The Hope Diamond once worn by Marie - Antoinette of France

The Hope Diamond once worn by Marie - Antoinette of France

The Imperial State Crown (1937) is worn by the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament. One of the youngest crowns in the collection, it holds a number of much older gems. The crown was remade in 1937 after the previous frame weakened under the weight of the gemstones.

The Imperial State Crown (1937) is worn by the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament. One of the youngest crowns in the collection, it holds a number of much older gems. The crown was remade in 1937 after the previous frame weakened under the weight of the gemstones.

The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was also given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it  set into his crown for his coronation in 1214.  Edward I of England took the sapphire along with the Stone of Scone in 1296, during his invasion of Scotland. His grandson, King Edward III,  later returned the jewel to his brother-in-law David II of Scotland.

The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was also given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it set into his crown for his coronation in 1214. Edward I of England took the sapphire along with the Stone of Scone in 1296, during his invasion of Scotland. His grandson, King Edward III, later returned the jewel to his brother-in-law David II of Scotland.

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Imperial Russia diamond pendant

Imperial Russia diamond pendant

The Angouleme Emerald Tiara worn by Marie Antoinette and made by Evrard and Frederic Bapst for the French crown jewels in 1820. There are 1031 diamonds and 40 emeralds in the setting. When sold in 1887, an observer remarked that anyone who had not seen it 'does not know what an emerald is, the green stones alternate with the brilliants in such a manner that there is an interplay of coloured light, the effect of which is magical.'

The Angouleme Emerald Tiara worn by Marie Antoinette and made by Evrard and Frederic Bapst for the French crown jewels in 1820. There are 1031 diamonds and 40 emeralds in the setting. When sold in 1887, an observer remarked that anyone who had not seen it 'does not know what an emerald is, the green stones alternate with the brilliants in such a manner that there is an interplay of coloured light, the effect of which is magical.'

Emerald Necklace - Iranian Crown Jewels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Emerald Necklace - Iranian Crown Jewels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN DIAMOND TIARA~ Magnificent nuptial crown made for Empress Elizaveta Alexeievna, née Louise of Baden, consort of Tsar Alexander I, Paul I's son. Paul's famous pink diamond is the center focus of this diamond crown.Empress Elizaveta. The tiara was made for her by St Petersburg jeweler, Jacob David Duval ca. 1800.

Top Ten Antique Tiaras

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN DIAMOND TIARA~ Magnificent nuptial crown made for Empress Elizaveta Alexeievna, née Louise of Baden, consort of Tsar Alexander I, Paul I's son. Paul's famous pink diamond is the center focus of this diamond crown.Empress Elizaveta. The tiara was made for her by St Petersburg jeweler, Jacob David Duval ca. 1800.

Sapphire set of Queen Marie Amélie. French Crown Jewels.

Sapphire set of Queen Marie Amélie. French Crown Jewels.

The Great Imperial Crown made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine the Great by the court jeweler J.Pauzie represents the height of creative imagination, lavish beauty and skilled workmanship. It is adorned with five thousand diamonds arranged in a splendid pattern of laurel wreaths and oak branches.

The Great Imperial Crown made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine the Great by the court jeweler J.Pauzie represents the height of creative imagination, lavish beauty and skilled workmanship. It is adorned with five thousand diamonds arranged in a splendid pattern of laurel wreaths and oak branches.

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