke of Teck wedding present | diamond brooch in shape of two wings with cornelian heart centret| Marchioness of Cambridge| 

 

The diamond encrusted Imperial State Crown| Royal Jewel History

To mark her 65th coronation jubilee, this year, the Queen of  Great Britain  and Irland explain her coronation jewel….

The St Edward’s Crown was used by Archbishop of Canterbury at actual moment of the monarch’s coronation.

Queen Elizabeth swapped crown for lighter Imperial State Crown before leaving Westminster Abbey on the day of her coronation.

What’s about the large Spinel which she love?
The Crown is fitted with a purple velvet cap and ermine band. Small plates on the reverse of the ‚Black Prince’s Ruby‘ and the ‚Stuart Sapphire‘ are engraved to commemorate the history of the Crown

The Imperial State Crown 1937

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Jewels Crown | Royal History Diamond State Crown
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Jewels Crown | Royal History Diamond State Crown

 

The Black Prince’s Ruby

The Black Prince’s Ruby is a large, irregular cabochon red spinel weighing 170 carats (34 g) set in the cross pattée above the Cullinan II at the front of the Imperial State Crown of England.
The spinel is one of the oldest parts of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, with a history dating back to the middle of the 14th century. It has been in the possession of England’s rulers since it was given in 1367 to its namesake, Edward of Woodstock (the „Black Prince“).
In its history the  stone,  of Eastern origins, was pierced for use as a pendant, and the upper hole later plugged with a small cabochon ruby in a gold slip mount.

Given to Edward, Prince of Wales (1330-76), son of Edward III, and known as the Black Prince, by Don Pedro, King of Castile, after the Battle of Najera near Vittoria in 1367.  According to legend it passed to Spain in about 1366, where Don Pedro took it from the Moorish king of Granada. In 1415 it was one of the stones worn by Henry V in his helmet, at the Battle of Agincourt. It is difficult to prove that this is indeed the same stone but a large Balas (= spinel) certainly appears in the descriptions of historic state crowns, and it has been reset each time the crown was refashioned. In 1820, the gemstone was valued at £10,000  equivalent to £10,000,000 as of 2016.

The whole Imperial State Crown is formed from an openwork gold frame, mounted with three very large stones, and set with :
2868 diamonds in silver mounts, largely table-, rose- and brilliant-cut.
The coloured stones in gold mountings, including
17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 269 pearls.

The measurements 31.5 cm (whole object) || 21.3 cm (at base of object) || 32 7/20 oz (Weight whole object) || 1060.0 g (Weight whole object)

At the front of the crown band is the large cushion-shaped brilliant, Cullinan II, the second largest stone cut from the Cullianan Diamond (also known as the Second Star of Africa).
At the back of the band is the large oval sapphire known as the ‚Stuart Sapphire‘. The two large stones are linked by an openwork frieze, containing eight step-cut emeralds and eight sapphires, between two rows of pearls.

The remaining three crosses are each mounted with a step-cut emerald mounted as a lozenge. The crosses alternate with four fleurs-de-lis, each with a mixed-cut ruby in the centre. Both crosses and fleurs-de-lis are further mounted with diamonds. The crosses and fleurs-de-lis are linked by swags of diamonds, supported on sapphires.

The arches are cast as oak leaves, set with diamonds, each having paired pearl acorns in diamond cups projecting from the sides. At the intersection of the arches are suspended four large pear-shaped pearls in rose-diamond caps, known as ‚Queen Elizabeth’s Earrings‘. The arches are surmounted by a monde of fretted silver, pavé-set with brilliants, with a cross-pattée above, set in the centre with an octagonal rose-cut sapphire known as ‚St Edward’s Sapphire‘.

The Imperial State Crown, or Crown of State, is the crown the monarch exchanges for St Edward’s Crown at the end of the coronation ceremony.
Before the Civil War the ancient coronation crown was always kept at Westminster Abbey and the monarch needed another crown to wear when leaving the Abbey. The Imperial State Crown is also used on formal occasions, such as the annual State Opening of Parliament.

The term imperial state crown dates back to the fifteenth century when English monarchs chose a crown design closed by arches, to demonstrate that England was not subject to any other earthly power.

This crown was made for the coronation of King George VI in 1937 but is closely based on a crown designed for Queen Victoria in 1838 by the crown jewellers of the time, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. The crown is mounted with several historic stones to which a number of legends are attached. Which  include:

St. Edward’s Sapphire

St Edward’s Sapphire which carries the legend that Edward the Confessor (1042-66), or St Edward, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England, was asked for alms by a beggar. Carrying no money on him, the King presented the beggar with a ring. The beggar later turned out to be St John the Evangelist, who assisted two English pilgrims in Syria in gratitude for the King’s help, and asked them to return the ring to St Edward. The King was buried with the ring in Westminster Abbey in 1066. In the 12th century his tomb was opened and the ring removed.

Queen Elizabeth I’s Earrings

Queen Elizabeth’s Earrings, the four large pearls, have become associated with the seven pearls that Catherine de Medici received from Pope Clement VII on her marriage to Henri II of France in 1533.
She later gave them to her daughter-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots, and after her imprisonment they were allegedly sold to Elizabeth I. Elizabeth is unlikely to have worn them as earrings, as she preferred to wear pearls scattered over her ruff, on her hair or on her costume, and despite this romantic tale it appears that at least two of the pearls did not enter the Collection until the nineteenth century.

The Stuart Sapphire

The Stuart Sapphire, which has also been drilled in its history for use as a pendant, is approximately 104 carats. It is traditionally thought to have been smuggled by James II, when he fled England in December 1688. He passed it to his son Prince James Francis Edward, ‚the Old Pretender‘, and it eventually came into the collection of Henry, Cardinal York. When an Italian dealer, Angioli Bonelli was sent on behalf of George IV to retrieve any remaining Stuart papers, after the Cardinal’s death, he encountered a Venetian merchant who produced a large sapphire, saying that it belonged to the Stuart Crown. Bonelli purchased the sapphire and returned it to Britain. George IV certainly believed it was the Stuart Sapphire and by the time of Queen Victoria’s coronation it was set into the front of the band of her State Crown. It was moved to the rear of the band in 1909 to make way for the newly acquired Cullinan II.

Cullinan II  Second Star of Africa

Cullinan II, or the ‚Second Star of Africa‘, weighs 317.4 carats. It is the second largest stone cut from the great Cullinan Diamond, the largest diamond ever discovered. It was found in 1905 by Frederick G.S. Wells, at the Premier Mine, about twenty miles from Pretoria in South Africa. The stone, which weighed 3025 carats, was named after Thomas Cullinan, the Chairman of the Premier (Transvaal) Diamond Mining Company. The diamond was presented to Edward VII in 1907 as a symbolic gesture to heal the rift between Britain and South Africa after the Boer War.
It was formally handed over to the King on his birthday, 9 November 1907, at Sandringham. The stone was cut by Asschers of Amsterdam.
Nine large stones were cut from the original diamond. The cutting and polishing took three men eight months to complete. A further 97 small brilliants and some unpolished fragments were also created.
The largest cleaving of the stone, Cullinan I, the Star of Africa, was placed in the Sovereign’s Sceptre – see above-, and Cullinan II – see also above- placed in the front of the band of the Imperial State Crown.
The remaining numbered stones were mounted as jewellery (and do not form part of the official Crown Jewels).

Commissioned for the Coronation of King George VI on 12 May 1937, from the Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co.

from BBC:
On June 2nd 1953, on one of the coldest June days of the century, after 16 months of planning, Her Majesty the Queen set out to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, watched by millions of people throughout the world. A ceremony dating back more than 1000 years was to mark the dawn of a new Elizabethan age. Now, in what has become the longest reign of any British monarch – 65Years! , the Queen shares her memories of that day as well as the coronation of her father, King George VI, in 1937.

Exploring the role and symbolic meaning of the Crown Jewels in the centuries-old coronation ceremony, The Coronation shows these objects of astonishing beauty in new high-resolution footage. A combination of HD cameras and special 4K lenses reveal the incredible secrets and forensic details of a set of regalia that have a rich history of their own. Amongst the many glorious objects revealed, the film tells the extraordinary story of St Edward’s Crown, which was destroyed after the English Civil War and remade for the coronation of Charles II in 1661. It has only been worn by Her Majesty once, at the moment she was crowned.

Shedding an entirely new perspective on this world-famous event, The Coronation brings together, the eyewitness accounts of those who participated, including the maid of honour who nearly fainted in the Abbey and the 12-year-old choirboy who was left to sing solo when his overwhelmed colleagues lost their voices.

Viewing rarely seen private and official film footage of the day, Her Majesty the Queen recalls the day when the weight of both St Edward’s Crown and the hopes and expectations of a nation recovering from war were on her shoulders, as the nation looked to their 27-year-old Queen to lead them to a new era.

Using the Queen’s recollections and new footage of the Crown Jewels, The Coronation reveals the story of this glittering ceremony.