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Amethyst Halsband - Collier Tiara Diadem der Königin Alexandra von England

Das Diamant Halsband oder Collier mit fünf, achteckig facettierten Amethysten, wurde um 1900 hergestellt und kann auch als Diadem getragen werden.
Es stammt aus der Schmuckkassette der englischen Königin Alexandra und hat 13 Altschliff-Diamanten von zusammen 8,5 ct, weitere 69 Diamanten haben 10ct und weitere Diamanten und Diamantrosen von 5ct sind in Silber und Gold entlang der Girlanden gefasst.


Im Bild links die Enkeltochter von Königin Alexandra,die den Schmuck anlässlich eines formalen Anlasses 1937 trug:

Lady Maud Duff-Carnegie, Gräfin von Southesk



Jewels of Queen Alexandra:
Amethysts Necklace Tiara

Lady Maud Carnegie, Princess Maud (Alexandra Victoria Bertha), Countess of Southesk (1893-1945), née Lady Maud Duff, grand-daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; wife of Charles Alexander Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk (1893) wearing the amethysts necklace and the amethysts tiara (bad retouch) in a formal occasion (left).

It’s not known how Princess Maud came to be in possession of the jewels, because it wasn’t the wedding-gift from her grandmother Queen Alexandra. Perhaps the princess received it from her mother HRH the Princess Royal as part of her inheritance upon the Princess Royal’s death. Queen Alexandra died intestate which means that she had no will. According to James Pope-Hennessy, Queen Mary's official biographer, the jewels were split up informally amongst her surviving children.

Queen Mary and King George took as their share the jewels which had been given to Queen Alexandra as wedding gifts such as the Prince of Wale's “Rundell” tiara and parure and significant gifts from civic bodies.

The necklace above, is designed of foliate garlands decorated with 5 hexagonal amethysts set as swing centers within circular wreaths, alternating with pear-shaped scrolls, set with 13 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8.50 carats, 69 old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 10.00 carats and numerous smaller old-mine and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.00 carats, mounted in silver and gold, length 17 inches.
The necklace, when supported on a frame, may also be worn as a tiara.

It has a wooden box of octagonal shape stamped on the lid: The Property of Her Majesty The Late Queen Alexandra.

The jewel was purchased from Wartski in 1958 as part of the collection of jewels of Queen Alexandra and auctioned in the years 1988 and 2007(U$ 115'000 4th December ). However, the necklace/tiara was first auctioned on 26 June 1946 at Christies, along with other jewels from the late Countess of Southesk’s collection.

Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) was Princess of Wales from 1863 until 1901 after which she became Queen Consort to Edward VII of the United Kingdom and also Empress of India. After the death of her Edward VII in 1910, she became the Queen Mother as both queen and the mother of the reigning monarch George V.

 

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The mystery Amethyst and Sapphires Tiara
To solve the provenance of the tiara on the left, we could read in

"The Scotsman 21 June 1946" the following pre-auction report:
Tiara that came from a Tsar
Among jewels of the late Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk, to be sold at Christie’s June 26,
are two tiaras;
a necklace;
and a sapphire and diamond collar that was formerly worn by Queen Alexandra.
The text from the auction:
The important diamond and amethyst tiara was composed of seven single oval amethysts graduating from the centre to lozm flowers, supported by twin leaves and single diamonds within a graduated oval diamond frame, each intersected by diamond bars, with single diamond tops, and supported by twin diamond semi-circles, with single line diamond base.

Probably the tiara was versatile and used from Queen Alexandra, to wore the diamond clusters with cabochons of here imperial sapphire collar as a tiara>> compare on the left.

As well as on top, from Lady Southesk, with larger amethysts.(RoyalJeweloftheWorldMessageBoard Beth4.2.2016)
The beautiful diamond and amethyst tiara,and the sapphire and diamond collar, were both gifts to her from Tsar Alexander III., and bequeathed from her to the Duchess of Fife, mother of Lady Southesk, from whom the late owner inherited them.The diamond and amethyst necklace was specially designed to the order of Queen Alexandra.


The report from the auction in The Scotsman 27 June 1946:
Jewels owned by the late Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk realized £10,989.
Her sapphire and diamond collar, which had been the gift of the Czar of Russia to Queen Alexandra and bequeathed by her to the Duchess of Fife, brought £4900 and a diamond and amethyst tiara, also the gift of the Czar to the late Queen and bequeathed to the Duchess, sold for £1750 more about >>

The diamond and amethyst necklace which had been specially made for Queen Alexandra, £580 (above).
Queen Alexandra's gift to Princess Maud on her wedding, a diamond, turquoise and pearl tiara, went for £380; and a diamond flexible bracelet, £520.

Special thanks to Laura, and Uwe for his help!


Queen Alexandras Wedding gifts:

Brooch of the Ladies of North Wales | Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra >>
Emerald Brooche and Emerald earpendant a gift of the Ladies of North Wales |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra >>
Rundell Tiara | Das Rundell Diadem der englischen Königin >>
Indian Necklace of Diamonds and Emeralds |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Indisches Halsband >>
National Token of South Wales of Diamonds and Emeralds | Gift of the Ladies of South Wales |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra >>
Dagmar Necklace with Pearls |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Dagmar Kreuz Collier mit Perlen >>
Demi Parure with Opals ||Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Opalschmuck - Geschenk der Königin Victoria >>
Diamond necklace and earrings presented by the Corporation of the City of London |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra >>
Cambridge Diamond Bracelet | Turquoise Bracelet |Royal Wedding Present Queen Alexandra | Königliche Armbänder >>
Diamond Cross and Pearl Necklace presented by the Ladies of Liverpool |Bracelet presented by the Ladies of Leeds |Bracelet presented by the Ladies of Manchester>>
Bridesmaids Bracelet Royal Jewels Token | Armband - Geschenk der Brautmädchen >>
Parure of Landgrave William of Hesse and Chamberlain Juel | Parure im altenglischen Design vom Landgraf von Hessen und Juel >>
Solid Gold Parure in Runic design | Goldschmuckset mit Runen von den Einwohnern der Insel Laaland und Falster >>
Royal Wedding Memorials and Token | Erinnerungsgeschenke an die Hochzeit von Königin Alexandra
Pearl Parure of Queen Alexandra |Royal Wedding Gifts Jewel Presents | Perlen der Königin Alexandra
Emerald Diamond Flower Brooch |Queen Alexandra Royal Wedding Present | Duchess of Cambridge
Bracelet and a Badge the royal wedding gifts from the Ladies of South Wales| Queen Alexandra

more jewels :

Amethyst - Tiara | Royal Jewels Queen Alexandras Amethyst Necklace | Amethyst Schmuck
Sapphires - Collar | Silver-Weddinggift of Tsar Alexander III. | Saphir Collier
Diamond -Butterfly Brooch | Silver Wedding present from the Grand Lodge of Freemasons
Diamond - Stars Brooches |Royal Jewelry Present Queen Alexandra | Sterne mit Diamanten als Broschen
Coronation Jewels | Crown and Diamonds | Krönungsschmuck der Königin Alexandra
Ruby Diamond Choker & Bangles | Ladies of South Australia silver wedding gift | Geschenk der Damen von Süd Australien zur Silberhochzeit Royal Jewelry Present Queen Alexandra |
Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee Link-Chain and Bracelets | Queen Alexandra Jewels | Resille Chocker | Diamant Halsschmuck der Königin Alexandra

 

Jewels of Queen Victorias daughters, granddaughters and daughters-in-law

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