Turquoise is a captivating gemstone that has been used for centuries in jewelry making, and its beauty has not diminished over time.
Queen Marie of Romania was no stranger to its allure, as she treasured her old set of turquoise jewelry and even had it modified into a grander and more elegant piece.
The new turquoise crown, which was gifted to her by her husband, Nando, was designed to be a larger and more prominent accessory that could better complement her regal style. Its intricate design features a diadem of seven crosses with a stunning centerpiece made from a cluster of large turquoise gems from her old necklace. The base of the coronet is adorned with Greek key ornaments and round turquoise gems, adding a touch of sophistication to the piece.
Kreuter & Co, Hanau, was the skilledjewel workshop who crafted this masterpiece, which also doubles as seven single brooches. The earrings were also redesigned to match the grandeur of the new turquoise crown, with a quadratically framed diamond setting that complements the stunning turquoise gems.
Queen Marie of Romania’s love for the turquoise gems was evident, and the modification of her old set of jewelry into this grander piece showcases her appreciation for the beauty and versatility of the gemstone. The new turquoise crown is truly a remarkable piece of jewelry that embodies the grandeur of royalty and the timeless elegance of turquoise.
Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Princess of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Duchess in Saxony (1817 – 1907) was the youngest daughter of Louis-Philippe King of France, the last French king, and his wife Marie Amalie of the Two Sicilies.
The royal RubyParure was sold, the ruby and diamond necklace, the ruby and diamond tiara and ruby and diamond brooch, the ruby and diamond ear pendants – all separately.
The earpendants are bought by the Prince of Thurn – und Taxis.
The Ruby and diamond tiara was later offered as necklace, see the part below.
Royal Jewel History: Bolin tiara made for the dowry of Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna Romanov – Duchess of Sachsen-Coburg, Duchess of Edinburgh|| below worn from Princess Margarita of Greece, Fürstin Hohenlohe Langenburg
Der Badische Beobachter von 1867 schreibt: Die Edelsteine, welche der Graf von Flandern seiner jetzigen Gemahlin Marie Luise zu Hohenzollern als Brautgeschenk überreicht hat, repräsentieren einen Werth von 1,000,500 Franken. Diese Kleinodien bilden einen Theil des Schmucks der Prinzessin Charlotte, der ersten Gattin Leopold’s I. von Belgien, welcher sie dem Grafen von Flandern schenkte. Der Graf besitzt übrigens eine große Auswahl von Edelsteinen, darunter ein Malteserkreuz, welches 1408 Brillanten enthält.
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