Among the Empress Eugenie's incredible jewels is this splendid diamond bow brooch, originally part of the Diamants de la Couronne, it was made by François Kramer. The impressive bow was originally intended as a buckle for a diamond belt. Eugenie asked her jeweler to make it more elaborate, to wear it with the pair of diamond tassels. Later five diamond pampilles were added.

Among the Empress Eugenie's incredible jewels is this splendid diamond bow brooch, originally part of the Diamants de la Couronne, it was made by François Kramer. The impressive bow was originally intended as a buckle for a diamond belt. Eugenie asked her jeweler to make it more elaborate, to wear it with the pair of diamond tassels. Later five diamond pampilles were added.

THE DORSET BOW BROOCH, a wedding present to Queen Mary in 1893 from the County of Dorset, and from Queen Mary to Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

THE DORSET BOW BROOCH, a wedding present to Queen Mary in 1893 from the County of Dorset, and from Queen Mary to Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

Property of the Spanish royal family.  Made by Cartier in 1920, the tiara's top pearl is removable and originally the pearls were interchangeable with emeralds.

Property of the Spanish royal family. Made by Cartier in 1920, the tiara's top pearl is removable and originally the pearls were interchangeable with emeralds.

When third husband Mike Todd gave Taylor this ruby and diamond necklace (along with matching bracelet and earrings) at their vacation villa in the south of France, she was so elated that she jumped in the pool wearing it.

Photos: Elizabeth Taylor’s Famous Jewels to Hit the Auction Block

When third husband Mike Todd gave Taylor this ruby and diamond necklace (along with matching bracelet and earrings) at their vacation villa in the south of France, she was so elated that she jumped in the pool wearing it.

A CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH  Designed as a circular, baguette and pear-shaped diamond scroll, the outer edge trimmed with fancy-shaped diamonds, suspending three detachable cultured pearl drops, measuring approximately 12.30 mm, each with a diamond-set cap, mounted in platinum

A CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH Designed as a circular, baguette and pear-shaped diamond scroll, the outer edge trimmed with fancy-shaped diamonds, suspending three detachable cultured pearl drops, measuring approximately 12.30 mm, each with a diamond-set cap, mounted in platinum

PLATINUM, DIAMOND AND COLORED DIAMOND BROOCH The stylized ribbon bow centered by a pear-shaped Faint Pink diamond weighing 2.02 carats, accented by baguette and French-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.80 carats, further set with numerous old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.25 carats.

PLATINUM, DIAMOND AND COLORED DIAMOND BROOCH The stylized ribbon bow centered by a pear-shaped Faint Pink diamond weighing 2.02 carats, accented by baguette and French-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.80 carats, further set with numerous old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.25 carats.

Natural pearl and diamond brooch/pendant, circa 1880. Composed of a heart and…

Natural pearl and diamond brooch/pendant, circa 1880. Composed of a heart and…

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