French Crown Jewels | The Imperial Comb with the „Hortense“ Diamond

Empress Eugenie of France Imperial large Comb with Fringes of Diamonds and the Hortense Diamond of the French Crown Jewels the story behind the historic jewelry:

French Crown Jewels | The large Comb | Diamants de la Couronne France

Grand Peigne de Pampilles | Diamants de la couronne Empress Eugenie
Grand Peigne de Pampilles | Diamants de la couronne Empress Eugenie

Grand Peigne a Pampilles provenant de la Collection des Joyaux de la Couronne Diamant rose dit „Diamant Hortensia“

 

 

 

Collier aux Pampilles Collection des Joyaux de la Couronne

Two of the Aiguillettes from the French Crown Jewels | Diamond Necklace

Romanov Royal & Imperial Sapphires |Saphir| Historische Safire

Romanov Royal & Imperial Sapphires |Saphir Historische Safire der Familie Romanoff Jewels

Empress Catherina the Great and her large Sapphire
Empress Marie Feodorovna and the Imperial Sapphires
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and the Imperial Sapphires

Imperial Sapphire Brooch of Empress Maria Alexandrovna

Imperial Jewels of the Romanovs | Jewels of the Tsars

Queen Marie of Romania wearing this Sapphires as Tiara

Princess Ileana of Romania wearing this Sapphires as Tiara

Maria Pawlowna Grandduchess Vladimir wearing her Sapphire Tiara

Imperial Romanov Ceylon Sapphire of 2 recutting Ceylon sapphire: 249,35 ct.
Imperial Romanov Ceylon Sapphire of recutting Ceylon sapphire: 249,35 ct.

Tsarin Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nikolaus I. and the Sapphires

Jewels of the Romanovs – Sapphire brooches update after the new cutting of the 249,35ct Ceylon Sapphire – to 197ct.
The imperial  sapphire was worne from the tsarina at the masked ball in 1883.

Sapphires Jewels and Diamonds of the Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The Imperial Sapphire Necklace of Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna

Sapphire Sautoir of Grand Duchess Kyrill

Large Royal Sapphire Sautoir

Sapphires – Diamond Parure | Saphir Diamant Garnitur / Das Juwelen Set

Sapphires – Diamond Parure | Saphir Diamant Garnitur / Details des Saphir-Diamant-Set

Romanov Saphirre | Cartier Bracelet | 2015 new cutting
Romanov Saphire | Cartier Bracelet |2015 new cutting

Youssoupoff Sapphires

Sapphire and Diamond Tiara of coronet shape

Princess Sibylla of Sweden | Romanov Sapphires Necklace

Sapphires – Collar of Queen Alexandra of GB| Silver-Weddinggift of Tsar Alexander III.

Norway Royal Jewels | Schmuck des Königshaus von Norwegen

Nassau Empire Schmuck von Prinzessin Astrid von Norwegen

Herzogin Pauline von Nassau Empire Schmuck Parure

Herzogin Pauline von Nassau | Schmuck & Juwelen Norway Jewels Jeweller
Herzogin Pauline von Nassau | Schmuck & Juwelen
Royal Norway Jewels

The story behind the jewels of Duchess Pauline of Nassau, now property of Princess Astrid of Norway.

Norwegen Schmuck des Königshauses

Schmuck und Juwelen von Herzogin Pauline von Nassau, jetzt im Besitz der Prinzessin Astrid von Norwegen – die Geschichte des Schmucks und ihre verschiedenen königlichen Besitzerinnen

Smaragd Tiara Prinzessin Ingeborg von Schweden | Grossherzogin Stephanie von Baden – Smaragd Halsband Tiara – Parure

Prinzessin Ragnhild von Norwegen| Boucheron Perlen Tiara

Prinzessin Ingeborg von Schweden | Boucheron Perlen Tiara

Prinzessin Margarethe von Dänemark Schmuck

Prinzessin Ragnhild von Norwegen| Boucheron Perlen Tiara

Prinzessin Ingeborg von Schweden | Boucheron Perlen Tiara

Prinzessin Margarethe von Dänemark Schmuck

Alice Duchess of Gloucester | Jewels | Diamond Sautoir

When Lady Alice Christabel MontaguDouglasScot, weds the son of the King & Queen of England and Great Britain, she got very priceless presents. An array of this wedding gifts to the royal bride, is in the old part of the Royal Magazin and seen when you follow the links, below.
Gowns from the trousseau which Lady Alice Scott has chosen for her marriage are described. A soft pastel dinner gown in pale amethyst velvet and dull tuquoise blue was seen. The ametyhsxt velvet is softly shirred at the neck and the long sleeves are bordered with wide bands of soft grey fox.

Diamond Art deco Sautoir Wedding Present | Diamond Bracelet with Diamond Triangles to the Duchess Alice of Gloucester
Diamond Art deco Sautoir Wedding Present |
Diamond Bracelet with Diamond Triangles to the Duchess Alice of Gloucester

Some edition and more information about the Art Deco Sautoir:
diamond link sautoir with brilliant and baguette diamond pendant

from the Lord Mayor of London and the Court of Aldermen, the Bank of England and the City Banks of Lloyds and the Baltic)

and the matching Diamond Bracelet with triangle and baguette diamond motifs>>

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The other magnificent royal gifts:

Diamond Parure – Royal Wedding Presents to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

The Emerald and Pearl Wedding Gifts >>

The Wedding-gift of Queen Mary – Turquoise Parure >>

Wedding present of the Duke to his Bride >>

Das Hochzeits-Geschenk mit den Smaragden >>

Das zweite Hochzeitsgeschenk “ Die Diamant Garnitur “ >>

Die Hochzeitsgeschenke des Herzogs „Knoten-Brosche und Diamant-Diadem“ >>

Iveagh Diamond Tiara |Queen Mary >>

Diamond Art deco Sautoir Necklace and Bracelet>>

Diamond Bracelet with triangle and baguette diamond motifs>>

Royal & Imperial Sapphires |Saphir Historische Safire

Royal & Imperial Sapphires | Jewels Jewelry | Saphir Schmuck Historische Safire

Jewel history in the older part of the Royal Magazin, with some updates:

Sapphire Parure of the Marie-Louise Empress of France, Archduchess of Austria | Imperial Habsburg

Habsburg Sapphires Parure with Diamonds, Fleur de Lys Brooches, Stomacher, Necklace | Austrian Bourbon Piacenza Tiara

Saphir Schmuck der Kaiserin Marie-Louise | Sapphire Parure of the Marie-Louise Empress of France

Sapphire Parure for the Imperial and Royal Court | Chaumet:

Lanckoronski sapphires stomacher

Lanckoronski Sapphires brooch

Lanckoronski Sapphires tiara and necklace

Frankreich | France Saphires joyaux de Couronne

 Empress Josephine’s Sapphire Parure

Sapphire Diamant Parure Crown Jewels of France

Bonaparte Sapphires Jewelery | Mellerio

Sapphire and Diamond Parure of Princess Eugenie of Greece

Sapphires Brooch Mellerio | Royal Jewels | Princess Bonaparte

 

Aquamarin-Diamant Ohrringe Kronprinzessin Cecilie von Preussen | Schmuck

Prinzessin Dorothea von Preußen

 Schmuck | Aquamarin Ohrringe | Cecilie Kronprinzessin von Preussen
Schmuck | Aquamarin Ohrringe | Cecilie Kronprinzessin von Preussen
Die Eheschließung zwischen Dorothea von Salviati (1907-1972), links im Bild, und Prinz Wilhelm von Preussen, im Jahre 1933 war nach dem hohenzollerischen Hausgesetz zufolge nicht ebenbürtig.
In Folge dessen musste Prinz Wilhelm als ältester Enkel Kaiser Wilhelms II. auf seine Erstgeburtsrechte verzichten. Sein Bruder Prinz Louis Ferdinand (1907-1994) trat an seine Stelle.
Im Jahr 1940 fiel er in Frankreich, bei den Kämpfen um Valenciennes. Seine Beisetzung im Potsdamer Antikentempel fand unter größter Anteilnahme der Bevölkerung statt und löste dadurch, den von Hitler verkündeten „Prinzen-Erlass“ aus, der ab 1943 alle Mitglieder ehemals regierender Häuser aus der Wehrmacht ausschloss.

Nach dem Dekret des Kaisers war es der Preussen-Familie untersagt an der Trauung teilzunehmen, jedoch auf dem Weg zu den Flitterwochen in Norderney, machten die Brautleute einen Zwischenstopp und fuhren nach Schloss Oels in die die Nähe von Breslau, wo Wilhelm seine neue Frau den Eltern vorstellte.
Die Kronprinzessin brach das Eis, als Sie die Braut in den Arm nahm. Als eine Versöhnungsgeste übergab ihr Cecilie ein Hochzeitsgeschenk, grosse Aquamarine, die sie von Kaiser Wilhelm und Kaiserin Auguste Victoria zur Geburt, von Prinz Wilhelm 1906, geschenkt bekommen hatte.

Kronprinzessin Cecilie schenkte Ihrer Schwiegertochter unter anderem dieses Paar Aquamarin Diamant Ohrringe.  Prinzessin Dorothea trug die Ohrringe oben auf einem Foto, aus den 1940ern, sowie eine grosse Clusterbrosche gut sichtbar.

 Die facettierten Aquamarine sind in einer offen gearbeitet Fassung aus Diamanten und Gold aus dem frühen 20.Jdt und die Aufhängung wurde später angebracht.
Kronprinzessin Cecilie hatte die Ohrläppchen nicht durchstochen, sondern trug nur Ohr-Schrauben. Der Ohrschmuck wird nicht durch das am Ohr gestochene Ohrringloch durchgesteckt, sondern mittels Klemmschrauben gehalten.
Prinzessin Dorothea hat die Ohrhänger  später ihrer Tochter Felicitas vermacht, sie wurde am 7. Juni 1934 in der Villa Salviati in Bonn als älteste von zwei Töchtern des Prinzen Wilhelm (1906-1940)  geboren.
Ein besonders enges Verhältnis hatte Felicitas, zu ihrer Großmutter Kronprinzessin Cecilie, die sie anfangs in Bad Kissingen, später in ihrem neuen Wohnsitz in Stuttgart regelmäßig besuchte.
Prinzessin Felicitas war zweimal verheiratet. Aus ihrer 1958 mit Dinnies von der Osten (*1929) geschlossenen Ehe gingen vier Kinder hervor. Aus ihrer zweiten Ehe mit Jörg von Nostitz-Wallwitz (*1937) entstammt eine weitere Tochter.
Am 1. August 2009 verstarb Prinzessin Felicitas von Preussen, Frau von Nostiz-Wallwitz im Alter von 75 Jahren.
Ein Paar weitere Aquamarin Ohrringe sind vom Hausschmuck der Preussen bekannt und erhalten, sie gehörten der Königin Luise von Preussen und waren Bestand des Familienschmucks, nicht der Kronjuwelen.
Die Aquamarine der Königin Luise waren zur freien Verfügung des Königs und Kaisers, es kann sein, dass ein Teil dieser Aquamarine an Kronprinzessin Cecilie, bzw dann an Prinzessin Dorothea gelangten.

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Crown Princess Cecilie| Prussian Royal Jewels | Aquamarines

In 1933, the marriage of Dorothea von Salviati (1907-1972), pictured above, and Prince Wilhelm of Prussia was not equal, according to Hohenzollern House Law. As a consequence of his morganatic marriage, Prince Wilhelm had to give up his primogeniture as the eldest grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II. His place in the line of succession was taken by his brother Prince Louis Ferdinand (1907-1994). A decree of the Emperor prohibited the Prussian royal family from attending the wedding ceremony; consequently the groom’s parents were not present.

Despite the obstacles that had been placed in the young couple’s way, the bride wrote to Count Hans Juergen von Blumenthal, who was best man at their wedding, that „life is getting to be nicer every day.“

From Bonn, the scene of their marriage, the couple went for a honeymoon to Norderney. Stopping at the Mecklenburg estate of Count Blumenthal, they talked over possibilities and incidents that might occur when they arrived at Oels castle, near Breslau, where Wilhelm was to introduce his wife to his parents.

With some fear and trepidation, Dorothea afterwards confided, she unpacked her trunk in the room to which the young couple was ushered and wondered just how the first meeting would be, when in came the Crown Princess, who threw her arms about her, kissed her fondly, and told her to call her mother. That broke the ice.

As an outward sign of reconciliation, Cecile handed her as a belated wedding gift the costly jewels–huge aquamarines–given her by the former Kaiser Wilhelm II and the late Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria when she bore her first son, Wilhelm, now Dorothea’s husband.

The Crown Prince, entering a few moments later, also embraced his young daughter-in-law affectionately.

Kronprinz Wilhelm von Preussen und Schwiegertochter Prinzessin Dorothea and his daughter-in-law Princess Dorothea | Queen Luises Aquamarine
Kronprinz Wilhelm of Prussia and his daughter-in-law Princess Dorothea | Aquamarine of Queen Luise

Princess Dorothea gave the earrings to her eldest daughter Princess Felicitas who was born 7 June 1932 in the Villa Salviati in Bonn.
Princess Dorothea wears the aquamarine and diamond drop earrings and a large cluster brooch in the picture on top.

And at the christening of Felicitas with her father-in-law, seen on the right, she wore a large cluster brooch, very similar to the Aquamarine clusters (worn as brooches, bracelet and choker) of Queen Luise of Prussia – but this is not solved. These jewels were the heritage of the famous Queen Luise, not part of the crown jewels, as well as part of the House Jewels, with which the King and Kaiser could do what he wanted.

As Crown Princess Cecile did not have pierced ears she wore the earrings with screw fittings, which explains the later modifications to the earrings as indicated in the auction catalogue.

A pair of aquamarine and diamond earrings, early 20th century; each open work pendant set with a mixed-cut aquamarine, within a frame of rose diamonds, later hinged post fittings, six rose diamonds deficient.

The German Crown Princess Cecile, Duchess zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954), Princess Dorothea of Prussia (1907-1972), her daughter-in-law and thence by descent. Sold at auction in 2015 for £8,125.

Quellen: Preussen.de;Morgenpost 1933; The TIMES;Washington Post;Sotheby’s;

Kronprinzessin Cecilie von Preussen | Diamant Schmuck | Hohenzollern Juwelen

Kronprinzessin Cecilie von Preussen | Schmuck

Die russische Diamantbrosche mit ca 4,50-5,50ct Diamanten und Diamantrosen besetzt, war ein Geschenk von Grossfürstin Marie von Russland (1840-1920) an Ihre Nichte, der deutschen Kronprinzessin Cecilie, geb. Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954).

Die Diamantbrosche ist aus zwei grossen ovalen Diamantschlaufen. Der Anlass für dieses Geschenk ist nicht mehr überliefert, Marie, Grossfürstin Vladimir ebenfalls eine geborene Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, war eine grosse Schmuckliebhaberin und hatte eine enorme Schmuckkollection.

Kronprinzessin Cecilie von Preussen | Diamant Brosche | Schmuck |
Kronprinzessin Cecilie von Preussen | Diamant Brosche | Schmuck |

Die Brosche ist in Russland aus Gold und Silber gefertigt und hat eine typische Verarbeitung und den Stil, der die Schmuckstücke so unvergleichlich prächtig macht.
Eine Seite der Fassungen ist offen und abgeflacht zum Rand, der gegenüberliegende Rand, ist eine scharfe Linie aus Edelmetall die den Schmuck rahmt.
Ein Halsband mit solchen Diamant-Schlaufen ist bekannt, dies gehörte Grossfürstin Elisabeth von Russland.

Kronprinzessin Cecilies Bild links, stammt aus dem Jahr 1950.
Sie hat die Diamant-Brosche Ihrer Schwiegertochter, Dorothea von Salviati (1907-1972) hinterlassen, die mit ihrem ältesten Sohn Prinz Wilhelm von Preussen verheiratet war.

Die Tochter von Prinz Wilhelm und Prinzessin Dorothea, Prinzessin Felicitas von Preussen, spätere Frau von Nostitz-Wallwitz, trug die Brosche zuletzt im Jahr 2004 in Potsdam, wie oben im Bild zu sehen.
Im Jahr 2015 wurde die Diamantbrosche für  6,875 GBP versteigert.

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Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia | diamond jewellery | Hohenzollern Jewels

Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia | Jewels

The Russian diamond brooch, with diamonds and rose-cut diamonds approx 4.50-5.50ct, was a gift from Grand Duchess Marie of Russia (1840-1920) to her niece, the German Crown Princess Cecilie, born Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954).
The diamond pin is made of two large oval diamond loops. The occasion for this gift is no longer known. Marie, Grand Duchess Vladimir, also born Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, was a great lover of jewellery and had a tremendous jewellery collection.

The brooch of late nineteenth-century Russian design was made in Russia of gold and
silver and has the typical manufacture and the style that makes Imperial Russian jewels so incomparably magnificent. One side of the brooch is open and flattened to the edge, the opposite edge is a sharp line that frames the jewellery made of precious metals.

Russia Diamond Brooch | Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia |
Russia Diamond Brooch | Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia |

A necklace with such diamond loops is known, which was owned by Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia.
Crown Princess Cecilie’s picture on the left on top, dates back to the 1950s.
She left the diamond brooch to her daughter-in-law, Dorothea von Salviati (1907-1972), who was married to her eldest son, Prince William of Prussia.
In 2004, Princess Felicitas von Preussen, the daughter of Prince William and Princess Dorothea and the wife of Jorg Hartwig von Nostitz-Wallwitz, wore the brooch publicly in Potsdam 2004 as seen in the picture above.
In 2015, the diamond brooch was sold at auction for £6,875.

Quellen: Preussen;Sotheby;

Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria | Preussen | Rubin Diamant Schmuck und Juwelen

Diamant-Rubin Brosche – das Taufgeschenk des Kaisers von Österreich

Rubin-Diamant-Brosche das Taufgeschenk des Kaisers von Österreich
Rubin-Diamant-Brosche, ein Geschenk des Kaisers von Österreich an die deutsche Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria

Erzherzog Eugen überbrachte der deutschen Kaiserin als Taufgeschenk des Kaisers ein prachtvolles Juwel.
Der Bruder der spanischen Königin vertrat 1891, den Kaiser in Berlin zur Taufe des jüngstgeborenen Sohnes, Prinz Joachim, des deutschen Kaiserpaares.

Die Kaiserin war freudigst überrascht, das Geschenk bestand aus einer grossen Schleife in Maschenform aus den schönsten reinsten Brillanten, den edelsten Rubinen. Als herrlichtes Juwel birgt es einen alt indischen Stein von erlesenem Schliff in sogenannter Tropfenform.
Dieser Stein ist ein Unicum, da ein zweiter seiner Art nicht existiert. Die Schleife, an der Brust zu tragen, ist zerlegbar, so dass sie nach dem Wunsch der hohen Besitzerin, bald in kleiner, bald in größerer Form benützt werden kann. Eventuell auch als Kopfnadel getragen werden könnte.

Über die kunstvolle Fassung der Steine und Form der Schleife dürften bei dem Wiener Hof- und Kammerjuwelier Emil Biedermann näheres zu erfahren sein.“

Der Wert des Schmuck wurde mit 40.000 Gulden benannt.

Im grossen Bild oben, trägt Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria eine Brosche in Schleifenform mit Anhänger und einem Briolette und zwei Anhängern jeweil an den Schleifenflanken, wie beschrieben aus der Zeit und der grossen Form.
Von Juwelier Köchert ist eine Skizze erhalten, die eine solche Schleife ohne Anhänger und Pendeloques, bzw dem Briolette, zeigt.
Evtl wurde das Schmuckstück zu diesem Zweck prächtiger ergänzt. Und ist doch nicht von E.Biedermann gefertigt, denn der wollte sich lt Zeitungsbericht nicht zu diesem Schmuckstück äussern.

„Dem freundlichen Wink unseres ausgezeichneten Berichterstatters Folge leistend, haben wir uns auch an Herrn E.Biedermann gewendet, konnten aber von dem Herrn Hof-und Kammerjuwelier ebenso wie an andererer masgebender Stelle leider keine näheren Einzelheiten über den Schmuck erfahren.“

Der spätere Verbleib der Brosche, nach dem Tode von Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria, bis 1977  ist nicht bekannt.
Im April 1977 wurde bei Christie’s in Genf eine Rubinbrosche versteigert, die auf die Beschreibung exakt passt, jedoch ohne Provinience. Ich habe eine Abbildung auf der englischen Webseite über diese Rubinbrosche>> mit der Brosche ergänzt.

The englisch Version of the Royal Ruby Brooch and the history>>

Preussen Schmuck

Kaiserliche Juwelen

Schmuck und Juwelen des Hauses Hohenzollern – Preussen |
Jewellery and Treasures of Prussian Kings and Queens

Der Rubinschmuck der Königin Ludovika von Preussen | Ruby-Parure Queen Elisabeth Ludovika of Prussia

Die Mäander-Tiara Kronprinzessin Cecilies | The Mäander-Tiara of the Prussian Crownprincess

Saphir-Diamant-Perlen-Parure | The Sapphire-Pearl-Diamond Parure of the Prussian Queens

Kronprinzessin Cecilie und das Saphir-Aigrette | Sapphire Head Jewel of the Prussian Crown-princess

Kronprinzessin Cecilie und ihr Saphir-Tropfen | Crownprincess Cecilies Sapphire Pendant

Der Faberge-Kokoschnik der Kronprinzessin Cecilie | Crownprincess Cecilies Faberge Tiara

The bride-tiara of the of Prussian Princess | Die Mäander-Tiara der Kronprinzessin als Braut-Tiara

Wedding Kira Grand Duchess of Russia and Prince Louis-Ferdinand of Prussia
Die Hochzeit von Prinz Louis-Ferdinand von Preussen und Grossfürstin Kira

Wedding Crown of the Hohenzollern | Brautkrone mit Diamanten der Hohenzollern

Wedding Crown II | Weiter köngigliche Braut Krone

Fürstin zu Waldeck-Pyrmont | Schmuck |Heirloom Jewels

Duchess of Albany Wedding | Heirloom Jewels Fürstin Helene zu Waldeck-Pyrmont, Prinzessin von Nassau || Duchess Helene of Waldeck - Pyrmont, Princess of Nassau
Duchess of Albany Wedding | Heirloom Jewels Fürstin Helene zu Waldeck-Pyrmont, Prinzessin von Nassau || Duchess Helena of Waldeck – Pyrmont, Princess of Nassau

Als die Tochter von Fürstin Helene von Waldeck-Pyrmont Hochzeit feierte, trug die Brautmutter den bedeutenden Hausschmuck –  der Fürstenfamilie, der bis ins Jahr 2003 von den Fürstinnen und Prinzessinnen getragen wurde.
Auf dem Gemälde der kirchlichen Trauung ist sie links von der Braut zu sehen, neben Ihrer 2. Tochter – Königin Emma der Niederlande.

Anlässlich der verschiedenen Feierlichkeiten, legte die neue Herzogin von Albany, auch anderen kostbaren Schmuck an, wie auch die Schmuck-Geschenke Ihrer Familie und liess sich damit abbilden. Die folgenden Links zeigen eine Vielzahl der Präsente:

Duchess of Albany Wedding | Heirloom Jewels Fürstin Helene zu Waldeck-Pyrmont, Princess of Nassau

Wedding Jewels | Princess Helen of Waldeck -Pyrmont Duchess of Albany | Hochzeits-Schmuck

Princess Helen’s Snake Bracelet | Prinzessin Helene’s Schlangenarmband aus Brillanten

The Wedding gifts of Duchess Helen | Die Hochzeitsgeschenke der Herzogin Helen Albany in engl.

Princess Waldeck -Pyrmonts Portrait a gift of the Queen | Geschenkeliste zur Vermählung in Deutsch

Wedding presents, Bracelets for Helen Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont | Schmuck -Armbänder zur Hochzeit

Rose of York Diamond Brooch | Duchess of Albany Jewels | Brautschmuck der Herzogin von Albany

Princess Alice of Athlone Jewels | Helen Duchess of Albany | Fuchsia Diamond Wedding brooch

Fringe Collier of Diamonds of the Duchess of Albany | Erbprinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha Hochzeitschmuck

Princess Helene of Nassau Duchess of Waldeck – Pyrmont

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Queen Mary’s Jewels | Royal Wedding Gifts

History of the enormous jewel collection of Queen Mary
DIAMOND TROPHY OF LOVE COLLAR

Formed of seven brilliant-set panels, each with an amatory trophy of bow, quiver and torch in a laurel-wreath oval suspended from a ribbon-tie, framed by foliate brilliant-set bands.
This delicately constructed collar, in the Louis XVI style, was made in March
1901 for Queen Mary when Duchess of Cornwall and York, at the beginning of the reign of King Edward VII. It was probably made by R. & S. Garrard & Co., with diamonds in Gold 6 × 34 cm
The diamonds were taken from a scroll and ribbon-pattern collar*, which itself had been made with stones taken from seven 12-pointed stars and a pair of diamond star earrings, given by Queen Mary’s grandmother, the Duchess of Cambridge, in 1885. These gifts, in 1885, were presumably to mark the Princess’s 18th birthday.
Diamonds were also removed from a floral diamond spray given by her aunt, Augusta, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in the same year 1885.

Queen Mary, like her mother-in-law Queen Alexandra, favoured deep collar necklaces for most of her life, due to her long slim neck and the high fashion of the time. The style was not adopted either by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to whom the necklace was given when Duchess of York, or by The Queen, who inherited it in 2002, who has worn it only once.
* No reference has been found to the creation of this necklace in the Garrard ledgers; the firm supplied four diamonds and repaired it early in 1902 (Garrard RL51, fol. 266, 30 January 1902, £1 15s). Equally, there is no reference to this necklace in the Cartier archive (an attribution suggested in Munn 2001, p. 133).**
Queen Mary's Jewels | Wedding present from the Duke of Westminster
Wedding gift from the Duke of Westminster, made as a necklace with small leaves and large diamonds with surroundings. Queen Mary wore the Westminster Gift, as small tiara with her famous Diamond TROPHY-OF -LOVE Collar.

Queen Mary’s jewellery | jewel wedding gift list

For her marriage in 1893 to the Duke of York,the future George V, the Princess received a very considerable quantity of jewellery; the majority was of diamonds and pearls.
Generous gifts from her family and from the extended royal family vied with spectacular offerings from all round the United Kingdom and across the Empire.

Among the more significant jewels, exhibited at the Imperial Institute, were three tiaras, twenty-six bracelets, forty-four brooches and fifteen necklaces**.

Diamond fringe Tiara/necklace given by Queen Victoria
Diamond fringe Tiara/necklace given by the County of Surrey
Diamond Tiara from the Earl and Countess of Iveagh
Diadem of roman workmanship laurel wreath diadem  – from the King and Queen of Italy
Diamond and pearl tiara – the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland – later given to her granddaughter Elizabeth II

Forget me not Diamond pearl Aigrette
Diamond feather Aigrette from the Prince George

Diamond Riviere Necklace from the Prince and Princess of Wales
Diamond necklace from the Duke of Westminster  see above in the picture as small tiara, with small leaves setted with diamonds and 4 large diamonds with surroundings.
Important Diamond choker giver not known
Diamond necklace
Kapurthala stomacher with diamond
Warwick sun brooch made of diamonds Diamond sun brooch from Earl and Countess of Warwick, Lord and Lacy Brooke, Captain Alwyne and Mrs Greville. Lady Eva and the Hon Greville;
Spray of rose-leaves in diamonds – from a few women of the stage
Scent-bottle and true-lovers knot in diamonds sent by Miss Alice de Rothschild – later given to the Duchess of York
Diamond set bow brooch – the County of Dorset „Dorset Bow Brooch“
Rose of York Brooch | Rose of York Brooch with enamel | Gift to the bridemaids from new weds
Rose of York Brooch | Gift to the bridemaids at the royal wedding

Diamond feather brooch form Empress Eugénie

Town of Swansea crescent Diamond Brooch made by Garrard (Diamonds used in Queen Mary’s New Stomacher)
May’s monogram set in diamonds – Mme Weddington
Bow brooch in form of two hearts from Pearls from her future husband

Diamond rose brooch – West Yorkshire Regiment
Rose diamond brooch mounted on a bracelet the wedding gift from her groom Prince George
An other round diamond brooch with the diamond necklace
Pair of gold and diamond bangles from the Bombay Presidency, later given to her granddaughter Elisabeth II as wedding gift in 1947
Diamond bracelet  from the Fishmongers‘ Company
Gold bracelet with diamond centre Mr. & Mrs Arthur Kennard
Ornament set in diamonds which belonged to Princess Elizabeth Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg
Diamond ornament from Count Korlebrodyki
Ornament given by Sir Horace Farquahar
Shoe buckles in diamonds — The Hon. Charles Bourke
Diamond arrow hairpin the Earl and Countess of Dudley

Wheel-shaped diamond brooch— the Earl of Fitz-William | Lady Borthwick
Diamond brooch — Lady Armstrong
Diamond and brilliant pendant with enamel – Worshipful Company of Carpenters
Diamond watch from Alice de Rothschild
„Town of Windsor Ring“ Diamond ring from the Mayor and People of Windsor three-stone ring brilliants (passing to The Queen in 2002)
17th century hair comb— Baroness yon Doup

Pearl and diamond comb Sir G. and Lady Lucas
Diamond necklace/tiara with pearls and matching pearls studs – Ladies of England
Pearl and diamond choker
Five row pearl necklace given by her husband the Duke of York
Magnificent necklace of three rows of pearls with diamond clasp was presented by 23 counties – it was valued at £6000 Sterling
Pearl necklace – County of Kent
Pearl necklace with diamond clasp – presented by a thousand of her Majesty’s subjects

Pearl necklace with diamond clasp from the Ladies of Glasgow consisting of 51 pearls, graduated from the centre, with the largest being about the size of an ordinary pea. The length of the necklace is 14 inches. The clasp consists of eleven diamonds set in gold. The pearls were valued at £930 and the total cost was close to £1000 (The Scotsman, 30 June 1893) Messrs R. & W.Sorley

Pearl and diamond bracelet from the King and Queen of Württemberg
Diamond and pearl brooch/pendant – the Ladies of Surrey Needlework Guild brooch
Women of Hampshire Brooch Brooch/pendant of diamonds and pearls valued at £775 from the women of Hampshire
Diamond set bow brooch with large pendant pearls – Inhabitants of Kensington „Kensington Bow Brooch“
Pearl and diamond brooch from the Duke and Duchess of Portland Two entwined snakes with wings a brooch  diamonds and rubies from Mr. Henry Chaplin

Pearl and diamond bow brooch from her husband
Diamond and large Baroque-pearl brooch from Queen Alexandra
Pearl brooch   diamond and pearl acorn brooch from Lady Lindsay
Diamond jeweled pendant with a pearshaped large pearl – people of Richmond
Brooch stutted with large black pearls from Lord and Lady Rothschild
Magnificent diamond and pearl bracelet from the Indian Princess
Pearl and Diamond Collier de chien | choker from the  Thakore of Gondal – above on  the left worne.
Pearl and diamond bracelet from Lord and Lady Burton
Pearl brooch from the Earl of Lathom

Cameo - the four Georges set in diamonds, surmonted by a diamond-set crown, 1820 - from Earl and Countess Cadogan
Cameo – the four Georges set in diamonds, surmonted by a diamond-set crown, 1820 – from Earl and Countess Cadogan

Pearl and diamond ring, designed by Collingwood, presented by Princes Adolphus, Francis and Alexander of Teck to their sister

Cameo – the four Georges set in diamonds, surmonted by a diamond-set crown, 1820 – from Earl and Countess Cadogan

A turquoise and diamond Tiara from her parents
A turquoise and diamond necklace
Turquoise and diamond earrings
Three turquoise and diamond brooches
Cluster brooch of diamonds with turquoise centre given by the Prince and Princess of Wales
Turquoise diamond bracelet from the Marquis and Marchioness of Salisbury
Turquoise and diamond cluster pin by the Marquis of Londenderry

Ruby and diamonds bracelet incorporating a detachable centrepiece in the shape of a rose from the County of Cornwall later in the possession of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

A pair of diamond and ruby sleeve-links, a present from the Hon, Copplestone and Mrs. Bampfylde

gold chain bracelet, set with rubies and diamonds, present from Sir Henry Hawkins

a gold bangle, with heart of rubies from Lady Elizabeth Taylor

Ruby Diamond Watch Wedding present to Queen Mary
Ruby Diamond Watch Bracelet | Wedding present to Queen Mary

Diamond and ruby sleeve-links
Diamond and ruby brooch given by Mr Chaplin
Ruby and diamond feather brooch from the Ex-Queen of Spain
Watch bracelet in diamonds and rubies – Mr Gillett see on right>>
A belle époque diamond and ruby ring from her father in law ( passed to Princess Margaret and sold at auction)

Ruby, sapphire and diamond bangle bracelet from George, Duke of York
Sapphire and diamond bracelets from the Emperor and Empress of Russia

 shamrock pin, emeralds and diamonds
Probably this brooch (when later altered), but not solved || shamrock pin, emeralds and diamonds

Sapphire and diamond bracelet
Large diamond and sapphires anchor brooch from her husband worn on the day of her wedding

 

Gold four-leaf shamrock pin, emeralds and diamonds by Sir Frederick and Lady Milner

Emerald and diamond brooch from the Tsarvitch

Emerald and sapphires ring from her three brothers. (Sold during the auction of Princess Margraret)

Wedding Present Emerald Cross late 16th century
Wedding Present Emerald Cross late 16th centur

Cross of the 17th century, a trinket very much in fashion in olden timeswith our fair Norman kinswomen and in a case adorned with the two Sons of William the Conqueror. It has been sent from Neufchatel-en-Bray, an old town founded by Henry I of England and has been presented by Captain Le Clerc, of the French Embassy, in whose family it has been for many years

Amethyst and topaz bracelet – Lord & Lady Burton made by Messrs. and Sons, Edinburgh

Lace parasol with carved pin coral handle – from the Italian ambassador and Lady Tornielli

Little gold watch and chain inclosed in a small glass case formerly in the possession of the Empress Josephine from Dr Chittenden.

Four valuable pins – Mr A.J. Balfour
Diamond brooch with crystal centre – Earl and Countess of Leven

Wedding present to Queen Mary from the members of the British Embassy in Berlin Silver-gilt, straight-sided, quatrefoil-shaped box, with hinged lid, mounted with a red glass and diamond-set scarab and four stylised fleurs-de-lys
Wedding present to Queen Mary from the members of the British Embassy in Berlin Silver-gilt, straight-sided, quatrefoil-shaped box, with hinged lid, mounted with a red glass and diamond-set scarab and four stylised fleurs-de-lys

Small birthday book bound in gold and tortoiseshell, containing a miniature in ivory of the royal family and bearing a coronet and short inscription in diamonds and enamel – from the Baron and Baroness Lowenstein.
Bird in gold and enamel box – Sir Henry and Lady Meysey-Thomson

Bracelet of diamond and pierres from the People of Richmond

Diamond-set scarab and four stylised fleurs-de-lys Silver-gilt, straight-sided, quatrefoil-shaped box, with hinged lid, mounted with a red glass; from the members of the British Embassy in Berlin.

A carbuncle and diamond heart and “ Wings of Time“ brooch       from Mr. Wyndham,

Brooch – beautiful jewel, the gift of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters. It consisted of the arms of the Company in diamonds, surrounded with brilliants, and surmounted by the motto of the Company,  Honour God.

Gold Opera Glass from Tiffany with diamonds and pearls
County of Lincoln Brooch | Royal Wedding Gift  

**Source:Queens Diamonds,Hugh Roberts; thanks to Laura!

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