Beautiful jewels of the kings and Queens.
A Russian 14K yellow and rose gold, diamond and ruby mounted rose quartz box, 20th century, with right facing circular Kokoshnick mark, 56 standard, with spurious maker's mark, the hinged domed oval top centered by a crown within a laurel wreath, with ruby cabochon clasp, over a conforming body decorated with ribbon-tied laurel swags,
Formerly the property of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe - A rare and highly important Victorian ruby and diamond necklace, late 19th century. Designed as a rivière of twenty-four cushion-shaped rubies alternating with twenty-four similarly shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, accompanied by the original worksheet stating that four rubies and four diamonds were added to lengthen the original necklace on 24th October 1884.
Sapphire and diamond brooch, set with table cut sapphire and in gold , silver, 14 brilliant cut diamonds, can be worn necklace and bracelet, Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788-1819) was a younger sister of Tsar Alexander I (r. 1801-1825). He gave the jewel to her on December 1815. She became the Queen of Württemberg upon her marriage to her first cousin Crown Prince William who eventually became King William I of Württemberg (r. 1816-1864) in 1816. 2.8 cm
Russian Nuptial Crown (Russian Crown Jewels). Worn by all Romanov brides, this crown was purchased from the Soviets in the 1930s by American food heiress, and wife of the American Ambassador, Marjorie Merriweather Post. The diamonds that adorn this crown are not set in gold but are sewn onto velvet which is stretched over a metal frame. A true Romanov treasure, this crown is typical of the spectacular individuality and creativeness of the Russian Crown Jewels.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 96-carat amethyst surrounded by diamonds. The mounting has a platinum top and yellow gold undercarriage. The amethyst is probably from Brazil. Platinum and diamonds were often used, and amethyst, a favorite stone of King Edward VII’s wife, Alexandra. The brooch was donated to the Smithsonian by Mrs. George M. Morris in 1973.
Marie Antoinette Earrings Few objects in the Smithsonian collections conjure up more dramatic images than do these diamond earrings. They were given to Marie Antoinette by Louis XVI and are said to have been taken from her when she was arrested fleeing the French Revolution. Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
"The Romanovs Treasures" Two eagles with the crown comes from Maria Paleologue, wife of Ivan the Great and niece of Charlemagne. She brought her Greek Orthodox faith to Russia and founded the Russian Orthodox church. The two eagle symbol is her legacy, and remains the Russian coat of arms to this day.
The Queen Mother wearing the Oriental Circlet Tiara. The tiara was made for Queen Victoria in 1853. The inspiration for the design of this tiara, which includes ‘Moghul’ arches framing lotus flowers, came from Prince Albert who had been greatly impressed by the Indian jewels presented to the Queen by the East India Company at the conclusion of the Great Exhibition.
The Marie Antoinette diamonds The original earrings were owned by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France; guillootined in 1793 during the French Revolution.Aaid to be a gift from her husband, King Louis XVI. According to one legend, she had them with her when she was arrested fleeing the French Revolution in 1791. Grand Duchess Tatiana Yousupoff of Russia later acquired the earrings. They stayed within her family until 1928.