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Marie Antoinette’s Jewel coffer (1786–1787) set with decorative panels of moss agate and designed by French goldsmiths Charles Ouizille (ca. 1744–1830) and Pierre-François Drais (ca. 1726–1788). Lid is missing.  Moss agate, jasper, marble and gold, 9 1/4 x 11 x 8 7/8 inches.  Musée du Louvre. Photo: Geneva Anderson

Marie Antoinette’s Jewel coffer set with decorative panels of moss agate and designed by French goldsmiths Charles Ouizille (ca. and Pierre-François Drais (ca. Lid is missing. Moss agate, jasper, marble and gold, 9 x 11 x 8 inches.

Ears of Wheat Tiara from the French Crown Jewels. Formerly worn by the Empresss Josephine.

Cameo Diadem of Empress Josephine:  The cameos in this diadem are made from coral, each piece of which has color variations. It is set in gold with lapis-lazuli inlay.

Cameo Diadem of Empress Josephine. The cameos are made from coral, each piece of which has color variations. It is set in gold with lapis-lazuli inlay. Given that Josephine was Empress from 1804 – when she agreed to a divorce.

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The French Crown Ruby Parure

The French Crown Ruby Parure ~ Some pieces of the parure today, including the two bracelets on display at the Louvre, brooches, and the major necklace

The French Crown Ruby Tiara, in the version made for the Duchess of Angoulême which is believed to be in existence today

The French Crown Ruby Tiara The version made for the Duchess of Angoulême, Marie Thérèse, the only surviving child of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The tiara is believed to be in existence today.

Pair of diamond and ruby bracelets belonging to the Duchess of AngoulêmeParis, 1816 and 1825.

Pair of bracelets belonging to the Duchesse d'Angoulême, by Paul-Nicolas Menière, Paris. In gold with 72 rubies and 420 diamonds. Gems reset from a parure belonging to Empress Marie-Louise of France.

The parure of Marie-Louise Empress of France

The Emeralds of Marie-Louise Empress of France. Empress Marie-Louise the second wife of Napoleon.

Aiguière en agate, entrée dans la collection de Louis XIV entre 1681 et 1684 – Monture: Jean Vangrol, Paris, vers 1640 - Paris, Musée du Louvre

Aiguière en agate, entrée dans la collection de Louis XIV entre 1681 et 1684 –…

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