-Rubin Diamant Armband aus dem Nachlass der Herzogin von Manchester, Consulo Yznaga.
-Armband mit Medaillon des Prinzen von Wales zum Jahrestag ihrer Verlobung in den dänischen Farben, weiss - rot, emailliert, mit Rubinen und Diamanten.
-Rubin und Diamant Armband | Hochzeitsgeschenk der Ladies of Hampshire und der Isle of Wight
On the 8th of September 1863, the anniversary of the betrothal of the Prince and Princess of Wales,the future Queen Alexandra, was held.
The Prince gave a beautiful present to her:
a bracelet, set with diamonds and rubies, enamelled in Danish colours and introducing his own portrait.
The monogram, surmonted by the coronet of the Princess, is most tastefully arranged, and the bracelet is altogether of a very novel and chaste work. The design was by the Prince.
—The ladies Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, headed by the Marchioness of Winchester, have subscribed among themselves for a handsome bracelet for presentation to her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, as a slight token of their loyalty and congratulation on her Royal Highness's marriage with the heir to the British Crown.
As announced last week - June 1863, the handsome bracelet of diamonds and rubies, subscribed for by the ladies of Hampshire to be presented the Marchioness of Winchester to the Princess of Wales a souvenir of her marriage, has been on public view during the last few days at the Guildhall:
This splendid ornament has been manufactured by Messrs. Emanuel of Portsmouth, at a cost of £5OO, and was freely exhibited, together with a handsome collection of other jewellery made at the same establishment, to all comers.
On each day of the exhibition, which closed on Thursday, the Guildhall was hourly crowded by all classes of the inhabitants, who showed great interest in viewing the royal bracelet as well the exceedingly beautiful gems of art by which it was surrounded.
In July 1863 The Marchioness of Winchester had an interview yesterday with the Princess of Wales, and presented to her royal highness the work of art alluded to
Messrs. E. &. E. Emanuel Jewellers to the Royal Family, Highstreet, Portsmouth have just completed magnificent ruby and brilliant bracelet for presentation to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales the ladies of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The present from the ladies of Hampshire and the Isles of Wight to the Princess of Wales, lies excited a great deal of attention and in of curiosity.
It is in the form of a bracelet, the band of which is formed of the old "Armour" or "Mail Pattern".
In the Centre, is raised a large cross - a copy of the old County "Wykehlan Cross" composed of one ruby and four large brilliants exactly alike in weight and size.
Supporting this on each side, also raised on the hand of the bracelet, is the heraldic rose of Hampshire in rubies and brilliants, the remainder of the band studded with rubies and brilliants.
The design is very appropriate and it has been admirably executed by the manufacturers.
Among the bequests contained in the will of Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester in Dec 1909, is one of
"My ruby and diamond bracelet which I would ask her Majesty Queen Alexandra to be graciously pleased to accept as a token of my respectful affection and regard."
estate of Late Dowager Duchess of Manchester valued at $1,624,330 more about the jewels of Consuelo Montagu, Duchess of Manchester>>
The Duchess was a member of the Marlborough House set and a friend of the Queen.
Queen Alexandra has lately had her immense collection of jewelry completely overhauled, and some portion of it is to be reset in accordance with the newest fashions of the time.
In public she wore her great jewels with diamond and pearls, and it's known, she wore rubies and sapphires, but most not pictured.
The whereabout of the ruby and diamond bracelet from Consuelo Dowager Duchess of Manchester, nothing is known yet. Probably left to one of her royal grand-grand-granddaughters?
Source:Staffordshire Sentinel and Commercial General Advertiser;Berkshire Chronicle:Essex Standard ;Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette;Berkshire Chronicle ;Hampshire Telegraph ;The Washington Post ,New York Times Dec 1909;
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