It was a valuable jewellery gift from the the Ladies of South Australia to the Princess of Wales in 1889 (future Queen Alexandra).
The present consisted of a necklet made from South Australian gold, South Australian rubies and Brazilian diamonds. The collarette consisted of twenty-five links each set with three three Australian rubies and four Brazilian diamonds. Suspended from the collarette was „an exquisite pendant, attached by two pieces of cable chain, and sustaining two cornucopias. A beautifully-chased shell occupies the space between these, and in the centre a very large ruby surmounts six diamonds, and close by three pretty-coloured rubies hand in claw settings, a diamond surmounting the centre one. The set is completed by a pair of South Australian gold and ruby bangles,each one containing eleven very large rubies and twenty diamonds.“ Never seen again in public!
It was presented in a opulent silver casket of 500 ounces Australian Silver (ca 1,5kg) more
Queen Alexandra Jewels:
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Irish historic official visit to Britain
Today the Queen is wearing a coat of sky blue cashmere with mother of pearl buttons and the dress is Paisley printed silk in moss green and dove grey. Her hat is cashmere decorated with handmade feather flowers.
As jewel , she is wearing an orchid brooch on her coat, a gift from Mappin Webb and Waterford for the 60th anniversary of coronation. The flowers are hand cut Waterford crystal, the brooch contains 66 diamonds and rose gold stamens.
Barbara first married with Prince Alexis Mdivani, wore the necklace of imperial jade at NY, see picture left with jade earrings, a ruby and diamond bracelet of French manufacture and other of her jewels.
During her lifetime she had amassed a remarkable collection of jewellery. The few pieces that one is able to identify as part of her vast collection are a tribute to a lady with a great sense of beauty and style.
The Highly Important Jadeite Bead, Ruby and Diamond Necklace, circa 1933 was made by Cartier.
Composed of twenty-seven graduated jadeite beads of highly translucent bright emerald green colour, completed by a clasp set with calibré-cut rubies and baguette diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 530mm, unsigned.
Beads approximately 19.20 to 15.40mm.
The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace, which was acquired by The Cartier Collection was auctioned again in April 2014, eight bidders in the room and by phone competed for 20 minutes, driving the price past twice the estimate and achieving a World Auction Record for any Jadeite Jewellery and a Cartier Jewel at HK for US$27.44 million.
Also, the 29.62-carat cushion-shaped oval Burmese Mogok ruby and diamond ring by Cartier, sold for US$7.34 million, set a World Auction Record for a Ruby.
„This gift will be most valuable to me, coming as it does from a place associated with my earliest, happiest and most sacred recollections . . .“ and clearly she meant what she wrote as she chose to wear the bracelet at her wedding to the Marquis on March 21, 1871 at St. George’s Chapel.
Prinzessin Louise von Grossbritannien und Nordirland, Tochter von Queen Victoria
Geschenke an Queen Victorias 4. Tochter Louise anlässlich ihrer Hochzeit mit dem späteren Duke of Argyll.
Princess Marie-Christine of Kent | Daisy Brooches
Wie ich schon beim Erstellen der Webseite im Jahr 2008 erwähnt habe, hat die Herzogin von Argyll einen grossen Teil Ihres Schmucks der Familie des Herzogs von Kent vermacht.
Nun konnte ich ein weiteres Schmuckstück zuordnen, das Katherine Herzogin von Kent getragen hat, es handelt sich um das Hochzeitsgeschenk von Königin Victoria von England. Ein Anhänger mit einem grossen Smaragden und Diamanten – der jetzt als Smaragdbrosche getragen wird.
Treasury of Baroda | Juwelen im Besitz der Gaekwad von Baroda Familie
Princess Lilian’s will – the part that famously mentions two tiaras to Crown Princess Victoria.
Princess Lilian wore the diamond bracelet on her wedding day, while the ceremony and in the evening for the party, see the picture. The serpent, sign for eternity was very popular in the 19th century. The bracelet
Queen Elizabeth II. Jewel history | Der Schmuck der Königin Elisabeth II. von England und deren Geschichte
History of the Queen’s Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace | Historie des Diamant Halsbands der Königin Elisabeth II.