Emeralds of Empress Ekaterina II of Russia. C. 1830. Gold, silver, emeralds, diamonds. Set consisting of an emerald and diamond necklace with matching earrings. Every generation of the family of the Marquis of Lothian has believed that the majority of these emeralds were given by the Empress Ekaterina II to their ancestor, the Earl of Buckinghamshire during his embassy to St. Petersburg 1762-1765.
Antique Emerald and Diamond Necklace, France, composed of floral links each centering an emerald-cut emerald graduating in size from approx. 7.75 x 7.15 x 5.30 to 3.65 x 3.25 x 1.85 mm, petals set with old mine-cut diamonds, approx. total diamond wt. 28.50 cts., silver-topped 18kt gold mount, lg. 18 1/4 in., guarantee stamps. Victorian or Victorian style
Perhaps one of the most famous jewellery suits of all time: the Bulgari Seven Wonders emerald necklace, with the matching diamond and emerald earrings and a Bvlgari emerald ring thrown in for good measure. Worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida and Monica Vitti to name just a few celebrities. Discover the fashion history of the most iconic and classic of jewellery brands to date: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/bulgari-history-of-style-celebrities-iconic-design/ #jewelry