The Ancient World
Egyptian Sheet gold finger and toe coverings, plus sandals, from the tomb of three minor wives of Thutmose III at Wady Gabbanat el-Qurud, circa 1479-1425 B.C. On display at the Metropolitan Museum of...
The Queen of Sheba Parure consists of large honey-coloured diamonds, white brilliant-cut diamonds, smaller honey-coloured diamonds, rose-cut and old-cut diamonds set in yellow and white gold (some of which has been oxidized). It was designed specially for Lady Colin Campbell. The parure consists of a tiara, necklace, long-drop earrings, ring and bracelet.
Louis XVI's gift to Marie Antoinette. Spectacular old mine cut diamond and sapphire oversized feather. Louis XVI was tired of Marie Antoinette's taste for tall headdresses, and offered her this diamond aigrette to wear instead.