Mellerio Meller Parure mit Rubinen getragen von :
Queen Emma >> Queen
Wilhelmina >> Queen
Juliana >> Königin
Juliana >> Queen
Beatrix >> Königin
Queen Wilhelmina in 1938 on her 40th Anniversary as Monarch of The
The Dutch Mellerio Diamond & Ruby Parure
This parure made by the french jeweller Mellerio, ordered by King
Willem III for his second wife Queen Emma.
Emma's parure was very complete and consisted of a tiara with six
rubies; a necklace with three large ornaments, a devant de corsage
(large brooch), a bracelet, earrings and even a fan covered with pearls
(a good view on this, above in the picture).
Mellerio made 2 suggestions for this parure; one with rubies and
one with sapphires, the ruby parure was chosen and King Willem III
could gave this as a birthday present for his wife Queen Emma who
turned 30 in 1889. Just after the death of her husband, Queen Emma
posed with this tiara, due to the fact that she was still in mourning,
the rubies were replaced by diamonds.
The fan matching the Grand parure is described:
"A sumptuous Court Fan.
Tortoiseshell fan, the guardsticks set with diamonds and rubies, with
overlapping sticks. Gold loop and diamonds to rivet.
The leaf is painted on both sides, on the obverse with a reclining
lady en deshabillé, with roses and a guitar. On the reverse,
the same lady is playing a guitar."
Signed and dated on the obverse: LOUIS ROBERT DE CUVILLON,
1888. French, 1888 Length 36.5 cm.
After Queen Emma died, Queen Wilhelmina only wore the tiara for special
occasions, for example at the jubilee when she was 40 years queen
(the picture above).
La Reina Guillermina en su 40 aniversario como Monarca de los Paises
Bajos, en 1938