Another legendary piece of jewelry from the Bourbon Parme collection which will be sold by Sotheby's in Geneva in November. This diamond, ruby and saphire neck pendant from the Spanish order of the Golden Fleece has been preserved in it's original box, for more than 150 years. It belonged to the duke Angoulême, older son of the last king of France, Charles X. It seems he received it from king Ferdinand VII after the military expedition he successfully lead in Spain, in 1823. After the ...
Aquamarine tiara of Anne, Princess Royal of Great Britain. Altered by Princess Anne in the 1970's. George VI commissioned this tiara from Cartier as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife HM Queen Elizabeth. Composed of aquamarines and diamonds arranged in a pine cone motif interspersed with large upright rectangular aquamarines and smaller diamonds." Caption written by Edie Engel.
The Devonshire Intaglio Parure was commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire for Countess Granville, the wife of his nephew, to wear in Moscow at the coronation of Tsar Alexander II in 1856. It consists of seven pieces of jewellery (including a bracelet, bandeau, comb, coronet, stomacher, necklace and diadem), all of which are set with a major part of the 2nd Duke of Devonshire's collection of eighty-eight cameos and intaglios.