Royal Wedding in 1905, Princess Margaret of Connaught marries the Gustav Adolph of Sweden, the story behind the wedding gifts, today the necklace of diamonds and rubies from the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Windsor siblings.
Absolute simplicity was the keynote of the wedding gown of the Royal bride. Foundation and train were white satin with skirt lace gathered round the hips, the bodice being draped with lace, with sprays of orange blossom half in the folds. Princess Margaret wore a simple wreath of myrtle and which carried a marvelous wedding veil presented to her by the ladies of Ireland. …
GORGEOUS PRESENTS TO ROYAL BRIDE. The most valuable gifts were shown in glass-covered cases, and enormous table groaned and other priceless gifts These gift sent their Majesties King and Queen is regal crown, composed of the finest diamonds and largo pigeon’s red rubies‘ sot square in the now manner. The appertains lovely necklace to match, and the crown are arranged that it forms tiara decoration at will. The bride’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, gave her another crown, call also form various beautiful ornament diamonds of the purest water, and tho pattern is that most elegant one, the Empire wreath. With trembling stones and festoons gems between each circle. From her brother and sister beautiful diamond and pearl ring came, and from the Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Victoria of Wales, Princess Charles of Denmark, and the Duchess of Fife diamond and ruby necklace arrived. In tho case is shown an antique bracelet which the Duchess of Connaught remembers child, and which been sent young Princess Frederick Charles of Prussia. King Oscar’s Gifts. It officially announced that the King and Queen have presented to Prince Gustav and Princess Margaret the Castle of Sofjero, in Scania, southern part of Sweden, well tiara of diamonds as a separate wedding gift to the bride.
The Duchess wore the smaller version of the historic sapphire and diamond parure in 1984 and 1985 at least in public.
Unfortunately the historic Cambridge sapphires and diamond set, consist of the sapphire and diamond cluster tiara, the sapphire and diamond choker, the sapphire and diamond earrings, the sapphire and diamond brooch was also sold and is not in the royal family anymore.
When the founder of the jewel house Moira died in November 2020, it came up to the light, the historic smaller parure fragments are owned by her.
Wild Roses Diamond Tiara Diadem Marylou Whitney on auction in December 2020
The tiara of garland design, featuring floral and foliate motifs pavé-set with old mine, old European, pear, single and rose-cut diamonds, accented with cushion-cut and round rubies. The Silver-Topped Gold, Ruby and Diamond Tiara is offered for auction in 2020 by Sotheby’s
Princess Gloria, née Countess von Schönburg-Glauchau, has a very high-quality and unusual collection, despite the sale of part of the jewelry and jewels of the Princely House of Thurn und Taxis collected over the years, from which we can see a few remarkable pieces.
The high diadem in the empire style. Like the front side of a grenadier cap, set with diamonds has a large oval sapphire as the center, a large cushion-shaped sapphire is also attached above as a tip, both are carmized with diamonds and changeable. A frame made of diamonds.
Openwork, filigree scroll work of diamonds forms a high structure, acanthus leaves were worked into diamond-set borders and set accents. Another four sapphires are housed as highlights in the central motif, an exceptional jewel in the royal house’s treasury.
Like the complete diamond Parure, the tiara was revised in the 19th century by the renowned company Kreuter, Hanau specialist in white jewels, or supplemented with diamonds and precious stones from home jewelry.
The princess wears a necklace made of small flowers alternately set in diamonds and sapphires, the same size and workmanship, which can be lengthened or shortened as a choker close to the neck. The ear-studs in the lower part match the necklace, a sapphire framed with diamonds.
Archduchess Margarethe Klementine Maria of Austria 1870-1955, was a member of the Hungarian line of the House of Habsburg and an Archduchess of Austria by birth.
She married Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis in 1890, the Prince ordered for her the sapphire and diamond parure by Kreuter, Hanau from older jewels and jewelry to rebuild a new versatile Parure, see above. In 1894, she was first time pictured with the tiara and the necklace.
Sita Devi Maharani of Baroda, ordered a pair of ruby cuffs by Verger Frères, a firm that used to work with Parisian Maisons such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron or Cartier. The developed pieces were either sold on order or through stores in France and abroad, and even at their own workshop at Rue St. Anne. The designs always included the hallmark of the master at Verger Frères, and sometime…………..