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.
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
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.