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RUSSIAN CROWN JEWELS – The band esclave of Empress Catherine the Great. Was created in the middle of the 18th century from silver, diamonds, spinel. The masterpiece is signed as ” Pfysterer on April 10, 1764”


The Darnley Jewel

The Darnley Jewel was created in the 1570’s, likely in Scotland and was probably commissioned by the Lady Margaret Douglas, the Countess of Lennox for her husband, Matthew Stuart. Matthew was the Regent of Scotland and died in battle in 1571, this piece is generally thought to have been a memorial to him. It is a heart shaped locket and within the complex design, there are many symbols to show the couples love for one another. The crests of both the Lady Margaret and the Count appear here, with the Salamander being the crest of the house of Douglas and the fleurs-de-lis coming from the Lennox arms. The jewel in the middle can be seen as a hint of their ambitions towards their grandson, who would later be James VI and I of England and Scotland. The Darnley Jewel also opens up to reveal further beautiful symbolic work. 


FRENCH CROWN JEWELSSapphire and diamond necklace and earrings belonged to Empress Marie-Louise of France from late 19th century.


Queen Victoria, Memento Bracelet of her Grandchildren

This bracelet was given to Queen Victoria by Alexandra, Princess of Wales. A cylindrical link gold bracelet with five oval gold lockets, each mounted with different stone set motifs, each with a photograph of one of Victoria’s grandchildren and their names inscribed inside the covers: Prince Albert Victor (Horseshoe in diamonds), Prince George (‘G’ reversed, rubies & diamonds), Princess Louise (‘L’ diamonds & sapphires), Princess Victoria (‘V’ diamonds & emeralds) and Princess Maud (‘M’ in turquoises).



Royal Jewellery - The Danish Emerald Parure Necklace and Tiara
The Danish Emerald Parure largely consist of 67 emeralds and 2650 diamonds balanced out between a tiara, a necklace, a pair of earrings and a brooch. The largest 26 emeralds are dated all the way back to 1723, given as a gift from King Christian VI to his Queen Sophie Magdalene after she had given birth to their son, the future King Frederik V. The remaining smaller emeralds came from various parts the family. In 1840, all of the emeralds were put together by C.M. Weisshaupt for Queen Caroline Amalie to wear on the occasion of her silver wedding anniversary to King Christian VIII. The parure is a part of Denmark’s crown jewels - and there are special rules for the crown jewels: only the current Queen of Denmark is allowed to them, they are not to be taken outside of Denmark; and that they is on public display on Rosenborg Castle and the Queen has to send for them every time she wants to wear them, alas meaning that she doesn’t wear this lovely parure all that often.


A lovely emerald tiara made by the Bapst brothers for the only living child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, Marie-Therese.

Before leaving for exile in the UK, Marie handed over the tiara to the French treasury, after which it was sold and exchanged hands many times before finally recently returning home to the Louvre for display there.


Prince Philip spam

The sexiness of this photograph is beyond belief.

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British Royal Jewels - Queen Victoria’s Emerald and Diamond Tiara 

Designed by Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s husband) in the Gothic Revival style. It was made of emeralds and diamonds set in gold by Joseph Kitching in 1845 at cost of £1,150. 


Queen Silvia posing in her traditional clothing today.

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Queen Mary’s amethyst parure. 

The amethyst were from a charity raffle that Queen Mary won. The parure was sold after the Queen Mother’s death, the necklace was seen on Anna Wintour.